Application Deadline

The deadline for applications to the SDI is May 17, 2020. We need to receive completed applications by this date. Students will be notified of their admission status (accepted, rejected, or wait-listed) based on the acceptance policy outlined above. Because we review applications on a rolling basis, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure a spot at the camp.


Regular Applicants can apply without sending in a deposit. Please pay your deposit by May 25, to confirm your spot at the camp. Failure to submit a deposit on time may result in the forfeiture of admission. Deposits are non-refundable, and may be made by check, money order, or online using the payment button below.

Early Deposit Discount for 4-Week Program and Spartan Scholars: 4 Week students who send in their application and $1000 deposit by April 5 will receive a $150 discount off the total price of 4-week tuition if they are accepted. Spartan Scholars students who send in their application and $1000 deposit by April 5 will receive a $200 discount off the total price of Spartan Scholars tuition if they are accepted.  Students who are not accepted can either have their deposit applied to another session of the SDI or have their payment refunded. Deposits are non-refundable for accepted students.

Payment Deadline

After the deposit is submitted, the balance of the tuition is due at or before registration on June 28, 2020. Please do not pay the balance of tuition until you have received your acceptance and confirmation.


Refund Policy

All deposits are non-refundable for accepted students. Any tuition paid beyond the deposit is refundable before the start of the program. After the start of the program, all tuition and payments are non-refundable. By making a payment to the Spartan Debate Institute, you are hereby consenting to this refund policy and agree that decisions regarding refunds are made at the sole discretion of the Director of the Spartan Debate Institutes and are final. 


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