Applying to Your Extraordinary Summer


MITY seeks applicants who demonstrate both academic talent and a passion for learning.  Students must be in grades 1 – 4 during the 2023-2024 school year to be considered for admission.  Families submit the student’s most recent progress report; MITY does not use test scores to determine eligibility.  Students who participated in a 2023-2024 fall, winter, and/or spring session of MITY’s Saturday morning program do not need to submit a report card.


There is no deadline for applying; however, classes fill fast, so we encourage parents to submit their applications as soon as possible.  Decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Application Process

Session A (June 17 - 21) is now closed for registration.

  1. Complete the Online Application
  2. Submit Report Card (attach to application or email to  We know that report cards for this age group take on many forms; please submit your student’s most recent comprehensive report.  If your child's school does not issue progress reports, please have their homeroom teacher complete this form. Note: 2023-2024 participants do not need to resubmit this documentation.
  3. Pay Deposit for Each Session OR Submit Financial Aid Form (see below).  Payment can be made when submitting the application, by using this link, or by sending a check payable to MITY to: 1600 Grand Avenue St. Paul MN, 55105.  Please write the student's name on the memo line.  Note: Students not accepted will receive a full refund.
  4. Acceptance Email from MITY.  Please allow two weeks for MITY to review your completed application.  See below for MITY's cancellation policy.
  5. Tuition Balance Due May 1.  Families will receive a statement via email.

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.

"My son learned a *ton* and enjoyed all parts of the program. He liked being around other kids who think like him."

-MITY YES Parent

Tuition & Financial Aid

Summer 2024 Tuition

  • Full Day:  $450; Each Additional Elementary Sibling:  $400
  • Half Day:  $225; Each Additional Elementary Sibling:  $200
  • Before OR After Extended Care:  $80
  • Before AND After Extended Care:  $150
  • $50 discount if attend sessions A and B
  • $50 discount for new families ($25 discount for half day)
    *One discount per family per summer

Tuition includes all materials and a MITY t-shirt.  A couple of classes have an additional course fee as noted in the class description.  Tuition does not include lunch.  Students should bring their own lunch, water bottle, and two nut-free snacks.  

Cancellation Policy

All applications must include a deposit of $150 or a completed financial aid application.  $100 of the deposit is non-refundable.

  • After April 1, the full deposit is non-refundable.
  • The balance is due by May 1. After May 15, there is no refund of tuition.
  • If MITY cancels a course before it begins, students will be placed into their second-choice class.
  • Refunds are not provided once a session begins.
  • In the unlikely event that MITY terminates a course during the session, MITY will consider the circumstances and may, at its sole discretion, issue a partial refund or credit.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students applying to MITY’s programs.  Please complete the appropriate form below:

3rd and 4th Grade Students Who Are Minnesota Residents AND Qualify For Free Or Reduced Educational Benefits:  You are eligible to apply for the Summer Academic Enrichment Grant offered by the MN Department of Higher Education. You will need to complete this form and provide one of the following forms of supporting documentation:

  • A copy of the official letter you received from your school district stating that this student qualifies for educational benefits for the 2023-2024 school year; OR
  • The first page of your family's most recent federal income tax statement; OR
  • A copy of the official letter you received showing that the child's household is currently participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).  Go here to see if your student qualifies

ALL 1st and 2nd Grade Students AND Any 3rd and 4th Grade Students Who Do Not Meet The Criteria Above:  You can apply for financial aid through the MITY giving program.  Complete this financial aid form.  You will need to include the first page of your family's most recent federal income tax statement.

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