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      Stanford University EPGY Summer Institutes

      Overview
      The Stanford University EPGY Summer Institutes are summer residential programs designed for middle and high-school students to enrich their educational pursuits and meet others with similar interests and abilities. The programs are divided into two groups, middle school and high school, offering intensive-study course taught by Stanford instructors.
       
      High School Program (Ages 13 - 17)
       
      High School Program 2012
      Session 1: June 24 - July 13
      Session 2: July 16 - August 4
      Session 2E: July 16 - August 11

      The High School Program is a three- or four-week residential program. Summer Institutes subject areas include arts and humanities, business, computer science, engineering, legal studies, mathematics, social science, physical and biological science and writing. The instructors are assisted by undergraduate and graduate student mentors who have expertise in the course subject areas. These mentors serve a dual role of Residential Counselor and Teaching Assistant so that the academic and social aspects of the program are tightly integrated. Students are housed in residences that are used by Stanford undergraduates during regular school year. High School Program students enrolled in the same course are housed together along with the residential counselors who serve as teaching assistants for that course. Boys and girls will be in separate residences and each room will have two to four students.

      Admissions Schedule
      Early Admission Regular Admission
      Application Fee Waived $45
      Application Deadline January 18, 2012 February 29, 2012
      Admissions Decision February 22, 2012 April 4, 2012

      Applications for the EPGY Summer Institutes are reviewed on a revolving basis while space is available. Applicants are notified of their admissions status via e-mail, and can review their applicant status from the applicant login page.

      Summer Institutes courses and sessions fill quickly, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

      Students may attend only one session.

       

      Middle School Program (Ages 11 - 13)
       
      Middle School Program 2012
      Session 1: June 24 - July 6
      Session 2: July 9 - July 21
      Session 3: July 24 - August 4

      The EPGY Summer Institutes Middle School Program (MSP) consists of two-week sessions for students in grade 6 and 7. Similar to the Summer Institutes for high-school students, this program provides academic enrichment, a taste of college life at Stanford, and the opportunity to meet others with similar interests and abilities. However, rather than pursuing focused study on a single topic, students study several related topics within a single subject area. Same as the High School Program, Summer Institutes MSP participants live in supervised Stanford housing and are taught by Stanford instructors with the assistance of undergraduate and graduate student mentors who have expertise in the course subject areas.

      Admissions Schedule
      Early Admission Regular Admission
      Application Fee Waived $45
      Application Deadline January 18, 2012 February 29, 2012
      Admissions Decision February 22, 2012 April 4, 2012

      Applications for the EPGY Summer Institutes are reviewed on a revolving basis while space is available. Applicants are notified of their admissions status via e-mail, and can review their applicant status from the applicant login page.

      Summer Institutes courses and sessions fill quickly, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

      Students may attend only one session.

       

      Application for Admission 2012

      To apply for the EPGY Summer Institutes Middle School Program:

      1. Complete the online Preliminary Application below.

      2. Complete Part 1 of the Online Application. You will be able to access Part 1 from your Applicant Page after you complete the Preliminary Application.

      3. Submit the full Application Packet by mail or fax. The Application Packet will be available for download after you complete the online Preliminary Application.

      4. Note that a $45 application fee is required and can be paid on your Applicant Page. The application fee is waived for complete applications received by the early admission deadline.
      Materials Required

      In addition to the Preliminary Application, a complete application for the EPGY Summer Institutes consists of the following.

      More detail on what to submit is included in the application packet.

      • Application Form- available for download after completing the Preliminary Application.

      • Payment of the $45 application fee- This fee can be paid online or by check/money order. Instructions for payment are available on the Applicant Login page. Note that the application fee is waived for applications received by January 18.
      • A sample of student work- in-depth instructions provided in the Application Packet.

      • A copy of your school transcript- unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

      • Teacher Recommendation Form- A teacher who is qualified to comment on your performance and ability in the Summer Institute subject area(s) to which you are applying should mail or fax this form. You may submit more than one recommendation form if you are applying to multiple subject areas.
      • A copy of a recent standardized exam score report- Any standardized exam administered at the international, national, or state level is acceptable.*
        A standardized exam is an externally administered test which provides both a score report as well as an evaluation of the score relative to other test takers
        .
      *While any standardized test score acceptable, applicants who have recently taken the ACT, PSAT, SAT, or TOEFL should submit their results with application materials.

      Tuition

      Tuition rates for the 2012 EPGY Summer Institutes High School Program sessions are as follows:

      • Session 1: $5150 (June 24- July 13)
      • Session 2: $5150 (July 16 - August 4)
      • Session 2E: $6550 (July 16 - August 11)

      Tuition rates for the 2012 EPGY Summer Institutes Middle School Program sessions are as follows:

      • Session 1: $3625 (June 24 - July 6)
      • Session 2: $3625 (July 9 - July 21)
      • Session 3: $3500 (July 24 - August 4)*

      *Session 3 is one day shorter than Sessions 1 and 2, and it includes instruction on Saturday June 28th. Thus, tuition is reduced for Session 3.

      Tuition includes housing and dining in supervised Stanford residences, towels and bedding, field trip expenses, instruction, course materials and transportation between Stanford University and the San Francisco International Airport.

