Admissions & Fees

Application and Enrollment Process

The NSLC seeks outstanding high school students from around the world who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership ability. Students must be attending 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade and maintaining at least a “B” average at the time of enrollment.

Step 1- Nomination & Selection

Students are selected by the NSLC to attend through counselor nominations, alumni nominations, talent identification programs, and merit applications.

Step 2- Enrollment Application

You should complete an NSLC Enrollment Application online or call the NSLC office at 1-800-994-NSLC to request an application be mailed to you. A $500 tuition deposit should be included with your application. If you are accepted to the NSLC, this deposit will be applied to your tuition. If your application is not accepted, or if you are placed on a waitlist and not eventually accepted to a program, your entire tuition deposit will be refunded to you.

Step 3- Acceptance and Forms Completion

Upon admission to the NSLC, you will be emailed a NSLC Acceptance Packet, which will include detailed program information and your NSLC username and password for completing your required forms online. Forms should be completed as soon as possible after receipt of the Acceptance Packet. If you lose your username or password, or are unable to access the forms online, please call us at 1-800-994-NSLC. This packet is generally emailed to you within two weeks of your admission.

Step 4- Attend an NSLC Conference

That’s it. Once you have completed your forms and your tuition is paid in full, you can look forward to an amazing experience.

Facilities & Residential Life

This year the NSLC will be held in the following locations:

Atlanta, GA
On the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology

Boston, MA
On the campus of Harvard Medical School

Chicago, IL
On the campus of Northwestern University

New Haven, CT
On the campus of Yale University

New York City, New York
On the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses of Fordham University

San Francisco, California
On the campus of University of California – Berkeley

Seattle, WA
On the campus of University of Washington

Washington D.C.
On the campus of American University

Students are housed in doubles, triples or quads.

Team Advisors and administrative staff live in the dorms and are always available to mentor, answer questions and to discuss issues about college life.

On-campus meals are eaten in campus dining facilities. Sheets, blankets, pillow, and towels are provided.

Tuition & Fees

Acting Intensive
21 Days
10 Days
Biotechnology (Spring)
6 Days
Business & Entrepreneurship
10 Days
Culinary Arts
10 Days
Education & the Classroom
6 Days
10 Days
Forensic Science
10 Days
Intelligence & National Security
6 Days
International Diplomacy
11 Days
Journalism, Film & Media Arts
11 Days
Law & Advocacy
10 Days
Mastering Leadership
6 Days
Medicine & Health Care
10 Days
Medicine & Health Care (Boston)
10 Days
Political Action & Public Policy
8 Days
Psychology & Neuroscience
10 Days
Sports Management
10 Days
10 Days
College Extension (Washington, D.C.)
4 Days
College Extension (Boston and NYC)
5 Days
* Tuition includes $100 lab fee
** Group Transportation will be provided between D.C. and NY


Students are responsible for transportation to and from the program.

Airport pickup and/or drop off can be arranged through the NSLC for $40-80 each way depending on airport.

Transportation requests must be received at least 15 days prior to the start of the program.

NOTE: Because of conference scheduling, students requesting transportation to/from the airport must arrive and depart within specific times. Please do not make travel arrangements before receiving your acceptance packet and reviewing the travel information on myNSLC. This will include detailing information about arrival and departure times, shuttles to/from campus, driving directions, and a campus map.

Refund Policy

CANCELLATION FEES AND REFUND POLICY: All cancellations must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable).  The following cancellation fees apply to all NSLC enrollments:

Spring Programs If Cancelled…Cancellation Fee
By January 1, 2015$350
Between January 2 and February 15, 2015$500
February 16, 2015 or later100% tuition paid


Summer Programs If Cancelled…Cancellation Fee
By April 15, 2015$350 ($500 for Acting Intensive)
Between April 16 and May 15, 2015$500 ($750 for Acting Intensive)
May 16, 2015 or later100% tuition paid


NSLC will refund all funds minus the cancellation fee listed above.  No refunds will be given after May 15th. If an application is rejected or if space is not available, all deposits/payments will be refunded in full.  Note: Student Protection Plan fees (offered in the next step of this application) are nonrefundable after acceptance.

Instead of cancelling, you may elect to apply your total payments toward a program next year.  If so, you will be enrolled in our 2016 Pre-Registration and sent an email next Fall to select the program/session you wish to attend.  Note:  In the Fall, if you choose to cancel your enrollment and not attend a 2016 program, the cancellation fee will still apply.

NOTE: If an application is rejected or if space in the program is not available, all deposits/payments will be refunded in full.

Protection plan fees for accepted students are non-refundable.