BWSI Program Application Process

  • The process to apply to attend BWSI is multi-step - students must register for online courses first - if not registered for online courses students will not be able to apply to summer portion of the program.

  • All correspondence is done through email, so it’s important to use a non-school email to avoid having our emails blocked by your school's email server.

  • Students and parents- all our information are on these webpages for the BWSI program, check the BWSI links above and our FAQ before you email us.


 

Teachers, Parents, Guardians, and Mentors:

Complete Nomination form for up to 5 students at a time with this LINK
BWSI staff will then email info packet and registration link directly to nominated students

Students: (Note- You do not need a Nomination form if you plan to self-register)

May now self-register. Once completed and approved (approvals do not happen until January)
student will receive email from BWSI with information on how to access the courses.

 

Students

who are registered for online prerequisite course will be sent the enrollment application.

 

Students

who complete the online course & application will be considered for the summer program.

New this year - Students can self-register!

 

If you are a Teacher, Parent, Guardian or Mentor, you can nominate student(s) with step below (students self registering see below): Nomination form for BWSI

Step 1 for TPGM - Nominate the student(s) for access to the online course (bwsix.mit.edu) using our online form.

This is for 2022 program, the courses will open on 1 Feb 2022

  • Courses do not open until 1 February - students will not have access until then but register students early so they can be ready to go.

  • Nominations for registration is continuous  to 31 March, after March 31, students can still be nominated but will only be able to take the online courses

  • For Teachers/Parents/Guardians/Mentors:  reach out to bwsi-admin@mit.edu for questions, our 2021 pamphlet is here, and click on the form to the right ->

  • Teachers, prior BWSI students, and teaching assistants (TAs) can also apply for online course access by using the same link that the students use to apply to the online program

 

Next - Student Registration: After nomination, the student will be invited to register for access to the free online course OR students can register themselves for the pre-requisite online course (bwsix.mit.edu) using this form.

  • They will receive their unique ID number after they complete and submit their registration for the online course.

  • We encourage students to let their teachers and counselors know about their participation in our program.

  • The online course will open for study on 1 February 2022, students will also need to self-register on Piazza to be able to participate in the course Q&A forums.

  • All online courses will remain open for independent learners, even if they are not accepted into the July program


Enrollment application for Summer Program: Students who have registered themselves for the online course will be emailed the summer enrollment application link and password for the summer program. This will need to be completed and returned by 31 March 2022. [For students who register after this date: the online programs will be available until Nov 30, 2022 for independent study]

  • Demonstrated technical ability (determined through recommendation by school official and other supporting information, such as test scores, completed coursework, and grades collected in the application).
  • Demonstrated commitment to extracurricular learning via participation and completion of the online course (participation/progress are tracked by the instructors).
  • Application has three short essays (500 words or less for each essay).
  • Teacher recommendation or Mentor (over 18) due by April 15th (link for teachers is in the application).
  • Application will require parent(s) information and electronic signature.
  • Application asks for honors/awards (limited to maximum of 200 characters, be specific)
  • We cannot accept students outside of the US due to logistical challenges, all students must be living in the US for the July program.

All students applying will be notified on 30 April of enrollment decisions for this summer's BWSI program, we will be running a program in 2022 no matter what, and are planning on a in-person program in 2022!


Tentative 2022 Schedule

BWSI Application Timeline

 

The Beaver Works Summer Institute is committed to providing the depth and experience of these project-based courses.  We will announce courses and programs as we create them, but plan on the following:

Thank you   BWSI Staff