Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG)

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) runs 2 and 3-week academic programs for gifted and academically talented students ages 5-17. The programs combine academics with social, cultural, and recreational activities for a truly transformative experience.

SIG differs from singular program formats as students are able to choose 2 courses to study during the program, selecting from Humanities, Math and Sciences, Creative and Performing Arts, and Fitness and Recreation. Additionally, the social and emotional aspects of growth receive a high priority in SIG programs through night and weekend student activities, counselor group bonding, and on and off-campus excursions. Through 35+ years of experience, SIG has developed a unique opportunity that enriches and enhances students' natural talents and abilities while encouraging them to engage in individual areas of intellectual passion.

SIG Residential Programs are held at prestigious colleges and universities, including Yale University, Emory University, and UC Berkeley. SIG is selective in its campus facilities to allow students to experience the energy and excitement of campus life, while being part of a well-staffed and well-supervised program.

Students meeting the qualifying Ei ASSET Talent Search score requirements can apply for SIG's summer residential programs and their online programs.

Program Details:

Duration: 3 weeks (University of Miami residential program is 2 weeks;
University of Michigan residential program is of 2 or 3 Weeks)
Start Dates: Dates vary from campus to campus. Please visit to see campus wide program dates.


Grades: 6 to 12
Ei ASSET Talent Search Score :
(In any one subject)
> 90th Percentile Qualified
Duration: 2-3 Weeks

Application Process