SHAPE consists of two, three-week summer sessions. Students may attend one or both sessions. 

The Application for Summer 2024 is now closed. 

We use the Columbia Graduate Engineering application system - if you see a Graduate Engineering header while looking for the application, don't worry! You are probably in the right place. If you are unsure, just ask by emailing [email protected].

While filling out the application, please reference the "SHAPE Application Instructions" page. There are details here that will help you work through the other sections. If you are asked to fill out any information that does not apply to you (for example, you do not have a GPA), please estimate to the best of your ability. If you are unsure or want to clarify, please email [email protected].



Application Requirements

  • Student and parent/guardian personal information
  • Preferences for SHAPE session and course
  • Respond to three essay questions
  • Copy of most recent high school transcript (submitted by applicant)
  • Letter of recommendation (submitted by a math or science teacher)
  • Resume (submitted by applicant)
  • Rolling admissions if availability allows.
  • Please extend requests to your providers and submit your application as soon as you are ready. We will allow a grace period of one week after the deadline to receive supporting documents for each application. During rolling admissions, please ask your providers to upload supporting documents as soon as possible. We cannot review your application until it is complete.
  • Please see below for a list of the important dates.

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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.