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Apply to TASS

The 2018 TASS applications are now available!. Applications will be due on January 9, 2018.

Applying to TASS

All high school sophomores are invited to apply to TASS. We particularly encourage applications from African American students, other students of color, and any student with an interest in exploring critical Black and ethnic studies. Prior academic experience is not required. You can request application materials from our office, or access the application and brochure from this web site (see below).

The application asks essay questions because we want to learn more about your personal and academic interests and abilities. With a large sample of your best work, we will be able to make our decision based upon who you really are, not just your grades.  These essays are by far the most important part of the application, so be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to complete them.

Application and Brochure

Applications are now available: you can find PDF and online versions of the form below. The forms are identical: we prefer online applications, but will accept paper applications. We strongly encourage all applicants to read the PDF version thoroughly before starting the online application.

Applications are due online (or, if mailed, postmarked) by January 9, 2018.

You can find more information about the 2018 programs in our brochure.

To request more information, please contact us.


Telluride Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical disability.

Applicants who plagiarize all or part of their application will not be considered for admission to the program and will have their applications returned to them. Telluride Association and its officers may also, at its own discretion, contact the staff of these students’ respective schools in order to notify them of any instance of plagiarism.

Telluride Association occasionally shares applicants’ names and addresses with our partner institutions for the purpose of informing them of scholarship and other opportunities.

It is the policy of Telluride Association not to grant any special consideration, positive or negative, to students who apply to summer programs when those students have a parent or sibling who has participated in or been employed by a TA program. Immediate family members of current TASS faculty are ineligible to apply.