2024 Research Programs Application Information

We are pleased to announce the commencement of the application process for our prestigious 2024 Research Programs. Interested candidates are cordially invited to submit their applications at earliest convenience.

Outlined below are the critical deadlines for application submissions for our Research Programs. Please be advised that these programs necessitate completing an online application, accompanied by a mandatory, non-refundable application fee of $75.

Application Deadlines:

Spring Semester:

  • Application Deadlines for Research Programs:
    • December 15: Official Opening Date for Research Program Applications
    • January 4: Final Submission Deadline for Research Program Applications
    • January 11: Final Submission Deadline for Additional Research Program Applications
    • February 1-February 8: Notification Window for Application Decisions
    • March 1: Spring Semester Courses Begin

Summer Semester:

  • Application Deadlines for Research Programs:
    • March 15: Official Opening Date for Research Program Applications
    • April 4: Final Submission Deadline for Research Program Applications
    • April 11: Final Submission Deadline for Additional Research Program Applications
    • May 1-May 8: Notification Window for Application Decisions
    • June 1: Summer Semester Courses Begin

Autumn Semester:

  • Application Deadlines for Research Programs:
    • June 15: Official Opening Date for Research Program Applications
    • July 4: Final Submission Deadline for Research Program Applications
    • July 11: Final Submission Deadline for Additional Research Program Applications
    • August 1-August 8: Notification Window for Application Decisions
    • September 1: Autumn Semester Courses Begin

Winter Semester:

  • Application Deadlines for Research Programs:
    • September 15: Official Opening Date for Research Program Applications
    • October 4: Final Submission Deadline for Research Program Applications
    • October 11: Final Submission Deadline for Additional Research Program Applications
    • November 1-November 8: Notification Window for Application Decisions
    • December 1: Winter Semester Courses Begin

Applicants are strongly encouraged to observe these deadlines meticulously to ensure their applications are reviewed and processed in a timely manner.

Submissions Applications must be submitted exclusively via our online application system. For any supplementary documents, such as transcripts, please send them to application@leapman.org. When submitting these materials, remember to include the first and last name used in your application to ensure proper association with your application file.

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Admissions Process Overview

Applicants are required to submit their applications exclusively through our specialized online application platform, designated solely for the Research Programs Admissions. It is important to note that this platform differs from those used for online learning or art performance program applications, which operate through separate systems.

In preparation for a successful application submission, candidates are expected to assemble the following credentials meticulously:

  • A school GPA of no less than 3.5.
  • A well-crafted essay that demonstrates the applicant’s technical proficiency and intellectual depth
  • Robust recommendations from credible sources.

All applicants must ensure that these prerequisites are thoroughly compiled and reviewed before the final submission of their application.

Application Material Guidelines

Online Application Completion: All materials, including transcripts, submitted with the online application must prominently feature the applicant’s name.

Application Essays: Consolidate all essays into one document, distinctly numbering each essay. Each essay should not exceed 500 words. The topics should encompass:

  • Elaborating on your academic and personal objectives, and how these goals align with your studies at Leapman Research Programs. Specific references to the program of interest and other aspects of Leapman’s academic environment are encouraged.
  • Detailing selected non-academic or extracurricular activities and their role in enhancing your academic journey and personal development.
  • For non-native English speakers: Outlining your experience and background in English education.

School Transcripts Submission: The school official transcripts  must be uploaded to the online application, showing a complete academic year of grades. In cases where the transcript does not cover a full year, include additional documents such as a mid-term report, interim report card, or transcripts from middle/junior high school. Pass/Fail grades are acceptable, though further documentation might be requested for a comprehensive review. If emailing transcripts to application@leapman.org, please upload a statement in the application system indicating that the transcripts have been sent via email.

Recommendation Letter: One letter of recommendation is required. It can be submitted through the online application system or sent directly to application@leapman.org. When submitting through the online system, include the recommender’s contact details for follow-up. The recommendation letter should be recent (no older than one year from submission) and specific to the program application. It is preferable to have the letter on the official letterhead of the recommender’s institution or organization.

English Proficiency for Non-Native Speakers: Non-native English speakers must provide proof of English proficiency through tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, PSAT, ACT, or DET. Separate provisions for waiving this requirement are available.

Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of $75 is required with the application, payable online via credit card. Information regarding eligibility for fee waivers is provided separately.

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