Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

Dates and Deadlines


September - Application becomes available for admission to the following school year.

October through March SAT testing takes place. (Visit for dates and registration.)

February Applications and supplemental application materials are due February 1st.

March Admissions Review Committee meets.

April - Admissions Selection Committee meets.

May -  Decision letters are mailed  May 1st.

May - Accepted and wait-pooled students are required to complete a series of placement exams at IMSA or Lincoln Land Community College in Litchfield, IL on Friday, May 18, 2018.

June/July - Two orientation dates will be offered on June 16 and July 8, 2018. This is a required day-long orientation for invited and wait-pooled students and their parents. Students and parents are only required to attend one orientation.

July  - EXCEL, a three week residential summer program for admitted studen ts by invitation only will begin July 8, 2018 and end on July 27th, 2018.

August- Sophomore move-in day is in mid-August 2018.


*This page is updated as dates are confirmed. Please check back often to ensure that you are planning well in advance as no exceptions will be made for missed attendance.*