How to Apply to ExplorSchool


ExplorSchool has a competitive application process which includes submission of student’s grades, a teacher recommendation and a student essay.  Students in ExplorSchool take 2 courses, one in the morning and another in the afternoon.  The application is reviewed for the particular course to which the student is applying.  MITY seeks applicants who demonstrate both academic talent and a passion for learning.  All the requested materials are considered.  Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, or financial aid program..  Students who are rising 5th, 6th, and 7th graders are considered for admission.


Application Form
Current report card/transcript

New Students Only:
Teacher Recommendation
Student Essay

Financial Aid

MITY Financial Aid Form
MN State FA form

Tuition Payment:

Tuition & Aid

New Students application procedure
a. Complete the application and current report card/transcript
b. Teacher Recommendation from a current teacher
c. Essay of 200 words about you and why you want to attend MITY
d. Deposit of $300. Students applying for financial aid need to complete one of the financial aid forms.
e. It is your responsibility to make sure that your application is complete.  Students will be considered for admission when all application information and deposit (or completed financial aid application) have been received.  Decisions are made on a rolling admission basis.  Acceptance emails or letters are sent once we have received all the application information.

Returning Students application procedure:  If you attended ExplorSchool the previous summer you will only need to send in the following.  If you attended YES in 2016 - 2017 you are considered a new student. 
a. Completed application,
b. A copy of most recent report card
c. The deposit or completed financial aid application.


Mail, Fax or email – all application materials can be faxed, mailed or emailed. (See contact information below)

Application Deadline
There is no application deadline. We continue to accept applications; however, financial aid may not be available. Classes fill fast as qualified applications are received.  To check if a class if full, go to (Explor Classes) or call 651-696-6590.

Contact Us

1600 Grand Ave.,
St. Paul, MN  55105
Phone:  651-696-6590
Fax:  651-696-6592
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