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We are planning a fully in-person AI session for 2024, and continue to a monitor the situation with COVID-19, adapting the program as needed when new developments occur. Further information will be available here. Please see the AI FAQs page for current eligibility requirements. Note that the Commitment Expectations remain the same.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in the Autumn Quarter after the program
  • Must complete at least 36 units of academic work by the end of Spring Quarter in the year prior to applying to the AI Program.
  • Frosh must complete at least three academic quarters
  • Have good academic standing (not on provisional registration or University suspension).
  • Have an on-campus housing assignment for the fall quarter, or have arrangements for off campus housing. 
  • Students enrolled in Overseas Study for fall are eligible for the program. However, as AI students move into their fall housing assignments at the end of the second week, those students studying abroad in the fall quarter must arrange housing for the third week of the session.

To determine an applicant's qualifications, standing at the University, and readiness to participate in the program, the following Offices may be consulted:

  • Office of Residential Education
  • Office of Accessible Education
  • Undergraduate Advising and Research
  • Office of Community Standards
  • Vaden Health Center/Counseling and Psychological Services

Note: Vaden will not share confidential health information with the program, but may identify a concern with an applicant's readiness to participate, to be further addressed directly with the applicant.

Arts Intensive reserves the right to revoke admission at any point prior to the program should there be any changes to a student's qualifications, standing at the University, and readiness to participate in the program. Arts Intensive will notify the student should there be any concerns, or if the student is no longer eligible to participate in the program.

Student Commitment

After acceptance, you commit to fully participate.

What does this mean?

  • Attend a mandatory meeting in the spring with the instructor to receive course materials and hear expectations for summer reading assignments and possible written or on-line discussion assignments.
  • Arrive on campus (or at your seminar location) during scheduled check-in times.
  • Attend all class sessions, class field trips, and mandatory college-wide activities. Please note that one of the advantages of an immersive experience is that faculty can adapt based on student interests or unexpected opportunities--class activities are likely to be added at short notice even if they were not on the syllabus on the first day, and these will be still be mandatory for you to attend.
  • Hold no job, full or part-time, and not travel outside of required class activities during the program.
  • Cannot be an RA or RCC or hold any positions related to New Student Orientation (conflicts with required training schedules); any application for dorm staff positions must be disclosed on the commitment form.
  • Obtain instructor and program approval for any absence from the program, including weekends.
  • Follow the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code.

Admission to the program may be revoked at any point if a student is found to be ineligible or in violation of the Fundamental Standard or Honor Code.

For full details, read the Commitment Form linked from the application instructions.

Religious Holidays

You should check with faculty regarding any religious holiday observances that will occur during the program in order to work through any conflicts with travel or other class activities.  If you observe religious holidays, you should communicate with faculty about your availability for classes, program events, and travel prior to confirming acceptance for participating.