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Becoming an ABC Scholar

Sudents typically begin the application process in September of their 8th grade year. Students are required to submit an in-depth application with supporting essays and recommendation letters to ABC National. In addition, students need to take and submit scores from a standardardized test (either the SSAT or the ISEE.)

ABC National refers qualified applicants to A Better Chance Member Schools like ABC-LM. The Member Schools then review applications, and select students to come visit their program for an interview. ABC Member Schools make the final admissions decision.

For more information about the application process, please look at the ABC National Website .

How to Apply

Application Information from ABC National's website:

The  College Preparatory Schools Program (CPSP) is  an academic program that  identifies, recruits, places, and supports  students of color, in  outstanding college preparatory middle and high  schools nationally.

At  A Better Chance, we recognize that students  come from different  backgrounds and educational opportunities so each  application is  evaluated on its own merit. We only select Scholars who  we believe can  thrive at our competitve Member Schools:

Prospective  applicants should get started early;  late applications are not  encouraged as they severely limit  opportunities for placements.  Further, our application process begins  one year prior to enrolling.  For example, if a student is currently in  the 8th grade, s/he would be  applying for the 9th grade.

There are three major stages to the application process, each consisting of several small steps. Please go to the "How to Apply" page and follow each of the required steps.

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