Application Instructions

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Details for the 2019 CRISIS will be announced in December. Information about 2018 is included below to give an overview of the program.

Important dates for 2018

Financial aid application available January 3
Application opens (print and online) February 7
Full payment date March 26

Step 1: Know your TIP ID number

Step 2: Identify and rank research team offerings.

All teams will involve an element of scientific and medical exploration since the crisis being addressed is a hurricane.

  • You will be enrolled in only one research team for the entire session; however, CRISIS emphasizes interdisciplinary learning and many activities take place across teams.

  • You can identify up to nine research teams you are interested in and rank them from most preferred to least preferred.

  • You may rank research teams from different sessions and at different sites.

  • The more choices you indicate, the better your chances are to be accepted to the program; however, you should only rank teams in which you are willing to accept placement. Listing only one choice does not increase your chances of being placed in that course.

  • If your first choice is unavailable, you will be placed in your next highest-ranked available option or wait-listed if none of your choices are available. 

Step 3: Complete a program application

There are two methods to apply to CRISIS:

  1. Apply online, which we strongly encourage.

  2. Complete a downloadable paper application and send it to us via mail.

Important things to know

  • Spaces fill quickly, so apply early in the registration period.

  • Applications are date-stamped, not time-stamped. We process applications in daily batches regardless of the time they are received that day. This means all applications received on a given day are given equal consideration, whether they are received at 9 a.m. or 11:59 p.m.

  • Applying does not guarantee placement into the program.

  • Courses will remain open for registration until a course and its wait-list are both full. Being able to select a course does not mean there is current availability in it.

  • If you are applying for financial aid, you must submit a financial aid application in addition to your program application before your program application can be considered for placement. For information on how to apply for financial aid, please refer to How to Apply for Financial Aid.

  • We strongly encourage you to apply online, as we cannot be responsible for mailed applications that are lost or delayed in transit.

Step 4: After submitting your application

To know what to expect after applying, please visit After You Apply.

CRISIS is a residential summer program for fifth and sixth graders enrolled in TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. The program lasts one week and takes place at five college campuses. Students assume the role of a professional on a specific occupation-based research team, collaborate with their peers, and participate in activities that build their academic, leadership, and teamwork skills.