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When are applications due and who is eligible?

At this time, we are fully enrolled for the 2019 Summer Term. We are currently accepting applications to the Summer Term waitlist. For more information, please contact the HMI Admissions Office at or (719) 486-8200 x 1.

The Summer Term is open to applicants currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.

How do I apply for the HMI Summer Term?

A complete application includes the following materials:

  1. A complete online application, including responses to the two essay questions listed below. Note: our online application platform is hosted on a secure, third-party site.
  2. A copy of your high school transcript, emailed to us ( by your school.
  3. Two teacher recommendations forms, with at least one coming from a current academic teacher (science, humanities math, etc.) The second may come from any current or past teacher, mentor, counselor, coach, etc. Please ask your teachers to visit to fill out the form on your behalf. The “Application Status” box in your online application account will notify you when we have received one or both of your recommendations.
  4. If applying for financial aid, please submit a complete financial aid application. Financial aid applications are due on February 15, 2019.

There is no application fee for the HMI Summer Term. 

Application essay questions:

1. The HMI Summer Term combines wilderness expeditions, intentional community, and place-based academics. Why does this combination appeal to you?

  • 2-3 paragraphs (maximum 2,500 characters, including spaces) is an appropriate length.

2. 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.

  • 1-2 paragraphs (maximum 1,500 characters, including spaces) is an appropriate length.

When will I hear if I am accepted?

Students will hear word within two weeks of submitting a complete application. Financial aid applicants are not considered until after the financial aid deadline of February 15, 2019.

Admissions decisions are conveyed by email to the applicant and their families. Enrollment agreements are due back to HMI no more than three weeks after acceptance.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HMI Admissions Office at or 719-486-8200 x1.