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Summer Program Admissions

Our summer program is selective and rigorous. Read on to learn about our admissions process, program cost, financial assistance, and qualities of a great candidate


What is included in the application?

Whether you have a specific campus in mind or are open to doing the program a few locations, the application is the same. We want to get a sense for who you are, the goals you’ve accomplished, and what inspires you. Our application is purposefully robust and diverse, giving you many opportunities to shine.

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1. General information

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2. Activities

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3. Your transcripts

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4. Short answer questions

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5. Video introduction to YOU


Program fee

Program fee for 4-week programs at MIT, Penn, and UT: $6,295 

Program fee for 5-week programs at Northwestern: $6,795

Application fee: $60 

*Financial need-based support is available, and application fee can be waived with proof of need.

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Inclusion & Excellence Scholarships

To support our ongoing commitment to inclusion and excellence in the innovation space, four scholarships will be offered for LaunchX Summer 2018. Read our blog for information around qualifying for a scholarship.

1. Woman in STEM Scholarship

2. Person of Color in STEM Scholarship

3. Social Impact Scholarship

4. Maker Czar Scholarship

Learn More on Our Blog

Financial Need-Based Support

Our admissions process is need-blind, meaning if you indicate that you need financial support, this will not impact your chances of acceptance in any way. We ensure that students who are admitted are able to attend, regardless of financial background.

Sample financial need packages:

Family Income of Admits* Average Program Fee Reduction**  Average Price Families Pay***
$0-25k $5,728 $171
$25-50k $5,131 $806
$50-75k $3,024 $2,888
$75-100k $2,668 $3,170
$100k+ $0 $6,295

*Family income includes all sources of income, including untaxed income and excluding losses; **Average scholarship provided by LaunchX, calculated based on averages. We do not make promises in advance about your financial-support package—different financial circumstances yield different outcomes; ***Based on program fee in year student was admitted.


Upcoming Application Deadlines

Round: Early Admissions Regular Admissions

Be compared against a small pool of applicants and get a decision sooner.

Get more time to apply but be compared against a larger pool.

Deadline: December 18, 2017

February 20, 2018

Decision: February 26, 2018

April 16, 2018

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