Transcripts and Current Grades
School transcripts must show the applicant’s final grades from the previous academic year (if applicable), along with this year’s courses and all available grades. If the transcript is written in a language other than English, it should be translated and signed by a school official, then uploaded as part of the school recommendation form. Note that in addition to the required academic information provided by the school official, applicants are also welcome to upload copies of their transcript and current grades.
Letters of Recommendation
The School Official Recommendation form should be filled out by a school guidance counselor, registrar, or other school official (e.g. Principal, Assistant Principal, Head of School, Assistant Head of School, etc). The Teacher Recommendation form should be filled out by an academic classroom teacher of English, Math, Science, History, or World Languages. If applying for Immersion Geometry, the Teacher Recommendation form should be completed by a current math teacher. A Supplemental Recommendation is optional.
Applicants must include a personal statement as part of their application for Summer Programs. This includes current Choate students, applicants for the academic year, and all previous Summer Programs students except those who participated in Academic Enrichment courses and programs on campus in Summer 2022. The personal statement for this year:
On your own, write a 300-400-word essay in English that will help us know you better. Be sure to answer at least two of the following prompts in your essay:
What two or three things are most important for us to know about you as we review your application?
What accomplishments are you most proud of as you think about your growth in recent years as a person and as a student?
Please share a formative experience you had living, studying, or working in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings.
In what ways do you hope to contribute to and benefit from being part of our Choate Summer Programs community?
If applying for Immersion Geometry, please share with us your motivation and goals for accelerating your study of math by taking a full year's worth of geometry in 5 weeks at Choate.
All applicants are welcome to upload an essay written for school, preferably for an English, History, or Humanities class, that has been graded by their teacher and includes the teacher’s comments or an attached grading rubric. Applicants who attend schools where English is not the primary language of instruction, or for whom English is not a first language, are strongly encouraged to upload a graded essay to help ensure proper program placement.