UPDATE: On June 2, 2020, we made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Summer Term due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently accepting inquires for Summer Term 2021.

To apply for the HMI Summer Term:

  1. Complete our online application, including responses to the two essay questions listed below. Note: our online application platform is hosted on a secure, third-party site.
  2. Submit your current transcript, by having your high school email it to admissions@hminet.org. Your transcript should include your most recent fall semester/trimester grades.
  3. Solicit two teacher recommendations, with at least one coming from a current core academic teacher (humanities, math, etc.) The second may come from any current or past teacher, mentor, counselor, coach, etc. Please ask your teachers to visit www.hminet.org/teacherrec to fill out the form on your behalf. The “Application Status” box in your online application account will notify you when we have received one or both of your recommendations.
  4. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis up until February 17, 2020.
  5. If applying for financial aid, please submit a complete financial aid application by February 17. Financial aid application fee waivers are available by request.

Application essay questions (answer both):

New in 2019-20 – You may choose to answer one of the three essays with a video recording of yourself. Click here for more information about this option.

1. What do you hope to gain from the HMI Summer Term?

400 word maximum

2. Which single extracurricular are you most passionate about and why? This is not necessarily the extracurricular to which you commit the most time. Possible answers include a sport, club, volunteer work, summer camp, etc.

400 word maximum

Meet the Admissions Office

Ray winter campus selfie

Ray McGaughey

Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

Lupe Bobadilla

Admissions Associate & Diversity Recruitment Coordinator

Admissions FAQ

HMI Summer Term applications are due by 11:59pm MDT on Monday, February 17.

Extensions may be available on a case-by-case basis. To inquire about an application deadline extension, please contact the Admissions Office. 

For current tuition and financial aid information, visit our Tuition & Affordability page. Extensive need-based financial aid is available. 

For a list of the cities and regions we will be visiting this year, visit our Admissions Presentations page. We hope to meet you at an admissions event, or for an informal conversation over coffee.

No, but we do allow students to submit one of their essay responses in video format.

Admissions decisions will be sent via email within three weeks of the receipt of a complete application. Applicants will also be able to view their admissions decision by logging back into their online application portal. 

Enrollment agreements are due back to HMI within three weeks of acceptance. 

Admissions decisions often end up in applicants’ spam folders. If you still can’t find an email from us after checking your spam folder please let us know by emailing admissions@hminet.org.

Attend an admissions event in your area

HMI travels around the country each fall/winter visiting schools and hosting evening presentations for prospective students and their families. We also offer online information sessions open to all interested students and families. Visit our Admissions Presentation page for more details. 

Contact the Admissions Office

By email: admissions@hminet.org.

By phone:  (719) 486-8200 x 1

Or stop by for a visit!