SHAPE consists of two, three-week summer sessions and students may apply for one or both sessions. 

The 2019 application is available HERE.

Admissions Requirements

  • Be rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors
  • Live commuting-distance to the Columbia University campus 
  • Demonstrate academic achievement and interest in STEM subjects

Application Requirements

  • Student and parent/guardian personal information
  • Preferences for SHAPE session, course, elective, and lab
  • GPA and test scores
  • Respond to all essay questions
  • Minimum 250 words, 500 words maximum
  • Essay prompts are provided in the online application
  • Letter from a math or science teacher
  • Must be submitted by the application deadline (February 15 priority deadline; March 15 regular deadline)
  • Copy of most recent high school transcript
  • Resume

Deadlines and Admission Notification

  • Scholarship deadline February 18
  • Priority deadline March 15
  • Rolling Admissions beyond March 15