Mock Trial Academy 2020 ONLINE

June 14 - June 26, 2020

TUITION                     $1250 early pricing through May 14; $1500 from May 15

ELIGIBILITY              Rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors

The 2020 Online Academy will include TWO important changes from our normal Mock Trial Academy (MTA) in addition to moving online:

  1. The Online Academy will be offered over a 2 week period of time (Rather than the previous dates scheduled to end on the 22nd, the Online Academy will end on June 27th).
  2. Students attending the Online Academy will receive 2 college credit hours.

Students can apply online through our regular application portal.

Note: There will be some “required” questions that are no longer relevant, as they relate to our on-campus program that has now been moved online. Please answer these questions regardless, as this will enable you to “complete” and “submit” the application.

Applicants can expect notification of admission decision within approximately one week.

SCHEDULE (in Central Standard Time)

6/14     Afternoon Orientation with the director, Song Interpretation Event

6/15-6/19 and 6/22-25

  • 10 AM-12 PM: Seminar or Workshop with the Director (2 hours of synchronous online class with break, specific times announced 6/1)
  • 2-4 PM: Performance Prep (small group meetings with your Mock Trial Teaching Assistant to work on performance material for that day’s topic)
  • 4-5 PM: College Prep Series (optional, interactive sessions will be offered throughout the 2 weeks; individual online Admissions interviews will also be available by request)
  • Evening Activities Series (Evenings will be devoted to team practices going over reading and case materials, practicing performing online, developing case strategies, and games and activities focused on mock trial skill building)

6/26 6/27     Final Trials and Award Ceremony

7/10     Evaluations and grades posted

Fall 2020        

MTA Reunion Weekend at Rhodes (Students only, Pending Approval). This overnight on-campus weekend program is limited to students who are high school juniors and seniors from MTA 2020; it will be sponsored by our Admissions Office at no cost to you. The weekend will include overnight accommodation in a dormitory with a current Rhodes undergraduate Admissions representative, meals at our campus cafeteria, and an observation of our mock trial teams in action. The date will be announced once Rhodes College is back in session this fall.



Courses: Courses and their accompanying work will use Rhodes’ web platforms (i.e. Zoom and Moodle). Students will need a computer with internet access and a telephone. Students will be expected to attend all class sessions and complete all reading and writing assignments. Specific work expectations and policies regarding attendance will be provided on the syllabus, which you will receive the day before classes start. A typical course requires 2-3 hours of reading and writing homework per day. If your class text cannot be delivered by Rhodes in an online format, we will provide information about where to acquire your own online copy. All written work will be submitted and graded online. You will receive a letter of evaluation and final grade for the course. This grade will be submitted to the college Registrar and recorded on a Rhodes transcript. Successful completion of the course requires a grade of D or higher. Students are expected to uphold the Rhodes College Honor Code. Details will be included in each professor’s syllabus.

Payments and refunds: Your payment is due 7 calendar days after notification that you’ve been admitted. If you’ve already been admitted and have made a deposit, you will receive a new notification and your balance will reflect the new pricing, which will be due within 7 calendar days after notification. For students who are no longer able to attend the summer program but who have already paid a deposit and would like a refund of that deposit, please notify Anna Eldridge within 10 days.

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to offer discounts or financial aid for this summer’s session. If you were offered a discount or aid previously and can no longer participate, please email to notify us of your withdrawal from the program and to discuss getting a full refund for any prior payments.

Policies: In the coming weeks as we build our online program, we will develop policies to both support and protect your online engagement. These policies, along with requests for any necessary waivers, will be communicated with you through our website and via email. Please check your email weekly.

Website: The information provided on this web page refers only to the 2020 session of the Rhodes College Mock Trial 2020 Online Academy. If you would like more general information about our residential program that has been offered in prior years, please visit our permanent Mock Trial Academy web page.