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Design Immersion Days (DID) is an immersive four-week summer program that introduces high school students to architecture and design. Students entering or continuing high school are eligible to register.

Registration for Design Immersion Days is on a rolling basis until capacity is reached. Early application is highly recommended to secure a place. A $350 nonrefundable enrollment deposit is required to secure a place in the program.

Scholarship support is available for students whose family income qualifies them to receive financial aid. To apply for a scholarship, applicants must submit all required application and scholarship materials no later than May 15, 2020. Students awarded a scholarship will be exempt from submitting the $350 enrollment deposit.

All Design Immersion Days applicants must submit:

  • Online Application Form and application fee
  • TOEFL or IELTS (International Applicants)

All students applying for a need-based DID Scholarship must also submit the following materials through SlideRoom:

  • Personal Statement
  • Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Copy of High School Transcript showing GPA

Registration Process

Securing a position for Design Immersion Days is a two-step process:

*International Applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS score.

  • Return Confirmation of Enrollment document and $350 enrollment deposit

DID Scholarship Application Process

Applying for a DID Scholarship is a two-step process:

*International Applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores

  • The following materials must be submitted through SlideRoom:
  • Personal Statement
  • Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Copy of High School Transcript showing GPA

Detailed Application Requirements

Online Application Form and Application Fee

In order to apply, applicants will need to fill out the Online Application Form and submit the nonrefundable $25 application fee.

TOEFL or IELTS

International students are required to email a copy of TOEFL or IELTS scores to admissions@sciarc.edu.

Detailed Scholarship Application Requirements

Personal Statement

The Design Immersion Days personal statement prompt is found in SlideRoom and the response must be submitted through SlideRoom. The personal statement is an opportunity for the admissions committee to gain insight into the applicant’s interests, motivations, and goals.

Counselor Recommendation Form

Applicants must submit the contact information of their high school counselor through SlideRoom. The high school counselor will then receive an email from SlideRoom prompting them to complete the request. This recommendation form can also be completed by a school official who can confirm the student’s eligibility for free or reduced lunch.

Copy of High School Transcript

Applicants are required to provide a copy of their high school transcript showing their most recent grades. Unofficial high school transcripts must be submitted through SlideRoom.

Confirmation of Enrollment

Students who complete the application will receive an enrollment package from the SCI-Arc Office of Admissions. The documents included in the enrollment package and a nonrefundable $350 enrollment deposit must be submitted to the Office of Admissions to secure a place. The enrollment deposit is applied towards the program tuition.

Students awarded a scholarship will receive an enrollment package along with notification of scholarship from the SCI-Arc Office of Admissions, and the documents included must be submitted to the Office of Admissions to secure a place.

SCI-Arc does not issue an I-120 Form to international students attending Design Immersion Days. International students attending this workshop will be responsible for acquiring their own visa for the duration of the program.