      Financial Aid

      There is limited financial aid available for the EPGY Summer Institutes. This aid will be offered in the form of partial and full scholarships. Aid is granted based upon need, as well as other factors including merit. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

      Students who wish to be considered for financial aid must fill out the Financial Aid Application.

      Financial Aid Applications will not be considered until a complete application packet has been received.

       

      Courses

        • The EPGY Summer Institutes involve intensive study in a single subject.
        • Participants in the program attend only one course.
        • Applications are reviewed for the particular courses to which the student is applying (in order of preference indicated on the application).
        • Grade level refers to the student's current grade at the time of application submission (in Winter/Spring).
        • Course offerings are subject to change
      High School Program Course Offerings
       
      1 Session 1 (June 24 - July 13) 1 Session 2 (July 16 - August 4) 1 Session 2E (July 16 - August 11)
      Business
      1 Topics in Business & Entrepreneurship (9-10)
      1 Investigations in Business & Entrepreneurship (10-11)

      Computer Science
      s2 Artificial Intelligence (10-11)
      1 1 Java and Robotics (8-9)

      Mathematics
      Cryptography (10-11) NEW!
      Logic & Problem Solving (8-9)
      Topics in Number Theory (grades 9-10)
      s1 Topology: Knots and Surfaces (9-11)
      s2 Discrete Mathematics (10-11)
      s2 Game Theory & Decision Analysis (9-10) NEW!
      s2 Mathematical Puzzles & Games (8-9) NEW!
      s2 Non-Euclidean Geometry (9-10)
      1 Investigations in Number Theory (10-11)

      Social Science
      1 Topics in Legal Studies (9-10)
      1 Topics in Political Science (9-10)
      s2 Topics in Anthropology (9-11) NEW!
      s2 Topics in Psychology (9-11)
      1 International Relations (10-11)
      1 Investigations in Legal Studies (10-11)
      Science & Engineering
      1 Cosmology (9-11)
      1 Particle Physics (9-11)
      1 Theory of Relativity (10-11)
      1 Topics in Bioscience & Biotechnology (9-10)
      1 Topics in Engineering (9-10)
      s2 Environmental & Earth Science (9-11) NEW!
      s2 Topics in Physics (8-9)
      s2 The Frontiers of Physics (9-10)
      1 Investigations in Bioscience & Biotechnology (10-11)
      1 Investigations in Engineering (10-11)
      1 Quantum Mechanics (10-11)

      Writing & Humanities
      s1 20th Century Science,Technology & Culture (9-11)
      1 How Music Works (9-11)
      1 The Graphic Novel (9-11)
      1 Playwriting and Critical Drama (9-11)
      1 1 Creative Writing (8-9)
      1 1 Creative Writing (10-11)
      1 1 Expository Writing (8-9)
      1 1 Expository Writing (10-11)
      1 s2

      Topics in Literature (8-9)

      1 s2

      Topics in Philosophy (9-11)

      s2 20th Century Art, Culture & Aesthetics (10-11)
      s2 Journalism (9-11) NEW!
      s2 Screenwriting (9-11) NEW!

      Social Science
      Archaeology
      ▪ Topics in Legal Studies
      ▪ Topics in Political Science
      ▪ Topics in Psychology
      ▪ Cultural Anthropology
      ▪ International Relations
      ▪ Investigations in Legal Studies
      Arts & Humanities
      ▪ 20th Century Science, Technology & Culture
      ▪ American Gothic Fiction
      ▪ How Music Works
      ▪ The Graphic Novel
      ▪ Topics in Philosophy
      ▪ 20th Century Art, Culture & Aesthetics
      ▪ A Transhistorical Approach to Comedy
      ▪ Race and Youth in Contemporary American Literature
      Business & Economics
      ▪ Topics in Business
      ▪ Topics in Economics
      ▪ Investigation in Business
      ▪ Investigation in Economics
      Computer Science
      ▪ Artificial Intelligence
      ▪ Java and Robotics
      Science & Engineering
      ▪ Cosmology
      ▪ topics in Bioscience/Biotechnology
      ▪ Topics in Engineering
      ▪ Theory of Relativity
      ▪ Topics in Physics
      ▪ The Frontiers of Physics
      ▪ Investigations in Bioscience/Biotechnology
      ▪ Investigation in Engineering
      ▪ Particle Physics
      ▪ Quantum Mechanics
      Mathematics
      Logic and Problem Solving
      Math Olympiad Problem Solving
      ▪ Number theory
      ▪ Topology: Knots and Surfaces
      ▪ Discrete Mathematics
      ▪ Non-Euclidean Geometry
      Writing
      ▪ Creative Writing
      ▪ Expository Writing
      ▪ Playwriting and Critical Drama

      Middle School Program Course Offerings
       
      The EPGY Summer Institutes Middle School Program involves intensive study in a single subject.

      Participants in the program attend only one course, and applications are reviewed for the particular courses to which the student is applying (in order of preference indicated on the application).

      Course information is subject to change.

      Computer Programming
      Creative Writing
      Expository Writing
      Mathematics
      Physical Science

      * For further information on the EPGY Summer Program at Stanford University, please visit  http://epgy.stanford.edu/summer

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