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(MS)2 will run from Tuesday, July 2 through Sunday, August 4, 2024, on the campus of Phillips Academy. The application deadline for summer 2024 has passed; we are no longer accepting applications for the incoming cohort of first year scholars. Check back in October when the application will be posted for summer 2025.


(MS)2 accepts applications from candidates who meet the following guidelines:

  • 9th grade student
  • attend a publicly funded high school (traditional, charter, or BIE tribally controlled)
  • reside in 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/indigenous students may reside in any geographic area of the United States.)
  • identify as African American, Latine, or Native American
  • have a strong interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Preference is given to applicants who excel in academics (score in top 10-20% of their class) and have a demonstrated financial need (i.e., first generation and low income).

How to Apply

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, which must be submitted by January 15:

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

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, which must be completed by January 31. (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 on Saturday, February 10 if they are program finalists. Finalists are invited for personal interviews in their local cities or via video call; parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.

Admissions Notification

Finalists will be notified of admission decisions by email on Saturday, April 6. 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 Family Portal.

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