Program Dates: Saturday, July 10, 2021 -Saturday, July 31, 2021
THINK is located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
Learn more about our health practices on the Health and Wellness page. Updates specific to COVID-19 can be found on the Coronavirus Response page.
The 2021 summer application is will open Monday, January 4, 2021 and closes Friday, March 26, 2021.* Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and course placement is first-come, first-served, so we recommend applying early.
Step 1: Review Essential Pages
Step 2: Prepare Application Materials
In order to complete the online application, you'll need to be prepared to upload the following materials:
Step 3: Submit Online Application
Access our new Online Application System*:
Step 4: Review Process
Recommender and Parent Agreement Forms are automatically emailed when you complete and submit these sections in the application. Ensure that these forms are received and submitted by your recommender and parent(s). Applications are not considered complete until we have received all forms and the application fee payment. Only complete applications are reviewed for acceptance and course placement.
Step 5: 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.
* 2020 enrolled students who did not get to attend because of the COVID-19 cancelation have received special application instructions via email with an earlier application date than posted. If you had a 2020 enrolled student and have not received your email, contact us at email@example.com.
**If you are a Davidson Young Scholar or Davidson Academy student, some application requirements may be waived. Contact us at THINK@davidsongifted.org for more information.
The Davidson THINK Summer Institute does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or disability. The Davidson THINK Summer Institute strongly recommends keeping a copy of your application materials for your records, as all applications and uploaded documents become property of the Davidson THINK Summer Institute and will not be returned.
Questions? Email THINK@davidsongifted.org or call (775) 852-3483 ext. 6
The following disclosure is provided pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 598.1305:The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a Nevada non-profit corporation which is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt private operating foundation. We are dedicated to supporting the intellectual and social development of profoundly gifted students age 18 and under through a variety of programs. Contributions are tax deductible.
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.