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Program Admissions

Our summer program brings together top aspiring entreprepreneur high school students to have a community of like-minded innovators and problem solvers. Read on to learn about our admissions process, program cost, financial assistance, and qualities of a great candidate to learn how you can be part of this amazing community.

What Makes A Great Candidate For Our Summer Program?

Great applicants do not need to have experience in entrepreneurship, but need to have shown self-initiative, resilience, problem solving capacity, and teamwork skills that show the propensity for great entrepreneurial capacity.  

Notice that grades and awards don’t make the list! Yes, we ask you to submit your transcripts, but this is the least important part of the application.

  • Initiative

    You push yourself outside of your comfort zone

  • Impact

    You create real, measurable results

  • Resilience

    You persevere and don't make excuses when things get tough

  • Collaboration

    You’re able to put team goals before yourself

What Is Included In The Application?

We want to get a sense of who you are, what you’ve accomplished, and what inspires you. Our application is purposefully robust and diverse, giving you many opportunities to shine.

See the application for more details.

General Information

Activities

Transcripts

Video Introduction

Program Locations, Fees & Dates

Location Dates Program Fee (not covering travel)
Cambridge, MA
TBD for 2020
$8,450
Northwestern University
June 28 - July 25
$7,950
University of Michigan
June 7 - July 4
July 12 - August 8
$7,950
University of Pennsylvania
June 21 - July 18
$8,450

*Locations, dates, and pricing subject to change.  These are typically finalized in December / January and will not be available until that time.  No additional information is available that is not provided here regarding dates or locations.

Note: An application fee is required across all locations. The application fee will be $50 prior to the early application deadline and $65 from the early to the regular application deadline.  So long as you pay prior to the early application deadline, the lower fee will be locked in for you, though this fee is not refundable once it is paid.  Students who applied in previous years will have this fee waived, or the fee can be waived with proof of financial need.  See the application for more details.

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. 

Examples of our reduction of program fees based on family income include:

Family Income of Admits* Range of Program Fees Family Pays**
$0-25k
$25 - $3,750
$25-50k
$100 - $6,500
$50-75k
$1,200 - FULL
$75k+
FULL

*Family income includes all sources of income, including untaxed income and excluding losses; 

**Range varies based on specific family circumstance of location, costs, income, and assets.

Please note that while we have offered financial need-based support to international students in previous years, this is subject to change.

Application Deadlines

Please note that the application for summer 2020 will become available in the fall of 2019

Round Early Admissions Regular Admissions
Differences:
Be compared against a smaller pool of applicants and get a decision sooner.
Get more time to apply but be compared against a larger pool.
Deadline:
December 15, 2019
February 1, 2020
Decision:
February 15, 2020
April 1, 2020