Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

igniting and nurturing creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition


The Official 2015-2016 Application will open December 1. This will be for the Class of 2019. Application deadline will be February 1, 2016.

You may view a sample application here. Please note this is just an example of what the application will look like and should not be submitted. We have included watermarks on the pages to enforce this. This should provide an opportunity for students to begin preparing their essay and application responses.

Students completing the online application will be charged a non-refundable application-processing fee of $75.00.

Our preferred method of submission is online. If you are unable to submit an online application please contact the Admissions office at 630.907.5028 or at

Application Fee Waiver Information:

We are concerned that all students, regardless of their financial resources, have the opportunity to attend the Academy. If the applicant qualifies for free or reduced lunch, please ask a school staff member to submit a written request for a fee waiver on official school letterhead and email it to or enclose it with the student's application. Students submitting their applications online will be able to select the fee waiver option upon submission.