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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.

Deadline for Applications: The pre-application form and essay must be postmarked by Nov. 21, 2013. After we receive the pre-application form, the applicant will be sent an application package containing math teacher, science teacher, and guidance counselor recommendation forms, transcript request, and Parents' Confidential Statement. The material must be completed and postmarked by January 9, 2014.

Download the 2014 Pre-Application Form.

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To be eligible for admission, a candidate must currently be in the 9th grade in a public school, must have completed one full year of algebra by June 2014, and must be a US citizen or legal resident.  In addition, the applicant must match and fit the needs of the program and vice versa. 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.  The program accepts applications from African-American and Latino/a students from public schools in Atlanta, GA.; Baltimore, MD.; Boston, MA.; Chicago, lL.; 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 and must meet all other program criteria.  Finalists among the applicants will be given personal interviews.

For Questions:

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