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Complete the SIG Online Application or download the SIG Application as a PDF. Applications must include the $99 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 $99 non-refundable application fee must accompany your completed, signed application, or your online application. You will be billed for the program fees upon acceptance.

Deadline for U.S. Students - May 15, 2017 | Deadline for International Students - May 1, 2017

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.
  • The online application process is faster than those arriving by email or mail.

Please note: Returning students do not need to re-submit eligibility documents. New students should make every effort to submit eligibility documents at the time of application to facilitate processing.

Apply Online (preferred method, go green!)


A $99 non-refundable application fee is due with application.

  1. Click here to view the application.
  2. Complete the online application and click the submit button.
  3. Email eligibility documents to admissions@giftedstudy.org if you did not attach them during the application process and you are a first-year applicant.

Apply By E-Mail


A $99 non-refundable application fee is due with application.

  1. Click on an application to download it onto your device.
  2. Residential and Commuter Application
    Day Program Application
  3. Complete either the Residential and Commuter or the Day program application.
  4. Email your completed application to admissions@giftedstudy.org along with eligibility documents if you are a first-year applicant.

Apply by Mail


A $99 non-refundable application fee is due with application.

  1. Click on a link below to download either the Residential and Commuter or the Day program application.
  2. Residential and Commuter Application
    Day Program Application
  3. Complete the fillable application.
  4. Mail completed application with payment and eligibility documents to:
  5. Summer Institute for the Gifted
    Admissions Office
    1 High Ridge Park
    Stamford, CT 06905

Application forms may also be submitted via email at admissions@giftedstudy.org 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
Creativity recommendation Form 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 CampDoc.com.

CampDoc.com 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 CampDoc.com site is secure, encrypted, and password protected.

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

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SIG Programs Provide...

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