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Application Process

You may apply online or request a paper application by calling 800-393-6095.

Applications must be received by April 11, 2018. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and space is limited, so students are encouraged to apply early to increase their chances of being accepted into the program.

Upon admission, students are required to complete a brief pre-reflection discussing their interest and/or experience in service, leadership and civic engagement, and what they hope to gain from participation in the program.


Students are notified via email of the status of their application within one week of receipt of a complete application. Accepted students receive a course assignment packet via email approximately two weeks later with detailed information about the program and site, including travel information, opening and closing day schedules, things to bring, health information, and program rules and policies.

Late Applications

Late applications are accepted and considered as space in each program permits. Applications received April 12, 2018, or later are assessed a $25 late fee. Late registration closes on June 6 for Session One, and June 13 for Session Two.

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.