The application can be found online at https://prepandme.org/program-application/. Once your online application is submitted, someone on our team will reach out to you to walk you through the process. We will deliver quick and candid feedback on your application to make sure that you can find the right program for your needs.
Yes. We require that report cards, academic recommendations, standardized test scores, and household financial information to be part of the application process.
Prep & Me reviews every application by a committee of educational experts. Although grades, test scores, extracurriculars, effort, and selflessness will be considered, our ideal candidates will have three main similarities in the application: academic potential, the grit and effort to maximize that potential, and significant financial need.
Any student from 7th to 9th grade may apply but the majority of acceptance into the program will be for 7th graders going into 8th grade as a first-year Prep & Me Scholar. If you are in doubt, please apply as there may be other local or national programs that we may be able to connect you with.
Our goal is to let students know the status of their application by the first week of May each year.
Our goal is to give equity to students who have the highest academic potential. Each Prep & Me Scholar will have an individualized plan that could include but is not limited to health/dental insurance, laptop, iPad, Wi-Fi hotspot, private school tuition, private tutors, internship possibilities, mentors, and paid college campus visits.
Prep & Me is designed to help you navigate your educational experience up until you enroll in the college of your dreams. The program starts with your 8th-grade year and guides you all the way through the college application enrollment process.
No. Prep & Me is a series of one-year programs for up to five years. Unfortunately, there will be students every year who will opt out of the program due to a failure to meet the annual commitment agreement between Prep & Me and its scholars. Prep & Me and programs like it are earned privileges for students who seek an outlet to display their integrity, effort, and perseverance.