The application for Catapult 2016 will be available in January.

Follow these steps to apply:


Fill out the online application. Space is limited, so be sure to indicate which session you want to attend. There is no cost to apply for Operation Catapult.

Application Criteria: Remember, you must be a high school junior going into your senior year (graduation in 2016). A year of chemistry or physics is required to be considered for admission to Operation Catapult. Admission is selective. We look to admit students that have been successful in high school and will be successful at Operation Catapult. 


A recommendation from your counselor is required. Their phone number and email address will be used for verification. If you are homeschooled, we require a recommendation from a professor, employer, activity organizer, or someone else outside the home.

The recommendation must be typed on school letterhead. It may be scanned and emailed to the Office of Admissions or mailed to the following address:

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Admissions Office CM1
5500 Wabash Ave
Terre Haute, IN 47803


Request your official high school transcript be sent to the Office of Admissions to complete your application. Your first semester grades of your junior year must be included on the transcript.

If your high school is a member of Parchment (formerly Docufide)or Naviance Electronic Transcripts, you may have your materials sent through their service or you may have your high school mail the transcript to:

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Office of Admissions
5500 Wabash Avenue, CM 1
Terre Haute, IN 47803


After Your Application Is Complete:

  • We will notify students of admissions decisions on a rolling basis beginning in mid-February.
  • Once your application is approved you will need to submit a $100 deposit to reserve your
    spot. Operation Catapult sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Please do not make any travel arrangements or payments prior to receiving application approval.