SPARC 2020 First Round Application (due Feb 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT)
SPARC 2020 will likely be held July 28 to August 8 at CSU East Bay.

* This application is for students who have never attended SPARC before; students who have attended SPARC in the past should have received a separate application.
* You are welcome to apply if you are currently in high school or have not finished your first year as an undergraduate (i.e. college freshmen may apply).
* In general, we expect to mostly accept students who are in at least 11th grade of high school. Younger students are welcome to apply, but if you are not accepted this year, we encourage you to apply in future years.
* Traditionally, we admit students with a strong background in quantitative disciplines. But, we also consider students with skills and interests in other fields, as broadening the horizons of our students is one of the aims of our program.
Email address *
Full Name *
Your answer
Age on July 28 2020 *
Your answer
Gender *
Current School *
Your answer
Graduation Year *
Awards and Accomplishments *
List up to 5 awards or accomplishments that you are proud of. For each item, feel free to include a description, or links, that might help us understand it better.
Your answer
(Optional) Link to your favorite work sample
You are welcome to submit one project sample that you think will *significantly* add to your application. If you've already described it in the accomplishments section, you can skip this question. Examples: research paper, video link, github repository, app, blog post, creative writing. Please do not use this question to link us to résumés, certifications, press, etc.
Your answer
Long-form Questions
Technical question response *
Prompts and instructions are linked above. If you provide a URL, please remember to check that it is publicly viewable!
Your answer
Reflective question choice *
Prompts: Note: We recommend that you answer one of the first two prompts, unless you strongly believe that a different prompt would provide a better signal for who you are.
Reflective question response *
Prompts and instructions are linked above. If you provide a URL, please remember to check that it is publicly viewable!
Your answer
How did you hear about SPARC? *
Your answer
Link to blog or website
If you have a personal blog or website you want to link, feel free to provide it here.
Your answer
Additional comments
If you want to elaborate on any of your previous answers, or share some other important detail, you may do so here.
Your answer
(Optional) Short Answer Questions
These rest of the questions are strictly optional. Have fun with them!
Recommend us one piece of quality content.
Book, Article, Video, Podcast episode, Website, etc.
Your answer
What advice would you give your 10-year-old self?
Your answer
What buzzfeed quiz would you like to design?
Your answer
Choose a number between 0 and 100, inclusive, that is as close as possible to the standard deviation of everyone else's answers.
HINT: last year, the answer was 23.187.
Your answer
What fraction of SPARC applications do you think are submitted in the last 24 hours before the deadline?
This should be a real number between 0 and 1.
Your answer
Thanks for applying!
At this time, please DOUBLE CHECK that you've listed a valid email address. This is how we will contact you later about updates! Please also DOUBLE CHECK that we have view access to any external documents (e.g. Google Docs, Dropbox) that you link.

You should receive a final decision from us no later than March 19, 2020.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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