Attending YESS


Medical Insurance

Each YESS participant must provide proof of medical insurance coverage from an individual or group plan before the program start date.

Rules and Regulations

The YESS Program is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to be exposed to science and engineering. The program staff focuses its attention on creating the best academic and residential environment possible for the participants and has little time to spend on issues not directly related to the goals of the program.

For this reason the YESS Program operates under a zero tolerance policy. This means no alcohol, recreational drugs, physical altercations with classmates, or intentional destruction of Caltech property will be tolerated. Parents will be notified immediately of any infraction and students will be sent home at the parents' expense. In this situation, Caltech assumes no financial responsibility for the change in travel arrangements.

YESS Student Handbook

Admitted students will receive a YESS student handbook with more detailed program rules and policies.