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Eligibility for CTY Summer Programs

Summer Programs for Students in Grades 7-12

> Intensive Studies - Grades 7 and Above

All courses in the Intensive Studies program require Advanced CTY-level scores on designated standardized tests. In addition, students must:

  • Have completed at least grade 7 by the time the program begins.
  • Be at least 12 years old by June 30 of the program year.
  • Not turn 17 years old before September 1 of the program year.
  • Meet any additional course prerequisites.

Review course descriptions in the​ Intensive Studies catalog.


> Academic Explorations - Grades 7 and Above

All courses in the Academic Explorations program require CTY-level scores on designated standardized tests. In addition, students must:

  • Have completed at least grade 7 by the time the program begins.
  • Be at least 12 years old by June 30 of the program year.
  • Not turn 17 years old before September 1 of the program year.
  • Meet any additional course prerequisites.

Review course descriptions in the Academic Explorations catalog.


> Global Issues in the 21st Century - Grades 10-12

All courses in the Global Issues in the 21st Century program require CTY-level scores on designated standardized tests. In addition, students must:

  • Have completed at least grade 10 by the time the program begins.
  • Be at least 15 years old by June 30 of the program year.
  • Meet any additional course prerequisites.

Review course descriptions in the Global Issues in the 21st Century catalog.



Summer Programs for Students in Grades 2-6

> For day programs, in addition to having scores at the required level, students must:

  • Be at least 7 years old by June 30 of the program year.
  • Have completed the minimum grade required for the course by the time the program begins. Course are typically offered for Grades 2-3, Grades 3-4, Grades 4-5 and Grades 5-6.
  • Meet any additional course prerequisites.

> For residential programs, in addition to having scores at the required level, students must:

  • Be at least 10 years old by June 30 of the program year
  • Have completed at least grade 5 by the time the program begins.
  • Meet any additional course prerequisites.