Mean Green Comet Debate Institute

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The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas are excited to announce the dates, prices, and staff for the 2019 Mean Green Comet Debate Institute. The Mean Green Comet Debate Institute brings together the North Texas region's largest debate programs and most established debate camps to offer the very best in debate education. The Mean Green Comet Debate Institute combines outstanding staff, exceptional facilities and competitive tuition, to provide the best debate camp experience anywhere in Texas.

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MGCDI enrollment is open! Follow the link above to Market Place and reserve your spot in our 2019 summer program. The final deadline for all registration is June 1, 2019.


Why attend the 2018 Mean Green Comet Debate Institute?

Exceptional Staff - Over the last 17 years UTD and UNT have provided students with exceptional and award winning staff by bringing together some of the best strategic thinkers and educators from the high school and college debate communities.

Affordable Pricing - No other debate institute offers more for the price. Our sessions range from $1000.00 - $2450.00, offering affordable tuition options for every student.

Student to Staff Ratio – Unlike other summer debate camps that have 30 to 40 students in a classroom, with 2 instructors, the Mean Green Comet Debate Institute guarantees a 10 to 1 student to staff ratio. Smaller student to staff ratios allow all students more individual instruction with our nationally recognized staff.

Ideal Location - The Mean Green Comet Debate Institute is held on the Richardson campus of the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). UTD offers incredible and modern teaching, living and dining facilities and is conveniently located in the Dallas suburbs, ideal for commuter students.

Financial Aid - The Mean Green Comet Debate Institute provides need-based financial assistance to students interested in attending the Institute. Over $55,000 of need-based financial assistance was awarded to students for the 2017 and 2018 institutes.

Scholarships – The MGC offers two scholarships – The Drinker Biddle Women in Debate and the Jerrell Braden Memorial Scholarship. The Drinker Biddle Women in Debate Scholarship is available to any student applying to any division of the Mean Green Comet Debate Institute. The Jerrell Braden Scholarship is a full ride scholarship available for a student(s) who is interested in attending the Scholars policy debate camp. Visit the Scholarships page for more information.

Dates

Dates for the 2019 Mean Green Comet Debate Institute are June 23 - July 17, 2019. The 2019 MGCDI is offering instruction in Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum, Congressional Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Mock Trial. We’re also offering a curriculum designed for Middle School students in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum, and Individual Events. See below for specific session dates and pricing.


Programs, Sessions & Pricing

Policy Debate

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
Scholars June 23 - July 14 $2450 $1800
10 day June 30 - July 10 $1650 $1100

Lincoln-Douglas

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
2 week June 30 - July 14 $1750 $1200

Public Forum

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
Public Forum June 30 - July 10 $1650 $1100
Public Forum & Extemp June 30 - July 17 $2150 $1500

Congressional Debate

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
Congressional Debate June 30 - July 10 $1650 $1100
Congress & Extemp June 30 - July 17 $2150 $1500

Extemporaneous Speaking

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
Extemporaneous Speaking July 10 - July 17 $1050 $700

Mock Trial

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
10 Day June 23 - July 2 $1450 $900

Middle School

Session Dates Residential
(Room and Meals)
Commuter
(Meals Only)
MS Lincoln-Douglas July 7 - July 17 $1650 $1100
MS Public Forum July 7 - July 17 $1650 $1100
MS Intro July 7 - July 13 $1000 $700

Enroll Now

Click Here to Enroll

MGCDI enrollment is open! Follow the link above to Market Place and reserve your spot in our 2018 summer program. The final deadline for all registration is June 18, 2018.


  1. Coaches Camp tuition waived with enrollment of 4 students from the participating coach's program.
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