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Summer Academy Program Information

Summer academy student working on his final project

Dates and Tuition: July 5–29, 2016. Tuition is $1500.
One-week option: July 5–8, 2016. Tuition is $400.
All materials and supplies are included.

Program Hours: 9 am–1 pm, Monday–Friday

Admission and Registration: Current high school students (entering grades 9–12) are invited to apply to Summer Academy. Students are accepted through a rolling admission process; enrollment is first-come, first-served. To apply, you must submit the Summer Academy Application Form. The final deadline to apply to the program is Wednesday, June 15. Applications are not considered complete until payment is finalized. For more information, please call 617.585.0123 or email summer@the-bac.edu.

Information Sessions: The BAC will host Summer Academy Open Houses on March 26, April 9, and May 7 from 11 am–1 pm. Students and their families are invited to join us at our upcoming info sessions to learn more about Summer Academy.

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Scholarship Opportunities: A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need as well as through the Robert Houseman Fund, a gift to the BAC, established to promote diversity in the design professions. Students who qualify are encouraged to apply. Scholarship applicants must respond to the essay question on the application, include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor, and complete the Summer Academy Application Form. The scholarship deadline is Friday, May 6. Students applying for scholarships do not need to submit tuition payment with their registration. Once scholarships are awarded, the tuition balance, if you receive a partial scholarship, will be due.

International Students: The BAC is not approved to issue a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) for the Summer Academy program. Students in the United States with a valid immigration status are welcome to apply. For questions, please contact Monica Dugo, international student advisor, at 617.585.0278 or at monica.dugo@the-bac.edu.

Residency for Students: BAC Summer Academy does not offer residency or meal plan options. Families of students from beyond the greater Boston area are responsible for student living arrangements. For questions, please call 617.585.0123 or email summer@the-bac.edu.

Local Transportation: Field trip transportation via the T during program hours is provided, but transportation to and from the BAC is the responsibility of the student. The BAC is easily accessible to the T subway, commuter rail, and bus lines. We are located in Boston's Back Bay on the corner of Hereford and Newbury, near the Hynes, Prudential, and Back Bay T stations. Public transportation information can be found by visiting the MBTA website.


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