Frequently Asked Questions
ELIGIBILITY - I am not eligible for the Explore program. Is there any way I can still participate?
Many institutions accept participants who are not eligible for the Explore funding into their Explore programs. This means the students would apply directly to the institution of their choice and bypass the random draw. These students are required to pay the full cost of the program (approximately $3,000 to $4,000) in order to participate, as well as the travel costs. Since the institutions that accept participants who are not eligible for the Explore funding have different fees, eligibility criteria, and application deadlines, you should contact them directly for more information.