The application closed on May 17, 2019, and we are no longer accepting letters of reference.
Deadline Extended: we are still accepting Acceptance Packets beyond June 10! Please send them to:
- 1500 N Warner St. Tacoma, WA 98416, or
- bring them to our office Howarth 215, or
- scan and email the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call 253.879.3927.
Summer Academic Challenge (SAC) is an integral component of the University of Puget Sound's commitment to diversity and our institution’s diversity strategic goal to increase the recruitment of individuals from underrepresented minoritized groups, improve structural diversity, and promote their retention and success.
This tuition-free summer math and science enrichment program enhances the programs provided during the academic year and prepares students for the next academic year. Programs are available for students in grades seven through twelve.
Students study material centered on a theme that changes from year to year. Themes from past years have included flight, salmon survival, sustainability, and communication. Students study specific mathematical and scientific topics that support the theme and relate those topics to larger questions. They attend classes, build models, execute computer programs, conduct laboratory experiments, and participate in field trips.
Teachers are drawn from both the community and the university. Current university students serve as mentors and teaching assistants to the middle and high school students participating in the program.
Financial Aid Opportunity
Puget Sound will provide a package that meets the full financial need of Summer Academic Challenge students who wish to attend the college, if they meet the following criteria: 1) Successfully complete Summer Academic Challenge or participated in 100 hours of access programming; 2) Graduate from high school; 3) Apply to, are admitted, and enroll at Puget Sound.
Who should apply?
Priority is given to student applicants from underrepresented minoritized groups, first generation college students, and/or from underrepresented socio-economic status as determined by FFRL.
Frequently Asked Questions Q&A.pdf