SLAI is ONLINE for 2021!

Carleton College was founded upon and remains committed to the liberal arts tradition and the Summer Liberal Arts Institute aims to authentically profile the strengths and benefits of a liberal arts education for our participants each summer. While you dive into your program’s area of study, you will also be challenged to think critically, express your creativity, and seek out new experiences in and out of the classroom.

All of our programming this summer will take place in the United States’ Central Standard Time Zone. All students attending SLAI will be required to attend the connected online class sessions live. Visit each program page to view their specific engagement schedule.

Application and Deadlines

The application for an international student is the same as for a domestic student, with a few extra requirements. Visit the Applicantion page for more information about the requirements, and read below for additional International Applicant requirements.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

  1. TOEFL or IELTS score (A SAT or ACT score can also be accepted)
  2. Translation of your current academic transcript (if necessary)

*2021 virtual programs do not require any specific visas. However, in the future, F-1 visas are required of any international students attending a residential summer program for credit at Carleton.

English Proficiency Information:

We now accept Duolingo English Test scores! Visit the Duolingo English Test score site to take the test and send your results directly to us at Carleton.

Students with scores in the following ranges are best prepared to study and learn at the Summer Liberal Arts Institute:

  • Paper-Based TOEFL – 600 and above
  • Internet-Based TOEFL – 95 and above
  • Computer-Based TOEFL – 250 and above
  • IELTS – 7.0 and above

Ready to spend your summer with us?

Apply Today!