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Admission to Explo Focus is selective. To be considered for admission, students need to submit a completed application and deposit, a school evaluation (completed by a teacher or guidance counselor who knows the student well), and a letter/essay addressing why the student is interested in applying to Explo Focus.

Once all of the application materials are received, the admissions committee will review your file. You will be contacted regarding a decision within ten business days of the admission committee reviewing your materials. Please note: We cannot review your application without a completed application file. If a student is not accepted into the program he or she applied to, families will receive a full refund on their deposit.

Please note that students enrolled in Explo Focus must be fluent in English.

The Application Process
An online application and deposit is used to start the enrollment process. Our online applications are powered by InfoSnap, a leading provider of online applications for independent schools and summer programs. Click on the "Start Application" button at the top of this page to begin the registration process.

When you submit your online application, you will be prompted to pay your deposit via credit card, check, or bank wire. Please note that credit cards are accepted for online deposits only, not for final payment. Final payments must be made by check, domestic wire, or international cable. Upon receipt of a completed application and deposit, our program registrars will send you a confirmation of receipt.

Online School Evaluation
Within two weeks of submitting your application, applicants must have a teacher or guidance counselor submit an online school evaluation form. Our online recommendation process is powered by SchoolRecs, a subsidiary of InfoSnap. Click here to start the online recommendation process.

All Explo Focus applicants are required to submit a new school evaluation form, even if the applicant has submitted a school evaluation form in a previous year.

The Application Letter
Your letter should address why you are interested in the particular Focus program. The Focus programs are designed to be fun, highly engaging, and very interactive. At the same time, Focus students will be covering a lot of material and working very closely with other Focus students and leading professionals in the field. Consequently, the admissions committee will be looking for candidates who are enthusiastic about participating and have the stamina and willingness to fully participate as team members on all projects, workshops, and clinics.

More complete instructions on submitting your letter are available with the online application. However, if you would like to review the instructions in advance, please download the Focus Program Letter Instructions PDF.

Medical Forms + Additional Registration Materials
If you are accepted to the program, after enrollment, you will receive information about additional registration materials and medical forms that are required for registration. Students will not be allowed to attend any Exploration program unless we receive all medical forms and other registration materials prior to the start of the program.