How to Apply

How to apply

Before you begin, you’ll need a few things: an adult guardian who can legally consent to your participation, a recent report card (Q3 if possible) to upload, and for iCamp for Credit an unofficial transcript, work showing your potential, and the name and contact details of a teacher/admin at school. You’ll need a teacher’s help to get the transcript from Infinite Campus, but the report should be available easily to all students in the district. 

You’ll log in with a google address and you can edit/add to your application using that same google login.

You’ll need to be able to answer demographic questions about yourself and be ready to talk about your experience and interest in making media. Most importantly, we’ll want to make sure you’re invested in using media to address social issues, so we’ll ask you to write a paragraph or two about your social justice passions.  Feel free to draft the paragraphs in another window and paste them into the online form.  We’d love to see urls for your stuff– social issues, community organizations, or media.

What are WE looking for? Rising seniors (current juniors) who are excited, motivated, passionate change makers who want to work with West Chester University!

Want to see the application questions before you apply?  We want you at your best.  Here’s the questions:

Section 1: Demographic Data
  • Email address
  • First and last names
  • Address
  • What gender do you identify with?
  • Age
  • Mobile Number (with area code)
  • What High School do you attend?
  • Next School Year you will be a _____________
  • Name an adult from school/work/community/church who can offer a sponsor’s support for your participating in a week-long media camp at WCU. Include a name, a relationship/affiliation, an email and/or a telephone number.
Section 2: Media Types
  • What are your interests in media production?
  • Do you have any experience in making media? Describe your experiences and, if possible, include a link to your work.
  • What track are you MOST interested in: Video Production | Game Development | Audio & Podcasting | Media for Digital Journalism
Section 3: Social Justice Issues & Community
  • What issues in your life, school, or community motivate you the most? What causes connect with your passion? Write a paragraph or two showing your change-making side.
  • How do you fit in with iCamp Values?
  • What would it mean to you to be a part of the iCamp Summer Academy team? Make the case for why you should be selected.
  • What do you want to do in college besides get ready for a career?
Section 4 College Readiness
  • What could iCamp offer to best help you to be ready for college when you graduate?
  • Share your report card (file upload)
  • Comments on your report card

The application process for 2024 will open March 16. 

For 2024, there will be two application processes. Students can apply for BOTH or EITHER. 

Application Deadline: extended to May 15, 2024

(early applicants will receive priority notifications on a rolling basis)