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ISU Center for Space Entrepreneurship

How to Apply

Ready to spend the summer focused on commercial space? To apply to the Commercial Space Studies graduate certificate program, please email the following documents to isu-cse@fit.edu with the subject line "(your last name) Application Documents"

  • Letter of Intent (800-1000 words) including your personal goals, future plans in the space industry, and what you hope to take away from this academic program. 
  • Contact information for two references who know you in a professional or academic capacity. Please include their email address, phone number if applicable, and their your relationship to the person.
  • Unofficial Transcript confirming that you posess minimum of a bachelor's degree (or will have earned a bachelor's degree before June 1, 2020), and academic GPA of minimum 3.0 on a 4-point scale.

The admissions process is as follows:

  1. Student submission of application documents
  2. Student receives email response confirming their application was received. (if you do not receive a response within a few days, please re-send or contact us)
  3. Admissions committee review of student documents and references
  4. Student receipt of email confirming if they have been accepted for the summer 2020 session. If the student has been accepted, this email will contain detailed instructions for how to proceed.

A maximum of 50 students will be admitted.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020.
Selections will be made on a rolling basis up to April 15. 

 

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For International (non-U.S.) Students:

We understand that the travel document and visa process can be confusing, and are here to help.

Once your application is processed, our staff will provide you with paperwork needed to apply for the correct visa that allows you to study in the United States for the ISU-CSE summer program.

Florida Institute of Technology office of International Student & Scholar Services has determined the appropriate documentation for this program is the “J” visa: Non-Degree student.

This document permits arrival/residence in the United States up to 30 days before the start date of the program, and residence/departure up to 30 days after the end date of the program. It permits admitted international students to reside in the U.S. at maximum, from Saturday, May 2, 2020 until Sunday, August 10, 2020. (Program dates are June 1 - July 10, 2020)

ISU-CSE faculty and staff will primarily handle your travel documentation, and strive to make the process as simple as possible. Once your application for the ISU-CSE summer program is approved, we will provide all the documents to assist in your visa process.

The “F-1” visa is not appropriate because “F” students must be degree-seeking.
The “B” visa is not appropriate because “B” visa holders are not allowed to study.

Please contact us with further questions.