COVID-19 (coronavirus) is in our communities and on our minds. We here at Outer Coast hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We are monitoring COVID-19 developments closely and working to understand the implications for future Outer Coast programs. At this point, we plan to run the Summer Seminar as scheduled, and if there are any updates to our plans, we will share them here.

Summer Seminar 2020 New Student Application

Summer Seminar 2020 Returning Student Application


Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. We hope to bring together high-potential students who are invested in community. We place a special emphasis on recruiting students from underserved backgrounds.

Mail-in Application

In addition to the online application above, Outer Coast offers the option for students to mail in their application. If you would like to apply to the Summer Seminar by mail, you may print a new student application here or, if you attended the 2018 or 2019 Summer Seminar, a returning student application here. Applications should be mailed to PO Box 6573 Sitka, AK 99835 and postmarked by the application deadline.

Application Deadline

The application is open from January 1 to April 1, 2020.

Applications submitted by January 31 will receive admissions decisions by February 15. All other applications will receive admissions decisions by April 26. A number of qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist, with the possibility of admission through June.

Email with any questions about the application process.