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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 application deadline.
The comprehensive $3,350 Summer Science Institute fee includes:
- 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 $2,850 is due on or 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, $500 of the tuition deposit is non-refundable. Please see the cancellation policy for further details.
A limited number of scholarships are available for the Carleton Summer Science Institute. For more information, please see the Scholarships page.
Summer Science Institute Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing and be received by the Summer Academic Programs Office on or before May 29, 2014.
Students whose written withdrawal is received is received by the Summer Academic Programs Office on or before May 29, 2014 will be entitled to a refund of any fees paid over and above the $500 nonrefundable tuition deposit.
Students whose written withdrawal is received between May 30 and June 19, 2014 will be charged $1,675. Any student whose written withdrawal is received on or after June 20, 2014 will be responsible for the full cost of tuition.
Any participant who is dismissed for any reason or who voluntarily withdraws from the Summer Science Institute will be held responsible for their full tuition and forfeit all voluntary fees paid.