ISU Center for Space Entrepreneurship

ISU Center for Space Entrepreneurship

How to Apply

Ready to spend the summer with us? Complete the form below to apply to the Commercial Space Studies graduate certificate program. A maximum of 50 students will be admitted, so apply now.

Applications are due by April 30, 2019. Selections will be made on a rolling basis up to May 6. There is a $20 application fee.

Application Instructions for students currently attending institutions other than Florida Tech:

  1. New applicants must create a login ID and password.
  2. A new application form will open and you will be asked for the type of application.
  3. Select “Melb Grad Non-Degree, Cont Ed” and “Summer 2019” as the term.
  4. Enter your name, and click “Continue Application.”
  5. The next page will be a landing page with elements of the application. Each is preceded by a blue circle with an “i” inscribed in it. Here, work down the checklist item by item.
  6. Select the category “Planned Course of Study” and the first required element of the application under this heading is “First Choice of Study”, which you will select the dropdown menu option “Graduate Certificate – Commercial Space Studies.” 
  7. Next, use the box to enter full or part time status. This will not affect your application, but may affect your student loan status.
  8. The final box asks to enter a number 1-3. Almost all students would enter (3) “Certificate Program Student.” Students intending to take the courses with no intent to receive the certificate would be (2) “Transient Student,” and teachers or someone intending to receive CEUs and not actual college credit for the program would select (1) “Continuing Education Student.”
  9. Once your application is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with details on when you will receive a response.

This set of steps applies to both domestic and international students currently attending institutions other than Florida Tech.

For current Florida Tech Students:

Rather than the standard application above, please fill out this form and submit it to the admissions team: registration@aldrinspace.institute

For International 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 4, 2019 until Sunday, August 11, 2019. (Program dates are June 3 - July 12, 2019)

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.