Apply - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy


The 2020-2021 Academy application is currently closed.

Applications will Open October 1, 2019 and be due, February 1, 2020.

For other important dates and deadlines, please click here.

Applying to IMSA

Students admitted to IMSA must show a history of academic achievement, involvement in leadership and extracurricular activities, and a demonstrated interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and Math). Please see Admissions Eligibility page for more information on who qualifies for application.

Students enrolled in homeschool programs will need to provide documentation explaining the curriculum, evaluation process, and texts used. Evaluations must be completed by non-family members who know the student’s work well. You can find more information about our Homeschool and other Admissions Policies here.

Application Fee and Waiver Information

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

We believe that all students, regardless of their financial resources, should have the opportunity to attend the Academy. If the applicant qualifies for free or reduced lunch, they are eligible to receive an application fee waiver from IMSA. Students submitting their applications online will be able to select the fee waiver option upon submission.

Application Checklist

The following items are required and must be submitted to be eligible for consideration:

  • Online Application w/ Essays
  • Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  • Math Teacher Evaluation Form
  • Science Teacher Evaluation Form
  • English Teacher Evaluation Form
  • Optional Evaluation Form
  • School Counselor Form
  • Last 2.5 years of Official Grade Reports
  • Official SAT Test Scores