Carleton Summer Liberal Arts Institute

    Carleton Summer Liberal Arts Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Literature, Religious Studies, STEM, Computer Science, History, Biology, Psychology, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Application Deadline: 03/07/22
    • Call: (866) 767-2275
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    July 10 - 29, 2022

    SLAI offers 3-week, residential pre-college programs for rising juniors and seniors at a top ten liberal arts college. Our Summer of 2022 programs will be announced soon. In 2021, we offered programs with the following topics: Applied Sustainability, Art, Computer Science, Global Pandemics, and Humanities. 

    The Summer Liberal Arts Institute (SLAI) is a summer learning community built for high school students to explore the liberal arts at a small, top 10, private, residential liberal arts college. Through SLAI, summer Carls will discover dedicated faculty, supportive peers, a word-class educational environment, and the flexibility to chart their own path through engaging activities and college-level academics.

    Summer opportunities range from course offerings that explore the Arts and Humanities to those investigating the Social and Natural Sciences. Each course is designed to give students exposure to three topic areas, unified under one theme, and a research experience guided by the #1 ranked faculty in the nation.

    During the three-week program, students will learn about college life and earn college credit while having the opportunity to work on a collaborative research project with peers and Carleton College faculty members. At the end of their three-week program, students will have the opportunity to present their research in traditional and multimedia formats.

    2021 programs (2022 coming soon!):

    Local Applied Sustainability

    Art in a Changing Landscape; Drawing from Observation

    Computer Science: Perceiving and Responding

    Humanities: Ways of Knowing, Ways of Power in the Renaissance

    Exploring Global Pandemics: Personal, Social, and Political Perspectives

    Cost and Session Information

    Each student will be required to submit a $75 application fee with their application. This covers the detailed processing and review time invested into our applications.

    2022 SLAI Program Cost: $4,300

    Need-based scholarships are available! Scholarship students will also have the opportunity to waive their application fee.

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