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Students who are currently in 10th and 11th grade (rising junior and senior while the program is in session) are eligible to apply.  Students who would like to participate in any Summer Academic programs must apply for admission; completed applications are submitted to the  Admissions Committee for review.  Please be aware that students are admitted to our programs on a rolling basis; space may be limited at the final application deadline.

Admission Information


The comprehensive $3,500 Carleton Summer Science Institute fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Books and materials used in class and lab.
  • Six Carleton credit hours (approximately equivalent to 3 semester credit hours)
  • Room and board (includes all meals)
  • Activities and excursions

A $500 deposit is due with each general admission application.  The remaining balance of $3,000 is due on of before the start of the program.  If you are not offered admission into CSSI, the $500 tuition deposit will be returned to you.  For accepted students, the tuition deposit is non-refundable.  Please see the cancellation policy for further details.

A limited number of scholarships are available for the Summer Science Institute.  For more information, please see the Scholarships page.

Cancellation Policy

Students whose written withdrawal is received by the Summer Academic Programs office:

  • on or before May 27th, 2015 will be entitled to a refund of any fees paid over and above the $500 nonrefundable tuition deposit.
  • between May 28 and June 17, 2015 will be entitled to a refund of 50% of any fees paid over and above the $500 nonrefundable tuition deposit.
  • on or after June 18,2015 will be responsible for the full cost of tuition and will not receive a tuition refund.

Any participant who is dismissed for any reason or who voluntarily withdraws from their attending program will be held responsible for their full tuition and forfeit all voluntary fees paid.


Summer Academic Programs