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(MS)2 accepts applications from African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native American students who are currently in the 9th grade in the following city public school districts: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Fort Worth, Texas; Lawrence, Mass.; Louisville, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn.; and New York City, as well as Washington, D.C. Native American students may apply from any geographic area of the United States. All candidates must have a demonstrated financial need.

(MS)2 will run from June 27 through July 30, 2023, on the campus of Phillips Academy. We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2023.

Step 1: Create Account

All prospective (MS)2 scholars must establish an account before starting their (MS)2 application. Click the "Apply Now" button to create an account.

After you complete the inquiry form, a confirmation email will be sent to the "contact email" provided. It will contain your account Username and Password to log in to the online (MS)2 application. All future communications about the status of your (MS)2 application also will be sent to the "contact email."

Step 2: Submit Application

A complete application includes the following documents:

  • Applicant Information
  • Household Information
  • Affiliations
  • School Information
  • Recommendations (Middle School Math or Science, High School Math or Science, High School Counselor/Advisor, and Personal)
  • Current Grades/Transcript
  • Applicant Essays
  • Parent Essays
  • Financial Statement (Income Verification)

The "Guide to (MS)2 Online Application" provides additional details on the specific requirements, essay questions, and screen shots of the online application.

Step 3: Complete Math Assessment

Once (MS)2 receives all the required application materials, we will email you a link to an online math assessment. The adaptive math assessment is used to place admitted (MS)2 scholars in the appropriate math course. (MS)2 applicants are expected to have completed one full year of algebra before entering the program (e.g,. students may be enrolled in algebra during the 9th grade or have completed algebra in middle school).

Step 4: Conduct Finalist Interview

Applicants will be notified by email in mid-February if they are program finalists. Finalists are invited for personal interviews in their local cities or via Skype; parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.

Admissions Notification

Finalists will be notified of admission decisions by email in mid-April. Admission is based, in part, on the candidate’s academic achievement to date, strong interest in mathematics and science, recommendations, personal desire and motivation, and demonstrated financial need.

Enrollment Forms/Registration

Newly admitted and returning (MS)2 scholars must submit their online enrollment forms by May 1. These forms are accessible via the (MS)2 Parent Portal.

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