Frequently Asked Questions about the YTI Summer Academy

Who can apply?

Students who will be going into their junior or senior year of high school in the summer of 2017.  If you are in 10th or 11th grade during the 2016-2017 school year, you are eligible to apply for summer 2017.  We welcome all young people from around the country and around the world, those formed in particular Christian denominations, as well as those who are formed by no tradition or multiple religious traditions. We are an inclusive Christian community and welcome all young people, regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, or immigrant status.

When is the Summer Academy?

July 2-22, 2017

Where is the Summer Academy?

On the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Participants will live in Emory University housing during their time at YTI.

How much does it cost?

Upon acceptance to the program, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due to secure your spot.  Tuition is free, but a fee of $1600 to cover the costs of housing, food, books and transportation while at Emory is required.  In addition, participants are responsible for their own travel costs to and from Atlanta.

 There is NO application fee, and scholarships are available, so DO NOT let the cost deter you from applying.  We are committed to working with students to make the program accessible to all.

How do I apply?

Please complete the application, which includes 4 short essays, 2 recommendation letters, a copy of your school transcript, and other forms. Please plan ahead to secure recommendation letters and transcripts, as your recommenders need time to write good letters on your behalf.  You can email us to receive a paper application. Online applications will be available soon. Applications are due March 1, 2017.

Who do I talk to if I have questions?

Call us at 404-727-2917 or email us at yti@emory.edu

"YTI was the first time I had the chance to really question certain aspects of my faith with other people my age."
-McKenzie Welter '12