How to Apply to Exeter Summer

 Exeter Summer Dates: 
July 6 - August 8, 2024

Students need to attend the entire 5 weeks of the program and be between the ages of 13 and 18 years old on September 1, 2024.

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 unless the student is strongly motivated to do so. A student who enrolls reluctantly is unlikely to have a happy or productive experience.

Apply Early
It is strongly advised that candidates submit applications early to increase their chances of getting their first choice of cluster/course selections. Exeter Summer has a rolling admissions policy and only reviews submitted applications that have all the required supporting documents. Qualified applicants are enrolled as early as January and enrollment continues until the application closes. As programs and courses fill, enrollment into those programs and courses cease; this can occur well before the application close date. Once we have reached school capacity, the Admissions Committee establishes a waitlist.

Interviews and entrance examinations are not normally required. Exeter Summer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information or physical or mental disabilities in the administration of our admissions and financial aid programs.

Non-Native English Speakers
All students must have a high level of English proficiency to attend the program. The coursework requires student participation in group discussions for all classes.

Financial Aid
Exeter Summer offers limited financial aid to domestic (U.S.) applicants. See Exeter Summer Financial Aid for more detailed information.

Exeter Summer Application

Application Link: The application closes on May 1.
2024 Exeter Summer Application 

Please note:

- We are still accepting Upper School applications through May 1.

- The Access Exeter program for 2024 is full with a lengthy waitlist.

Before applying

  • Review the program course catalog to decide on first-, second- and third-choice clusters or courses.
  • Application Fee
    • $75 USD
  • Personal Essay
    All applicants must write a one- to two-page essay that includes the following:​

    • 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.
  • Required Recommendations and Grade Report
    • Recommendations:
      • School Official Recommendation
      • English Recommendation
      • Math or Science Recommendation
    • Current grade report or Transcript (this is submitted with the School Official Recommendation)


  • Be sure to check with your recommenders before submitting your application to ensure that they are willing and able to complete a recommendation for you. 
  • The recommenders will receive an email with a link to an Exeter Summer Recommendation Form.
  • Recommendation forms must be completed and submitted by your current teachers/school officials through the online form system.
  • 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 to recommenders once the application has been submitted.

See the example below for the recommender information needed for the application; one of each recommender type is required.















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