Pre-College Programs

STEM I: How to Apply

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Program Dates

Two-Week Session
July 17 - 28, 2017


For students completing grades 6-7 by June 2017, with a minimum age of 12 and a maximum age of 14.

Fees: $4,196

Admission Criteria

Prospective students must apply for admission. When evaluating applications, the Admissions Review Committee looks for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, social maturity, self-motivation and a readiness for participation in an independent academic environment.

Please note:

A Complete Application Consists of 3 Items:

  1. A Completed Application Form submitted through the student portal which is offline until December 2017. Parents and Students: Please be sure to create only one Account per applicant.
    Your application provides basic information about you. In addition, students should be prepared to write an essay telling us what you hope to learn in the program to which you are applying; why this is of interest to you; what contributions you hope to make; and any further information you want to convey to us.
  2. A Non-refundable Application Fee (payable securely by credit card within the Student Portal)
    One application fee per application submitted
    Before 3/1/2017: $50
    3/1/2017 to 4/30/2017: $75
    5/1/2017 and after: $100
  3. An Academic Transcript
    Applicants must submit a transcript that contains grades for current academic term and at least TWO previous academic years. Transcript submissions must include an explanation of the scoring system in English. Applicants will be emailed a link to upload their transcripts upon application submission.

Notification of Admission Decision

Applicants will be notified by email to log into their Student Portal to view their admission decision once it has been made. Admission decisions are usually made within 10 business days of receipt of a complete application.

Confirming Attendance with a Program Deposit

Accepted students must confirm their attendance by submitting a $300 non-refundable program deposit. Students attending more than one program must submit a $300 non-refundable deposit for each program. Students will not be able to enroll in courses until a program deposit is received.


Student and parents are encouraged to review our Policies page to learn about important payment deadlines, refunds, code of conduct, and more.

Important Information for International Students

Learn about Immigration Guidelines, Deadlines for Submitting Documentation, How to Apply for a Visa, and more on our International Students page »