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Response to COVID-19

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Community Safety Is CTY's Top Priority

Amid the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth continues to be guided by public health authorities and infectious disease, epidemiological, and emergency preparedness experts at Johns Hopkins University.

At this time, we are still cautiously planning to operate our 2020 Summer Programs. As the situation continues to evolve, we will update families regularly.

For those currently enrolled or planning to enroll in our Summer Programs, please be advised that families are instructed to keep sick children at home. We offer a full refund of all tuition and non-application fees if students are unable to attend because of a medical reason. In addition, if we are unable to run Summer Programs as planned, families will receive a full refund of tuition and non-application fees.

Adjustments to Refund Policy
We are mindful of the challenges caused by the uncertainty of this pandemic. For that reason, we are adjusting our refund policy for Summer Programs in the following ways:

  • Families who withdraw anytime after March 1, 2020, will receive 50 percent of their deposit as a refund and 50 percent as a credit. Credits are valid through June 30, 2021, for any CTY Summer, Online, or Family Academic program (not including Educational Travel).
  • Application fees are non-refundable, but anyone who withdraws or is affected by a program cancellation will receive a discount code to waive the Summer Programs application fee in 2021.

This policy applies to any CTY Summer 2020 family, including those who have already withdrawn and did not receive a full refund. A credit for the non-refundable portion of the deposit will be applied to accounts retroactively.

Decisions about Summer Programs Operations
We know that many families are eager to know when we will decide whether to operate Summer Programs. At this moment, we cannot precisely predict the course and impacts of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor it closely, guided in our decision-making by the best and most current public health guidance. Given the uncertainty, however, final payments for Summer Programs will no longer be due on April 13. Once decisions have been made about the status of program operations, we will either refund families or alert them to a new, later final payment date. If you receive a communication referencing the April 13 due date, please disregard it.

We will remain in close contact with families in the weeks leading up to Summer Programs.

Committed to Serving CTY Families
Many of our students find themselves out of school during this time, and we are eager to provide support in any way we can, including via our online learning options. We’re also exploring new, virtual ways to serve families coping with this unprecedented situation. Please stay tuned for more information as those offerings are developed.

In the meantime, our greatest hope is that our families remain well and continue learning no matter where they are.

Testing Closures

Prometric's North American test centers closed effective March 17, 2020. Stay up-to-date on testing information.

Summer Refunds

Questions about COVID-19 and refunds? Read our full refund and payment guidelines.

JHU COVID-19 Resources

Johns Hopkins University maintains a collection of factual, up-to-date information on COVID-19.

2020 Event Updates

Messages to the CTY Community