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The more you try and experience, the more you’ll discover what you love. Learn more about IMSA’s exceptional learning experiences,  residential program, and the admissions process. Please be sure to register for our events as spaces do fill up quickly. Event registrations are opened the month prior to the event and close two days before the event date. To get notified of our events, sign up for our Admissions Newsletter!


In-Person Opportunities

These are just a few of the upcoming events that are currently being planned for in-person visit opportunities for 2022! Please remember that due to COVID, dates, times, and the “in-person” status of all of our events are subject to change with the needs of our community. We recommend signing up for our admissions newsletter to get notified as soon as registrations open.

IMSA In your Neighborhood

Rockford, IL – October 8thDiscovery Center Museum Junior Scientist - Join IMSA at the Discovery Center Museum as they connect with the next generation of potential and aspiring scientists.

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Discovery Center Museum
Peoria, IL - October 8thIn these 1-hour sessions, we will be providing guests with information about IMSA and will be able to answer your questions to help you decide if IMSA is right for you.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Peoria Public Library – North Branch


Saturday Campus Tours
10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Join us for an inside look to learn more about IMSA! Attendees will be given a presentation about IMSA and our admissions process. This will be followed by a Q&A session and tour to get a glimpse into the lives of our students. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes so we recommend visitors wear comfortable shoes.  At this time, each ticket is for 1 student and 1 parent.

September 24th- Sold Out!
November 19th- Registration Open NOW!
December 10th
February 11th
March 25th

Preview Day

Preview Day provides the opportunity for prospective students to explore all IMSA has to offer with a detailed look into academics and residential life at the Academy. Informational sessions, tours, and activities are held throughout the day. 

October 23rd- Registration Open NOW

January 21st- Registration Coming Soon!


Virtual Visit Opportunities

Learn more about IMSA from the comfort of your own home. To ensure to safety of our current and future IMSA students, we are currently limiting the number of on-campus visit opportunities. We recommend signing up for our admissions newsletter to get notified as soon as registrations open. 

September 15, 20226pm- 7pmApplication ProcessWhat makes a great IMSA student? Learn about what makes a successful student at IMSA, and how prospective students can prepare for the application. Come and get a sneak peek of the application and get some tips for beginning your application for the Class of 2026! Attendees will also be given time for a Q&A, so bring your questions! Watch the Recording!
September 28, 20226pm- 7pmAcademics at IMSA Join us for an inside look to learn more about IMSA! Attendees will be given a presentation about the course offerings and opportunities at IMSA. Watch the Recording!
October 6, 20226pm- 7pmAcing the ApplicationHow do you gather your grades from the last two and a half years? What do teachers need to complete the teacher evaluations? How long do the essays have to be? Get all of your application questions answered!Register Here!
November 3, 20226pm- 7pmLiving at IMSAWe will be talking about student life at IMSA. Find your who, what , where, and why outside of the classroom! Attendees will also be given time for a Q&A, so bring your questions!Register Here!
November 17, 20226pm- 7pmActivities and Athletics Collaboration and teamwork don’t just play a part in the classroom here at IMSA. Hear about the opportunities for IMSA students to flex their competitive muscles and become leaders on and off the court in our variety of athletic and co-curricular offerings here at IMSA!Register Here!
December 15, 20226pm- 7pmMeet Current IMSA ParentsWELCOME TO IMSA! We are excited to be hosting this event to connect you with our current IMSA parents and why they chose IMSA.Register Here!

Virtual Family Meetings

Meet one on one with an Admissions Counselor via Zoom. One-hour appointments are available from October to March.

Schedule a Virtual Family Meeting


Watch the recordings from last year’s virtual events