Download the College Prep Flyer here

Step 1: Nominations

Students must first be nominated by a teacher, counselor, faith or civic leader, or other community member. Nominations open on Friday, September 15, 2017 and forms are due Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at midnight and can be found here.

Step 2: Invitations

Once nominations are reviewed, application materials will be sent directly to students invited to apply.

Step 3: Applications

Students will submit their application materials via an online portal or postal mail/fax. The application requires basic information about the student and family as well as short answer and essay responses. In addition, students will be prompted to provide school records and contact information for recommendations.

All application materials are due Friday, December 15, 2017 at midnight.

Step 4: Interviews

Once application materials are submitted, we will notify students selected for in person interviews. Students selected for interviews will be notified in late January 2018. Interview dates are February 9, 10, and 17. If selected we will work with you to confirm an interview time.Times and sign-ups will be communicated at a later date.

Step 5: Decisions

Application materials and interview notes will be reviewed and if selected as a participant in the College Prep Program, students will be notified in March 2018. If selected, you are required to attend our Incoming Scholar Orientation on Saturday, May 12th 2018 from 8:00 a.m.-Noon. If not selected as a participant in the program, you will be placed on the wait list.

Program Expectations

  • Participation in the College Prep Program requires you to attend three consecutive Summer Academy Sessions.
  • Participation in the College Prep Program requires you to attend a minimum of two Academic Year Sessions.
  • Conflicts with expectations will need to be discussed with the program associate director two weeks prior to event.

Support for the 2016 College Prep Program provided by AT&T.

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