e Summer Institute for the Gifted - How to Apply

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Complete the SIG Application online or download the SIG Application as a PDF. Click “Apply Now” to get started!

A non-refundable application fee of $100 is required for SIG Summer programs. SIG accepts e-check (preferred method), Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

*Checks are only accepted via mail.

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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. Applications will be accepted only if space is available. The $100 non-refundable application fee must accompany your completed, signed application, or your online application. You will be billed for the program fees upon acceptance.

Programs are open on a space available basis.

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.


If you have applied and/or have been accepted to one campus, but would like to switch to a program at another campus, please email Admissions directly at admissions@giftedstudy.org. There is a $25 fee for any campus switches.

Apply Online (preferred method, go green!)


A non-refundable application fee of $100 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 Email


A non-refundable application fee of $100 is due with application.

  1. Click on the application to download it onto your device.
  2. Innovators and Investigators Programs Application
  3. Complete the 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 non-refundable application fee of $100 is due with application.

  1. Click on the link below to download the Innovators and Investigators Programs application.
  2. Innovators and Investigators Programs 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 (pdf) Online Recommendation Form
Parent Recommendation Form (pdf)
(SIG Summer - Ages 5-8 only)
Online Recommendation Form
Creativity Recommendation Form (pdf) Online Recommendation Form

Medical Information

SIG requires medical information to be submitted before a student’s arrival to the program. In our continuous efforts to provide the best possible care to our students, we require all students to complete the mandatory health information section on MySIGPortal. Only SIG’s health staff will have access to student health information, and MySIGPortal is secure, encrypted, and password protected.

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