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The 2018 application will open in December 2017 and close March 30, 2018.
The 2018 summer application will open December 2017 and closes Friday, March 30, 2018. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and course placement is first-come, first-served, so we recommend applying early.
Step 1: Obtain Supporting Materials & Information
Step 2: Submit Online Application
Step 3: Pay Application Fee
After submitting the online application, you will be directed to submit a nonrefundable $50 application fee at the THINK Payment Form.
Step 4: Ensure Forms are Complete
Teacher Nominator and Parent Permission Forms are automatically emailed after you submit the application. Ensure that these forms are received and submitted by your nominator and parent(s). Applications are not considered complete until we have received all these forms and payment. Only complete applications go to review for acceptance and course placement.
Step 5: Review Process and Notification
The review committee evaluates applications on an individual basis to determine if an applicant is qualified. Decision notifications will be sent via email within one month of application completion. Once admitted into the program, additional information regarding next steps will be emailed directly to the student.
The Davidson THINK Summer Institute does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or disability.
Started in 1999, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people ages 18 and under, and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.
Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Read more about this population in this article.