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

The 2020 application is available here!

Admissions Requirements

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

Application Requirements

  • Student and parent/guardian personal information
  • Preferences for SHAPE session and course
  • Respond to all essay questions
  • Minimum 250 words, 500 words maximum
  • Essay prompts are provided in the online application
  • Copy of most recent high school transcript (submitted by teacher or counselor)
  • Letter of recommendation (submitted by a math or science teacher)
  • Resume (submitted by applicant)
  • Scholarship and Priority deadline March 2. Rolling admissions if availability allows.