Admission Requirements

GERI Summer Programs are designed for talented students who have demonstrated an ability to succeed academically or artistically and are motivated to strive for additional challenges.


Returning students do not need to submit an essay or qualifying documentation. Simply register online at or complete the program application form and send it along with payment.

Don't forget about our Refer-a-Friend program described on page 8 of the GERI 2017 Summer Camp brochure.


  1. Register online at or complete program application form on pages 11 - 12 of the GERI 2017 Summer Camp brochure.
  2. A one- to two-page essay or alternative media (such as a Web site, PowerPoint presentation, or art portfolio) statement that addresses your desire and motivation to participate in the Summer Residential program. Use the following questions as guidelines:
    1. Why did you select the class(es) you have chosen?
    2. In what ways do you think you will benefit from the program?
    3. Why do you want an academic and/or artistic challenge?
    4. If accepted, what will you contribute to the success of the program you attend?

  3. Please provide ONLY TWO of the following documents:
    • Student grade transcript showing a GPA of 3.5/4.0 (B+) in the talent area related to the applicant's choice of GERI class(es). Grades may be from the most recent year or cumulative.
    • Individual or group intelligence test results with a minimum score of 120. Please submit results from the test company or school.
    • National or state achievement or aptitude test results at or above the 90th percentile in a specific area of study. These tests must provide comparison scores and percentile rankings, not percentages correct. Examples include ITBS, I-STEP, CAT, MAT8, Midwest Talent Search, SAT, PSAT, ACT, or PLAN tests. Please submit test reports.
    • Recommendation letter from a teacher or mentor in the talent area. This letter must address specific examples of the student's performance, experiences, and potential in the talent area of the class(es) he or she has selected.
    • Documentation of involvement in the talent area. Such documentation can include awards, certificates, service, or recognition letters documenting involvement.

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