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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 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, will have completed one full year of algebra by June 2016, must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and must have a demonstrated financial need. The program accepts applications from African-American and Hispanic/Latino students from 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.

Application Process and Deadlines

  1. Download the 2016 Application, which will be available online in late September.
  2. Complete all required Application Forms:  Biographical Information, Student Profile, Student Personal Statement, Guidance Counselor Recommendation (including school transcript and grades), Math Teacher Recommendation (including an online math assessment), Science Teacher Recommendation, English Teacher Recommendation (including a graded English assignment), and Financial Statement (including income verification).  
  3. Mail the full application with supporting documentation on or before December 15, 2015.
  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 students 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: