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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!


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. Most of our events will be virtual via Zoom. 

Preview Day

We invite prospective students and their families to attend our VIRTUAL Preview Day on January 23rd! Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in virtual classes with IMSA Faculty, and speak with Student Life to learn about life on campus!

In order to keep the virtual class sizes true to the IMSA experience, spots are limited even in a virtual setting. We encourage you to register before spots run out!

Register Here!


The VIP Series

The Office of Enrollment Management is excited to announce the Fall VIP Series! This series is designed to give prospective students and families a unique and tailored experience to learn about IMSA. Students can choose from a variety of in-person and virtual visit opportunities based on their interests in the Academy.

The Evolution of IMSAMarch 5th from 10am-12pm via ZoomDr. Robert Hernandez (Dr. Bob), IMSA's interim Interim Chief Innovation and Education Officer, discusses how IMSA came to be a leader in STEM education, and how students across the State of Illinois can take advantage opportunities at IMSA. Register Here!
Athletics and Co-Curriculars at IMSAFebruary 12th from 10am-12pm via ZoomCollaboration and teamwork doesn’t just play a part in the classroom here at IMSA. Hear from Mr. Rick Palmer, Coordinator of Athletics and Co-Curriculars, about the opportunities for IMSA students to flex their competitive muscle and become leaders on and off the court in our variety of athletic and co-curricular offerings here at IMSA!Register Here!
Opportunities After IMSAThis virtual event features Ms. Julia Husen, Coordinator of College and Academic Counseling at IMSA. She discusses how course selection works at IMSA, and how IMSA prepares students for the college application process and beyond.Watch Recording
Academics at IMSAThis virtual event highlights academics at IMSA. Our Keynote spearker, Dr. Dave DeVol is in his 28th year of teaching chemistry, and his 15th year at IMSA. In addition to teaching chemistry at IMSA, he is also one of the faculty members who manages the Student Inquiry and Research Program (SIR).Watch Recording
A Conversation with IMSA's PresidentKick off the VIP series with a virtual conversation with IMSA’s new President, Dr. Evan M. Glazer. This event recording focuses on why our students choose IMSA, information on the application process, and a sneak peek of life on campus from our Student Ambassadors!Watch Recording

Thursday Night Informational Sessions

Two Thursdays a month, our Admissions Counselors will be hosting one hour events to focus on different aspects of IMSA.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @ IMSA (Watch Recording)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is the collective work of the Academy. Our mission is to create an equity focused culture that encourages and values the talents and contributions of all people and celebrates diversity across identity and circumstances. Learn more from three IMSA staff experts about the various ways this mission is implemented in every aspect of the Academy and prior to enrollment at IMSA.

All About the Academy Virtual Series
Life on CampusWhat is life at IMSA like after classes end? Learn about everything from Athletics to dances straight from our Student Ambassadors. There will also be a Q&A portion as well as guidance on the application process with an Admissions Counselor.Watch Recording
Parent PanelHear from a panel of current IMSA parents. There will be an opportunity for prospective students and parents to ask questions in this panel-style event.Watch Recording
Alumni PanelHear from a panel of current IMSA Alumni. There will be an opportunity for prospective students and parents to ask questions in this panel-style event.Watch Recording
Acing the Application Virtual Series
What Makes A Successful IMSA StudentWhat makes a great IMSA student? Learn about what makes a successful student at IMSA, and how prospective students can prepare for the application.Watch Recording
Application Tips Part 1How do you gather your grades from the last two and a half years? What teachers need to complete the teacher evaluations? How long do the essays have to be? Get all of your application questions answered in this walkthrough with an Admissions Counselor.Watch Recording
Application Tips Part 2Learn how to set up an account, and troubleshoot any technical issues you’re having with your application. This event is reserved for students applying during this year’s application cycle.Watch Recording

Family Meetings

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

Watch the recordings from last year’s virtual events