SHAPE - Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers

Columbia Engineering's Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers (SHAPE) is a selective pre-college program for rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent high school graduates. SHAPE is geared toward students with an aptitude for STEM: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Each 3-week session (July 5 - July 25, 2023; July 26 - Aug 15, 2023) offers college-level, project-based courses in engineering taught by prestigious faculty at Columbia University. Students engage with peers and Columbia University faculty, staff, students, alumni, and industry partners through interactive programming, site visits, and workshops. 

The application for Summer 2023 is now open. We accept applications on a rolling basis until April 15, 2023. Email [email protected] if you have questions.

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Application & Eligibility

The SHAPE application is now open! Current high school students are eligible to apply.

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Courses and Programs

SHAPE will offer various courses in robotics, computer science, electrical and innovation and design. The program will include electives and workshops.

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Tuition, Fees, and Scholarships

Learn more about the costs associated with the program and available financial aid.

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Frequently asked questions on application, courses, programs, and tuition.

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