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Apply for 2024

Program dates: June 23 to July 19, 2024, on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, IL.

Deadline: All materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2024. (The Institute does not accept applications by fax or email.)

Tuition: $5,000, which includes room and board.

Financial aid: The University has up to $100,000 in financial aid and scholarships available for 2024 students. Complete the financial-aid form if you are applying for financial aid or if you want to be considered for one of the named scholarships listed in the brochure. Students who apply for financial aid automatically will be considered for any of the named scholarships for which they qualify. (No need to complete the form if you are not applying for aid.)

Program brochure: View the 2024 program brochure. (Students are strongly encouraged to read the brochure before applying to the program.)

Application: Open, fill out and then print the 2024 application.

Application notes: Please follow instructions at the bottom of the application page.

With most web browsers, the application and financial-aid forms are “fillable.” You can type in the information requested, print the completed form, sign it at the top and mail it to Northwestern with the other required items (essay/activity list/writing samples/check).

You can include materials from your guidance counselor and the teacher’s letter of recommendation in the same envelope you use to send your part of the application but those items should be in separate, sealed envelopes. (As an alternative, teachers can send their letters by email attachment to:

If your test scores are available and your counselor cannot provide them, you can take a screen shot of your scores, print the screen shot and send it with your part of the application. Also, please note that mid-year or first-semester grades are a required part of the application.

Questions? Email Program Assistant Marjorie Geraci at or Program Director Roger Boye at or call (847) 491-2069.

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