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Application Process

You may apply online.

To be considered in our initial course assignment process, applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on January 25.

After January 25, applications received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern each Friday are considered for course assignment the next Friday. View the complete registration schedule. A late fee will be charged for applications received after April 12.


Students who apply on or before January 25 will be notified of their course assignment status by email on February 1. After that, students who apply by Friday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern of a given week will be notified of their status by email the next Friday. Course assignments will be posted in MyCTY at on approximately the same schedule. For students who apply after January 25, the time between application and course assignment is 7 to 13 days, depending on what day of the week the application is received.

Site-specific information packets are posted in MyCTY beginning in mid-February. These packets cover what to bring, on-site student check-in details, meals, housing, etc. They also provide a schedule of events, maps, detailed directions, and airport locations.

Instructions for completing the required medical form and requesting airport shuttle service are also available in MyCTY.

Late Applications

Late applications are accepted and considered as space in each program permits. Applications received April 12, 2019, or later are assessed a $25 late fee. Late registration closes on June 7 for Session 1, and June 14 for Session 2.

Note to CTY Alumni

One compelling element of this program for CTY alumni is the opportunity to enjoy another unforgettable CTY experience. While this is indeed a benefit of attending, the Civic Leadership Institute is also unique from other CTY sites in its focus on a singular curricular area. As a result, the students who are most likely to enjoy this program and succeed in it are those with a genuine interest in committing their summer to service and civic engagement.