The Accelerated Learning Program gives gifted high school students the chance to learn and live alongside each other on the beautiful UW-Madison campus. ALP is an intense, three-week summer camp designed to push students to the next academic level while housing them in an intimate learning environment. Students enroll in a single course for an in-depth experience not possible in crowded high school schedules. Students gain insight from instructors who are experts in their fields. Above all, ALP students are carefully selected to cultivate an optimal learning environment where gifted students can interact, learn, and grow with each other.

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(The new 2018 Summer classes will be posted in December. Examples of previous ALP classes include: Introduction to Critical Reasoning, Physics of the Impossible, The Human Body and Disease, Theatre; An Analytical Approach to Acting and Play-writing, and Science of Sustainability. The ALP classes are continually changing and new classes are added each year.)

At a Glance: Accelerated Learning Program

• Residential Summer Program with 105 Hours of Class Time
Program Dates: July 1 - 21, 2018
For students finishing grades 9 through 12
Application Opens: January 3, 2018
Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

Financial Information
• Cost: Residential ($2800), Commuter ($1900), International ($3450)
• Application Fee: $60 (Non-Refundable)
• Financial Aid Available (Aid applications due April 10, 2018)

• First half of tuition due May 14, 2018 and second half of tuition due June 4, 2018
• If applicants wish to choose a 5-month payment plan, they must contact the WCATY office by the program application deadline to arrange the details. Please note that applicants choosing the 5-month payment plan will be charged an additional $50 finance fee.