Application Opening Date:
MONDAY, March 1, 2021 AT 12:00AM EST
Application Deadline:
MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2021 AT 11:59PM EDT

Thank you for your interest in applying for the GCI LEAD Challenge! Applications opened on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:00AM EST. The deadline is Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT. Please follow the instructions below in order to start or continue your application.

SurveyMonkey Apply works best on a laptop or desktop. We recommend that you do not try to complete your application on a mobile device.


  1. Click “Register” in the top right corner and fill out the form to create an account on our Admissions Portal.
  2. Verify your email address by checking your inbox for a message from GCI with the link to confirm your address. 
    • A few applicants have reported difficulties in receiving their email verification link.
    • Look in your Spam/Junk folder as the email will most likely be there.
    • If after a few minutes the email still has not arrived, please contact GCI at or by phone at +1 203 542 7002.
  3. After you have verified your email address, click "View Programs" on the application page and fill out the eligibility form on the next page.


  1. Click “Log In” and enter the username and password you chose when you created your account.
    • If you do not remember your password, or believe you previously created an account but are unsure, please follow the instructions after clicking "Forgot your password?" before attempting to create a new account.