Applications to the 2023 Copula Program are closed. Thank you for your interest!

<aside> đź’ˇ Update 4/28/2023: Because of form outages and technical errors, we are extending our application deadline to May 3rd, 2023. If you have any questions about your application, you can reach out to [email protected]. Our email line will remain open over the weekend.



When does the 2023 Copula Program take place?

The program will take place from 6/6/23 to 8/4/23

Who is eligible to apply to The Copula Program?

All students attending high school in the United States are eligible to apply to The Copula Program. We specifically encourage students who are UFLI (Undocumented, First-Generation College and Low-Income), LGBTQ+, have an underrepresented racial and/or ethnic background, and/or students for whom academic opportunities are geographically inaccessible to apply.

What counts as an academic sample?

An academic sample is any graded school assignment submitted within the past two years that includes original writing (a paper, presentation, etc.). If you are unsure about whether a submission qualifies, you may contact us via email.

What activities should I list?

Activities may be extracurriculars, familial responsibilities, and/or employment. Activities do not have to be academic (e.g. babysitting).

How do I explain my school’s GPA scale?

Please indicate the maximum possible score (4.0, 5.0, 100, 108, 12, A+, etc.) and any weights associated with your GPA (AP weight, honors weight). If your school does not award formal GPAs, please calculate one by dividing your total points by your credit hours.

Are demographic questions optional?

All demographic questions are optional.


Contact us at [email protected] for questions and concerns about applying.


Terms: Demographic information will only be shared in aggregate. Your individual race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, LGBTQ+ status, first-generation status, low-income status and undocumented status will not be shared with anyone.

Any other information submitted in this application such as your name, email address, indicated interests and academic sample, may be shared with program partners including potential mentors You may withdraw your application at any time by contacting info@copulaprogram with the subject line “Application withdrawal request.”