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The deadlines for this year’s application cycle have passed. The application for the 2025 summer program will be posted in fall 2025.  


We welcome applicants from any college or university who will have completed at least one year of school by the start of the program. College graduates are also welcome to apply.

Each application is carefully reviewed by our selection committee. Beyond grades and transcripts, we look for students who demonstrate a commitment to the program in its entirety and display a sincere interest in learning in and from the city of Chicago.


Check back soon for the 2025 application.

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