Program Details

The 2024 ARCHES program will be hosted from June 13, 2024 – July 27, 2024.


All students who are currently in their sophomore or junior year at a U.S. accredited college/university are encouraged to apply for the program. Applicants are considered eligible for the program if they meet the following criteria: 

  • must be currently enrolled in a four-year bachelors degree-granting program
  • must be a sophomore or junior at the time of application 
  • must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • international students must have an F1 or J1 visa 

We consider all applicants regardless of race, sex, age, disability status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic background, or other protected characteristics including DACA/TPS recipients. 


12.20.2023 – Application Opens for 2024 Program Cycle

02.20.2024 – Application closes at 11:59PM EST 

03.18.2024 – Finalist Admissions Interviews Begin (subject to change)

04.15.2024 – Final Admission Decisions Release Date (subject to change)


The 2024 admissions cycle is currently open. Completed applications are due by 11:59PM EST on February 20, 2024. 

A complete application package includes the following items: 

  • completed application form (personal, educational, and demographic details, etc.)
  • short essay responses 
  • transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions attended (unofficial copies okay for application submission) 
  • updated resume/CV
  • recommendation (web survey and letter on institutional letterhead with recommender’s signature)

Late submissions will not be accepted and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.