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How to Apply to (MS)2

Competition for admission is keen. (MS)² is designed to work in tandem with the public school systems in an effort to better prepare students of color for future careers in the mathematics and the scientific fields.


To be eligible for admission, a candidate currently must be in the 9th grade in a U.S. public school, must have completed one full year of algebra, and must have a demonstrated financial need. The program accepts applications from African-American and Hispanic/Latino students from these U.S. cities: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Fort Worth, Texas; Lawrence, Mass.; Louisville, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn.; New York City; and Washington, D.C. Native-American students may apply from any geographic area of the United States. Click here to review the (MS)2 Program Brochure.

The online application for summer 2018 will be available in mid-October. Please check back then.

Application Process and Deadlines:

  1. Complete online (MS)2 Application, which includes:
    • Biographical Information
    • School Information 
    • Student Personal Statement
    • School Report (Guidance Counselor Recommendation, school transcript and grades)
    • English Teacher Recommendation
    • Math Teacher Recommendation
    • Science Teacher Recommendation
    • Financial Statement (include income verification for each parent/guardian)

    If your school is on a block schedule and you are not enrolled in a course for which a teacher recommendation is required, you may still apply. Contact the (MS)2 office for further information.

  2. Submit the completed online application with supporting documentation (including income verification) on or before the December 15th application deadline.
  3. Once we receive all your required teacher recommendations, we will email you a link to an online math assessment that you must complete in order for your application to be considered.
  4. Finalists will be notified by email in mid-February. Finalists are invited for personal interviews in their local cities; parents and guardians are urged to attend. Admission will be based, in part, on the candidate's academic achievement to date, demonstration of a strong interest in science and mathematics, teacher recommendations, personal desire and motivation, and demonstrated financial need.
  5. Accepted scholars will be notified by email the first week of April.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the program contact our office by phone at 978-749-4402 or e-mail: