How to Apply to Exeter Summer

Exeter Summer Dates:
July 5 - August 7, 2021

The 2021 application has closed.

Students need to attend the entire 5 weeks of the program. Students must be between the ages of 13 and 18 years old on September 1, 2021.

The Exeter Summer Admissions Committee will not consider an application until all required materials have been received. It is the responsibility of the applicant and family to ensure that all materials are submitted promptly. Late or missing documents may jeopardize a candidate’s chances of admission.

Note to Parents
Exeter Summer urges parents not to encourage their children to attend Exeter Summer unless the students themselves are strongly motivated to do so. A student who enrolls reluctantly is unlikely to have a happy or productive experience.

Apply Early
Exeter Summer has a rolling admissions policy and reviews applications once they are complete. Exeter Summer often fills to capacity early and cannot accept all of the qualified applicants who seek admission. We strongly advise candidates to submit their applications early. Some clusters/courses can fill quickly; if you apply early, you increase your chances of getting into your first choice of cluster/course selections. Once we have reached school capacity, the Admissions Committee establishes a wait list.

Interviews and entrance examinations are not normally required. Exeter Summer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring practices, or athletic and other administered programs.

Exeter Summer Application


Before you apply

  • Application Fee
    • $75 USD
  • Personal Essay
    All applicants must write a one- to two-page essay that includes the following topics:​

    • describe your interests and abilities along with any other background information you wish to share with the Admissions Committee
    • share a significant event, person, or experience that has influenced your outlook on life and your goals
    • explain your reasons for wanting to attend Exeter Summer
  • Recommendations and Grade Report
    The following recommendations are required:

    • School Official Recommendation (along with current grade report or transcript)
    • English Recommendation
    • Math or Science Recommendation

Be sure to check with your recommenders before submitting your application to ensure that they are willing and able to complete an online recommendation for you.

The recommendations must be completed by your current teachers/school officials and submitted online. The recommenders will receive an email link to our recommendation form.















IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all recommendations are submitted promptly. Applications are not reviewed by the admissions committee until all of the recommendations have been received.

Applicants can monitor submissions, edit email addresses, and send reminders once the application has been submitted.

Non-Native English Speakers

All courses require student participation in class discussions. UPPER SCHOOL students must have a high level of English proficiency and ACCESS EXETER students must be fully fluent in English.


Exeter Summer

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