Apply for the Google Computer Science Summer Institute

Applications due Friday, February 28, 2020

Dive into computer science with CSSI

Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science (CS) for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.

CSSI is not your average summer camp. It’s an intensive, interactive, hands-on, and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering, and other closely-related subjects.

Program goals

  • To provide students with an interest in computer science an opportunity to learn what their future career might hold, and inspire them to complete their work towards a technical degree.
  • To help students develop their technical skills, build confidence in their abilities, and better prepare them to study computer science or closely-related fields.
  • To help participants begin building important personal networks and friendships with a diverse group of students who share their passion for technology and computer science.
  • To give students an inside look at Google’s unique environment, community, and culture.
  • To provide exposure and insight into Google’s internship program and technical career opportunities.

Which CSSI program is right for me?

We have three programs that help prepare, empower, and support students from all backgrounds to pursue computer science (CS) at a four-year college or university starting in the Fall of 2020:

CSSI-HBCU Are you considering an HBCU as one of your top two choices? Awesome! Head to the “CSSI-HBCU” tab to learn more.

CSSI-Extension Are you considering one of the schools below as your top two choices? Awesome! Head to the “CSSI-Extension” tab to learn more.

  • California State University, Chico, Monterey Bay, Dominguez Hills
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Make School
  • Medgar Evers College, CUNY
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Queens College, CUNY
  • San Jose State University
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of North Florida

CSSI at Google Are you considering another four year college or university? Awesome! Head to the “CSSI at Google” tab to learn more.


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