February 18, 2021

Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)

Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) – For Current Seniors

Application Deadline:  April 29 at 11:59pm PST

CSSI: Online Overview

Computer Science Summer Institute: Online (CSSI)’s mission is to provide a space for young, aspiring computer scientists to succeed by connecting incoming freshmen with like-minded peers and Google engineers in this four-week virtual program. At CSSI: Online, students will learn programming fundamentals directly from Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google’s most exciting technologies, and even design and develop their very own application with fellow participants that will be showcased to Googlers.

Program includes:

  • A specially designed project-based curriculum that includes JavaScript to help prepare students for their first year of college CS.
  • Daily developmental sessions to help you prepare for your CS studies and future job opportunities.
  • Opportunities to interact directly with Google engineers.
  • Exposure and insight into Google’s internship programs and technical career opportunities.
  • A curated HBCU experience for CSSI students who plan to attend a Historically Black College or University in Fall 2022.


Students must:

  • Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student in a 4-year BA/BS program in the US, or Canada in Fall 2022.
  • Intend to major in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or related major.
  • Demonstrate an interest in and motivation for studying computer science.
  • Have completed a high school Algebra course
  • If offered, have completed AP Computer Science Principles or similar coursework
  • Be able to attend every day of CSSI programming. You must be available via Google Meet each day, from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. in your local time zone.

We especially encourage applications from students historically marginalized in the engineering and tech industry, including Women, Black+, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American+, Veterans, and students with disabilities.