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The AIM Handbook contains the information you need to prepare for AIM. Please read and follow these instructions carefully.

Tuition and Refunds

Sessions II and III (In-person): $600. Covers room and board, uniforms, equipment and supplies.
Session I (Virtual): $150 registration fee (covers virtual program costs) and optional additional $150 for gear package (covers uniforms, promotional items, and shipping).
Spending money: $25-$50 recommended for snacks and souvenirs
Refunds: May be requested until close of business on Friday of the first full week of June.

Session Enrollment and Payment

Session selection and enrollment is first come, first served and is due by May 15. Registration and payment deadline is June 15.

  • Access the AIM acceptance letter in your Bears Den account and select the “Application” link, then view the AIM decision.
  • Students accepted to the AIM program will receive specific enrollment and registration instructions via email on May 10. Follow the instructions in that email to enroll in your preferred session, register, and provide payment.


Please bring a printed copy of your travel itinerary with you upon arrival for AIM and refer to the AIM Handbook for additional instructions.

A parent or guardian must accompany you to the campus and remain with you until the rapid test for Covid-19 is complete. Please plan travel accordingly.

COVID-19 Guidance for Campus Guests

Vaccinations: Those attending in-person sessions must be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, and must present proof of vaccination with their Medical Information form and again upon arrival. We will consider you to be fully vaccinated two weeks after the final dose of vaccine is administered. These cut off dates are:

  • AIM Session II: June 27
  • AIM Session III: July 4

Testing: Those attending in-person sessions will receive the rapid test for Covid-19 upon arrival. Results will be available in 15 minutes. Those testing positive must leave campus and will not be able to participate. For this reason, you must report with a parent or guardian who will remain on site until the test results are known.”

Medical Information

Any injuries within six months prior to AIM will disqualify a student from attending the program.

Medical History and Clearance


Students with financial need are invited to request a scholarship for tuition, travel, or both. To apply for a scholarship, submit the Scholarship Request form below in addition to answering the following question in 300 words or less: “Why are you a good candidate to receive this scholarship, what special attribute or accomplishment sets you apart?”

AIM Scholarship Request

Requests are due by May 15 and decision notifications will be made by May 18.

Image Release Form

Students attending an in-person AIM session are required to sign an Image Release Form.

AIM Image Release Form

"From sailing on the Thames River, doing the Physical Fitness Exam, marching around the campus, and all the engineering and FIT classes, AIM was a week I will not forget. The cadre were very encouraging, making sure that we always were striving to do our best and would help us improve when we slipped up." Lucy

AIM Handbook

The handbook contains the information you need to prepare for AIM.

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Use these guidelines to arrive physically fit and hydrated.

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At the conclusion of each AIM week, families are invited to a special session where they will learn about the past week’s programming and celebrate their students’ graduation from the program.

Contact Information

AIM 2021 Virtual Session
Admissions(860) 444-8503[email protected]M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST