Admission and Housing Information
The following application materials must be received by April 15, 2014 (the latest May 15 depending on spaces available):
1. Online Application:
- Personal Statement*
- Supplemental Essay**
- Resume (Please be sure your resume details any previous research experience as well as lists your current technical lab skills)
- Recommenders Contact information
- Educational background
*Please provide a brief statement of why you are interested in conducting summer research at KGI. Please also describe what you would like to do once you complete your undergraduate degree.
** Please describe briefly which scientific areas you are most interested in and why. Please refer to the list of available summer research projects.
2. Two letters of recommendation:
Letters of recommendation are an important part of the selection process, and should be written by someone who has interacted closely with you to effectively comment on your academic performance, ability as a researcher and team player. Please enter your recommenders contact information in the online application. The system will contact your recommender with instructions on how to submit a letter electronically.
3. Official transcript:
This transcript should include courses taken during the fall semester of 2013.
Transcripts, and recommendations submitted as hard copy should be sent to:
Keck Graduate Institute
Admissions - SURE program
535 Watson Drive
Claremont, CA 91711
Fax: (909) 607-8086
Timeline of the review process:
We will review applications and will fill positions with qualified applicants on a rolling basis. We take a holistic look at each applicant, and place great importance on letters of recommendation and your personal statement. Your rating does not solely depend on your GPA! Technical skills/previous research are beneficial but not a pre-requisite. After initial review, suitable applications are handed to the respective faculty members responsible for individual research projects, who will ultimately decide which student gets the offer. The "match making" is based on the student's skills and preferences as expressed in the application form. If you are considered for a position, you will be contacted to schedule a phone interview with either the faculty mentor or the SURE program director, who can also provide further details about the program. We will strive to notify you about the status of your application as soon as possible, and anticipate filling all available positions by mid May.
Housing is available at Pitzer College dorms for the summer. Please contact admissions[at symbol]kgi.edu for more information.
Please feel free to contact us if you have not received a notification by May 23, 2014.
For further information, please contact the SURE program director:
Dr. Anastasia Levitin