STEM Academy Application

Friday, May 15, 2020, or until spots are filled

Program Schedule 
June 22 – July 24, 2020
*This program will be fully online
Program Orientation
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Program will not be in session Friday, July 3, 2020

Closing Ceremony 
Friday, July 24, 2020

In order to qualify for the STEM Academy summer program students must:
  • Submit a completed application, including academic transcripts and one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or activity leader.
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate an interest in the STEM disciplines (e.g., mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, etc.).
  • Express interest in attending the University of Illinois at Chicago and apply for admission to UIC for Fall 2021.
  • Be current high school juniors (entering senior year of high school in Fall 2020).
  • Be able to work both independently and in groups.
  • Arrange timely transportation to and from campus (the program will provide transportation for field trips off campus).
Attend a mandatory online orientation meeting — if accepted to the program —  with a parent or guardian. The orientation will introduce students to the UIC STEM Academy mission, program expectations and offerings, and more.  

Application Directions
  • Complete all required sections of the application.
  • Submit a copy of your most recent transcript (unofficial grade reports accepted).
  • Submit the name of a recommender (teacher or activity leader who is familiar with you on a professional and/or academic level).
Space is limited. We encourage you to apply early!