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How to Apply

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 mathematic and the scientific fields. Candidates for admission must complete a pre-application form and return it by the deadline date.

Eligibility:

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 by June 2015, and must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. The program accepts applicants from African-American and Hispanic/Latino students from Atlanta, GA.; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Fort Worth, TX; Lawrence, MA.; Louisville, KY.; Memphis, TN.; New York, N.Y.; and Washington, D.C. Native-American students may apply from any geographic area of the United States.

Download the 2015 Pre-Application Form.

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Application Process and Deadlines

  1. Complete the 2015 Pre-Application Form.
  2. Write an essay (approximately 500 words) that shares something about yourself as well as your interest in math and science.
  3. Mail the 2015 Pre-Application Form and essay so they are postmarked by or on November 20, 2014. Late Pre-Application Forms will not be accepted. After receiving your Pre-Application Form, we will send you the full application package containing math teacher, science teacher, English teacher, and guidance counselor recommendation forms, transcript request, and parents’ confidential statement.
  4. Complete the full application and be sure all materials are postmarked by or on January 8, 2015.

Finalists will be 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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the program contact our office by phone at 978-749-4402 or e-mail: ms2@andover.edu.