How to Apply to Exeter Summer

Exeter Summer Dates: 
July 3 - August 4, 2023

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, 2023.

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
Exeter Summer has a rolling admissions policy and reviews applications once they are complete. We begin to accept qualified applicants starting in January and continue 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. It is strongly advised that candidates submit applications early to increase their chances of getting their first choice of cluster/course selections. 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, or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, hiring practices, or athletic and other administered programs.

Exeter Summer Application

2023 Exeter Summer Application is closed

    - Information on the summer of 2024 will be available in the late fall of this year.

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

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 link to our recommendation form. Recommendations must be completed by your current teachers/school officials and submitted through our online system.















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. Access Exeter students must be fully fluent in English and Upper School students must have a high level of English proficiency.


Exeter Summer

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