Davidson THINK Summer Institute - Qualifications

The 2016 THINK application deadline has passed.


  • be 13–16 years of age during the THINK program (July 9 to July 30, 2016)
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident living in the United States
  • Submit a SAT or ACT score (PSAT scores do not qualify)
  • Receive one positive nomination as specified in the application
  • Commit to being a full-time student during the program, which does not allow absences

Due to the intense nature of the program, Davidson THINK Summer Institute is limited to a select number of students. Applicants must demonstrate both exceptional ability and the potential to benefit from the course offerings, as well as the social and emotional maturity and organization skills to thrive in this three-week residential environment.

Click here to apply.

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