HMI Semester - Apply Now

When are applications due and who is eligible?

Applications for the Fall Semester 2017 and the Spring Semester 2018 are due February 15, 2017. Once all components of your application have been receivied, you will receive a confirmation email from the HMI Admissions Office.

We are currently only accepting applications to our waitlist. For more information, contact the Admissions Office for more information at or (719) 486-8200, x1. We are also currently accepting applications for the HMI Summer Term on a rolling basis. 

Students apply for the HMI Semester as high school sophomores and attend in their junior year. Each year we have a small number of seniors (who apply as juniors) join the Semester as well. 

How do I apply for the HMI Semester?

A complete application will include the following:

  1. A complete online application, including responses to the three essay questions listed below
  2. An official copy of your high school transcript, including up-to-date fall semester grades
  3. Two recommendations, with at least one coming from a current core academic teacher (English, math, etc.) The second may come from any current or past teacher, mentor, counselor, coach, etc. 
  4. A $35 application fee, payable on the online application platform. Application fee waivers are available by request
  5. If applying for financial aid, please submit a complete financial aid application by February 15. Financial aid application fee waivers are also available by request

Wondering how to submit your transcript and teacher recommendations? Please click here.

Application essay questions (answer all three):

1. Please describe a significant event, person, or experience in your life and explain how this force has shaped the person that you are today. 

    • One-two paragraphs (maximum 2,500 characters, including spaces) is an appropriate length.
2. We believe every student brings a unique perspective that strengthens our community. What makes your perspective different from that of your peers? 
    • One-two paragraphs (maximum 2,500 characters, including spaces) is an appropriate length.

3. Which single extracurricular are you most passionate about and why? This is not necessarily the extracurricular to which you commit the most time. Possible answers include a sport, club, volunteer work, summer camp, etc. 

    • One paragraph (maximum 1,500 characters, including spaces) is an appropriate length.

When will I hear if I am accepted?

Admissions decisions are sent via email in mid-March. Enrollment agreements are due back to HMI by April 15 for both the Fall and Spring Semesters.