The Advanced Studies Program is committed to educating the whole person and preparing students to make contributions to a changing and challenging world. ASP defines education as all of the structured experiences in which students participate: course work, recreational activities, and residential life. These opportunities involve valuable interaction between faculty, interns, house advisers, and students.
During the five-and-a-half-week program, each student takes one major course of his or her choice. These major courses meet for 19 hours per week, Monday through Saturday. In addition to the major course, each student takes Writing Workshop, which meets for four hours per week. Students can expect to spend about the same amount of time studying outside of class as they spend in class.
Classes meet in the Lindsay Center for Mathematics and Science, Astronomy Center, and the Schoolhouse. The Ohrstrom Library, with over 75,000 volumes, 200 periodicals, and state-of-the-art research facilities, is in constant use during the summer. The grounds also include 2,000 acres of woods and ponds and miles of pathways. This natural wildlife and watershed area provides an ideal outside laboratory for science students.