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Please note:

  • Applicants to the Online Learning Program must apply online.
  • All SIG Residential and Day programs are full at this time.

Complete the SIG Online Application or download the SIG Application as a PDF. Applications must include the $95 non-refundable application fee (check* or credit card payment) for further consideration.
*Checks are only accepted via mail.

When to Apply

Admission to the Summer Institute for the Gifted program is on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis for qualified students. Applications are processed upon receipt and require two weeks for review. Admission to the Summer Institute for the Gifted program shall be granted or denied at the sole discretion of SIG/NSGT. Applications will be accepted only if space is available. The $95 non-refundable application fee must accompany your completed, signed application, or your online application. You will be billed for the program fees upon acceptance.

SIG Online programs have different deadline dates based on program dates. Please visit your specific program for this information.

Helpful Hints for the Application Process:

  • Please submit your application prior to, or in conjunction with, eligibility documents. This process will speed the admissions decision.
  • Please be consistent with one name on all documents.
  • Please be consistent with one primary email address as all communications are sent to the primary email only.

Apply by Mail

Residential and Commuter Application
Day Program Application

To apply by mail, download the application as a PDF document and mail the completed application to:

Summer Institute for the Gifted
Admissions Office
1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Application forms may also be submitted via email at or by fax at (203) 399-5201.

Only a limited number of students can be accepted into each session. Therefore, we urge you to submit your application materials early. Please note that all Summer Institute for the Gifted programs require evidence of high academic ability and/or achievement to be submitted with the application.

Additional Forms

Recommendation Forms (new students only)

Please download and complete the necessary Recommendation Forms.

Educator Recommendation Form Online Recommendation Form
Parent Recommendation Form (Ages 5-8 only) Online Recommendation Form

Medical Information

In our continuous efforts to provide the best possible care to our students, the Summer Institute for the Gifted is partnering with is an electronic health record system for summer programs like ours, and it will help us consolidate and integrate student health information into a centralized and secure location. Their system will give our nurses instant access to camper health information, a key component in providing quality health care.

The security, confidentiality and privacy of your camper's personal health information will always be protected. Only SIG's health staff will have access to student health information, and the site is secure, encrypted, and password protected.

After acceptance, you will receive a "Welcome Email" from with information about how to complete your child's health information.

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