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The NSLC seeks outstanding high school students from around the world.

We encourage students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership ability to apply to our academic summer leadership programs. Students must be attending 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade and maintaining at least a “B” average at the time of application.

We invite a select group of high school students to attend our programs, but encourage other talented students to apply through our Merit Application. For these students without an NSLC ID, completion of the NSLC Recommendation Form is required before or after completion of the online or paper application.

Enrolling with an NSLC ID

“I received an invitation from the NSLC…”

Steps to enroll with your NSLC ID
Students who receive an NSLC invitation with an NSLC ID must complete the Enrollment Application in order to enroll in the program of their choice. You will have the option of submitting payment in full or a $500 ($750 for Acting Intensive) tuition deposit with your application. If your application is accepted, any payment made will be applied towards your tuition.

If your application is not accepted, or if you are placed on a wait-list and not eventually accepted to a program, any payment made will be refunded to you.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. As programs fill quickly each year, students are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible to speed the application process and help ensure first choice of session and location.

Please enroll using the NSLC ID found on your invitation letter.

Note: Students wishing to pay their tuition deposit by check must submit a paper application (download the paper application here) by mail.

Enrolling without an NSLC ID

“I did not receive an invitation but would still like to attend…”

Interested students who have not received an invitation with an NSLC ID may apply for admission to the NSLC with a merit application. The NSLC accepts merit applications from students with strong academic records and demonstrated leadership potential.

Steps to enroll as a Merit Applicant
We recommend that students apply to the program/session of their choice as soon as possible using the online Enrollment Application or by mailing the 2016 Summer Paper Application below.

Upon completion of the application, a space will be held for the student.

Merit applicants must mail, scan/fax, or email a completed recommendation form (download the NSLC Merit Application Recommendation form here) to the NSLC as soon as possible, before or after completing the Enrollment Application. Acceptance is contingent upon review of this recommendation form.

If you have any questions about this process or for additional guidance, please contact the NSLC Enrollment Office at (800) 994-6752 or info@nslcleaders.org.

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