Application Process

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STEP 1

Look through the class options for:


STEP 2

Log in to the registration system.

You will need to create a username and password for the system. Please make sure you write down your username and password for future reference.

Next, complete the online registration form and pay the $30 or $60 non-refundable registration fee.


Step 3

Upload the supporting documents directly into the application unit:

For Students Applying to GEM (Grades 1-4)

The Growing Early Minds (GEM) Program for Grades 1-4 is designed as an academic exploration to afford students the opportunity to pursue topics that engage their sense of imagination and curiosity. Given the nature of the GEM program, we ask you to submit one of the following supporting documents that will best illustrate why you and your child are interested in the program:

  • Current grade report in any format. The report does not need to be an official copy from the school.
  • Recommendations (2019 GEM Winter Session)
  • Standardized test scores
  • Copies of class work in a field of study similar in nature to the selected WCATY course.

FOR STUDENTS APPLYING FOR YSSP, PACE, STEP, ALP (GRADES 4-12)

  • Current grade report in any format. The report does not need to be an official copy from the school.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • If you are applying to WCATY for the first time, we recommend submitting up to three additional documents:

NOTE: If you are unable to upload your .pdf or .docx documents directly into the registration system, you may email the documents to wcaty@wisc.edu.


STEP 4

You will be notified of your acceptance via email. There will be additional electronic communication prompting you to pay program tuition.

If your course selection becomes unavailable due to over or under enrollment, we will contact you to find the best possible solution.


Step 5

After completing registration, you will receive an email and mailed packet with detailed information about camp and special events. Complete and send back any special request forms (included in the acceptance package) to the WCATY office.


Step 6

The following are required after admission:

  1. Health Form: An email will be sent to you from the CampDoc website at least a month before the program begins.
  2. Student Rules Contract: Please review the rules ahead of time and bring/sign during camp check-in.
  3. Commuter students only: Please send or email to the WCATY office.

Optional Steps

Request Financial Aid

Provide the appropriate information from the list below and send it directly to the WCATY office. The full details about financial aid can be found on the financial information page.

Request a Roomate

Complete the Roommate Request Form.