SHAPE - Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers

Columbia Engineering Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers (SHAPE) is a selective summer high school program for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. SHAPE is geared toward local students who have demonstrated an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Each 3-week session offers college-level courses in engineering, which are complemented by electives and workshops.


Applications for SHAPE 2020 are now closed.

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Application & Eligibility

The SHAPE application cycle for the summer of 2020 is open. Link to SHAPE application. The program is for current high school students. Students are expected to excel academically and to have demonstrated STEM interest. 

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Courses and Programs

SHAPE will offer various courses in robotics, computer science, electrical and biomedical engineering. The program will include electives, labs, college preparation workshops, and field trips.

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

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Need Based Scholarships

SHAPE need based scholarships cover the entire cost of the program.