Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

PROMISE (Providing Opportunities for Math and Science Enrichment)

Applications for the Fall PROMISE Program are now available.

Click here to start an application today!

Due date: September 15th, 2018. For session dates and additional details select your program below. 

Our preferred method of submission is online. If you are unable to submit an online application please contact the Admissions office at 630.907.5028 or at

IMSA is committed to excellence and equity including active recruitment of students from all areas of Illinois. IMSA’s PROMISE Programs address the challenges of underrepresented and underserved students through year-round academic enrichment programming at low or no cost. Held on the campus of the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois with transportation provided from Chicago, PROMISE programs provide students the opportunity to work with IMSA faculty, staff and student mentors exploring IMSA’s unique learning laboratory and encouraging future admission to its tuition-free residential Academy for tenth through twelfth graders.


  • Exposure to curriculum that increases skills in math, science and English
  • Hands-on learning
  • Experience IMSA’s residential environment
  • Prepare for the Academy application process
  • Family involvement in the program

For more information about these programs, please send an email to, check out our PROMISE brochure here, or join our Admissions mailing list here!

For more information such as program dates and times, please select the appropriate program below. 

Application information for the 2018-2019 school year.
Application information for the 2018-2019 school year.
Application information for the 2019 summer program.