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Our year-round blog describes our program, values, and plans for next year.

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How do I Apply to the Experimentory?

December 5, 2017

The short answer to this question is: visit our Application page! Our Application went up this week -- let the season begin!

But we can offer a little more advice than that. Here are five tips we like to share when people ask about our application.

Five Tips When Applying to the Experimentory:

  1. Take your time.


    The first thing you’ll do when applying is create an account in our system. This allows you to save your progress and come back later. If you get part way through and realize you don’t have all the necessary information handy, or if you get interrupted, don’t start over from scratch later or rush your answers – save and return.

  2. Be sure to complete the whole thing.

    This tip balances #1. We won’t begin reviewing your application until all parts are in – the personal information, your creative response question, your recommendation, and your school report. Since we have rolling admissions, we’d hate to learn that the program filled up without our reading your application because you had forgotten to log back in with that missing bit of information.

  3. Talk to your contacts ahead of time.

    The Application will ask you for the name and email address of a teacher who will complete a recommendation and a school administrator who will provide some of your records. Our application system will send these individuals emails with links to the forms they will complete. Speak with your teacher ahead of time and determine who at your school can provide school records - often it is someone in your Guidance Office or the School Registrar.  Ask their permission and availability, obtain their email address, and let them know to expect an email.

  4. Back up your work!

    20029739206_95271b93f7_o.jpgThis is a really just a good tip for life. Like any web-based form, your work can be interrupted when a connection fails, or someone kicks a cord from the wall, or a battery dies. We recommend that you write your answers to the free-response questions in a separate program so that if something happens you don’t lose your work and have to start over from scratch.

  5. Relax - have fun – be yourself.

    IMG_2771.jpgThis isn’t a test or an interrogation – we just want to get to know you and see if our program is a good fit for your summer. You’ll be completing a creative response activity – an opportunity for us to see you flex your creative muscles. We’ve tried to make these fun and playful – so by all means play. There are no “right” answers to those questions, so go wherever your imagination takes you.

Ready to apply now?

Apply today!

This post is the final in a series: Four W’s and an H: Getting to know the Experimentory. Explore previous posts -- which cover "who, what, where, and when" -- in the Experimentory Blog side menu. 


Experimentory Blog posts feature our students, teachers, classes, values, goals, and plans for the coming year. It's a great place to learn what we are like and decide whether we're a good fit for your next summer. If you're interested in subscribing, please complete the form below!

You may also enjoy our second blog, The Exp Summer Daily. It runs each summer during the program itself and can give you an idea of what the program is like on a daily basis.

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