Here are some helpful answers to commonly asked questions about our program:
The grade the student will enter the fall after the summer program.
MITY does not offer high school credit for our classes; however, several students have requested credit from their high schools for completion of a MITY course. Students complete 60 class hours and receive a final evaluation. With that information and the overview of the course curriculum, every student who has requested credit from their home high school has received either the credit or advanced placement in their schools. Teachers and administrators value the quality of the education that our students receive.
All the application components do not need to be sent together; however, we will not review your application until all the materials and deposit are received.
Applications are reviewed once all the materials have been read. There is no specific GPA requirement. We are looking for students who perform well in school and are excited about learning.
MITY accepts students on a rolling admission process, so once we receive all the information we will make a decision and notify families via email (if available) or by mail. If, after 3 or 4 weeks, we don’t have all the information necessary, we will notify families about the missing information to complete the process.
About 200 students attend each MITY session. Approximately 60 of those students are residential and about 50 of them attend both sessions.
Classes with one teacher have a maximum of 16 students. In some instances, a class will have two teachers and 20 students.
The EYM program runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. After the first day, students should report directly to their classroom at 9:00 AM and are expected to be picked up immediately after the program concludes at 4:00 PM. Should your schedule require that your son/daughter will need to arrive/depart at an alternate time, we suggest that your child wait in the Student Center. Please note that after hours commuter students are not supervised by staff. During the midday break, students will have lunch and the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. During this time, students are expected to remain on campus or within one block of the campus where several coffee shops and restaurants are located.
Yes, students will be asked to provide health information and details on specific needs. MITY will work to plan the necessary accommodations.
The MITY staff strive to maintain a safe environment for all participants. If a student becomes sick or injured, parents will be contacted immediately. In an emergency, students may be taken to either Aspen Clinic at Ford Parkway or the Children’s Hospital at United in St. Paul, Minnesota.
For security reasons, nobody, not even family members, are allowed to enter the dorm once students have checked in. Resident students have a very busy schedule and we ask that families call instead of visiting their student.
Resident students are often very busy with evening and weekend activities. There are 5-6 dorm supervisors who accompany students and arrange the activities. Often these activities are off-campus. If a student needs to leave the resident program for any reason, they will need to check out in the MITY Office (hours Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm) and return during those hours only. So, if a student needs to be gone on Saturday, they will need to leave on Friday and not return until Monday. These guidelines are to ensure that our dorm supervisors can focus on the students who are there and not on someone who is leaving or returning.