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.