How To Apply To Odyssey

This page lists everything students will do to get accepted into Odyssey this summer…

Check School Times

Can you attend starting in June at these times?

Students must adhere to the attendance policy or risk their status in the program. Scholars cannot miss more than 3 days and are expected to complete the entire program.

Odyssey Grades 1-8
June 5 to July 14, 2023 | Monday-Friday

Odyssey Grades 9-11
June 5 to July 7, 2023 | Monday-Friday

Odyssey Rising Seniors (R12th)
June 5 to July 1, 2023 | Monday-Friday

*Seniors will experience an overnight 3-day out-of-state college tour trip during the final week of the program.

Have Your Latest Report Card Handy

Every scholar must have a report card from the current academic year as part of the application process. It is preferred to have an uploaded file of the official report card. However, if you cannot save a file, we also accept screenshots of the student-parent portal, progress reports, or clear cell phone images of the report.

Please upload your transcript to date. Why? Odyssey Seniors work on their college apps during the summer program. Uploading your transcript now will ensure Odyssey can print as many copies as you require to complete applications over the summer. Be proactive; if we don’t have your transcript on file and you’re selected, you will be responsible for providing your own copies of your transcript during the program dates.


Know the email address of your community leader or school teacher

Every student must enter on the Odyssey application the name and email address of their school teacher who will write a recommendation. Odyssey will email your leader/teacher our recommendation form to complete

Application Forms

Complete the initial online student information form.

This form requires the student to upload a copy of the student’s most recent report card, answer some questions, and write about:

  • Why do you want to be selected to participate in Odyssey?
  • What do you hope to gain or improve during your time at Odyssey?
  • What does community mean to you, and how would you make changes in your community to improve it?

We recommend you prepare these answers to complete the online application quickly.

This form also requires you to provide the name of the school teacher or community leader who will email us a recommendation.


Introduction Video

All students also submit a brief 2-3 minute introduction video. This is designed to allow each applicant to personalize their application and stand out uniquely. The introduction video plays a vital role in the placement process. You must put effort and care into creating a video that presents the best first impression of you. It demonstrates your communication style and presentation savvy and allows Odyssey to get to know you more personally.

Time Until Applications Begin








Applications are accepted from November 15th, 2017 until February 16th, 2018. Recommendations will be accepted up to ten (10) days past the deadline. All decisions will be emailed and mailed on or before March 15th, 2018. Please ensure you provide reliable contact information when completing your application.