SHAD is seeking high achieving students interested in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) with incredible intellect, drive, initiative and creativity, who are seeking an enrichment experience.
The online application due date is November 28*, by 11:59 PM (in whatever time-zone you are in). The admission process is competitive. The application takes into consideration both academic results and extra-curricular participation. Please review the application requirements below before starting the online application. Preparing some information before-hand is recommended(e.g. essays, identifying a reference, etc.). Review a PDF version of the application and our application FAQs to learn about the different sections:
Here are some tips for completing the online application:
Compose and save your essays in a word processing program and cut and paste them into our system. There are specific character limits (including spaces); see the sample application for details.
Save often! The system may time-out and your work could be lost.
You will have a chance to review the information before submission. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email. Be sure to check your email's Junk folder, just in case.
Questions? Visit our application FAQs. If you don't find the answers there, email us or, if you prefer to speak to someone directly, phone us at 519-884-8844 x 222 or 225 (weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST).
* A note about the due date: Admission is based on the overall strength of the application, not when it is submitted. We prefer applications to be received ASAP, to allow the most time for processing and checking for all items (application, academics, reference). All of these pieces are needed before we can send the application out for evaluation.