Requirements for completing a Summer School application:
In the ‘Overview’ tab, select your desired course.
2. You have completed the “personal information” section.
In the ‘Recommendation’ tab, provide contact information for a counselor or teacher who will write a recommendation for you. The application will automatically send them an email with instructions for completing the recommendation. It’s a good idea to follow up with your counselor or teacher to make sure they received the recommendation email. If for some reason they did not receive the email, please have them contact us at email@example.com for recommendation instructions.
3. You have submitted two short essays.
In the ‘Essay’ tab, write answers to both parts:
a. In 150 words or less, please tell us about your extracurricular activities and any leadership positions you hold or have held.
b. Write an essay of at least 500, but no more than 750 words about a political issue that you care about. The personal essay helps us understand you as a person and a student, aside from your grades.
4. We have received a copy of your high school transcript. In the “Next Steps” tab you can upload a PDF or JPEG of your transcript under the “Upload Application Materials” section.
You can share your unique upload link (found in the “Upload Application Materials” section) with your school’s registrar, secretary or counselor for transcript submission.
Ask your school to mail, fax or email an official transcript to JSA (Please note this method can result in a processing delay of up to 5 business days). Our Admissions office is located at:
JSA Summer School
2001 S St. NW – Suite 510
Washington, D.C. 20009
5. We have received a recommendation from your teacher/counselor.
Completely fill out all required fields in the ‘My Personal Data’ tab.
We offer a rolling admissions process and are currently accepting applications for summer 2017. We will continue to accept applications until all spaces are filled, but we recommend that you complete your application as early as possible to ensure your preferred location and courses.