February 10, 2017 Newsletter for Juniors
QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program
The 2017 College Prep Scholars Program application is now open!
The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions.
College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority are also selected as Finalists for the National College Match. Being selected as a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that celebrates your achievements and gives you an early start in applying to college.
Grades and rigor of high school curriculum - Mostly A's in the most challenging courses available (usually including Honors, and AP courses.)
Class rank - Top 5-10% of your graduating class.
Standardized test scores - PSAT or SAT scores > 1270, ACT composite score > 26
We also recommend submitting any AP and/or SAT Subject Test scores.
Additional Criteria - We also look for evidence of strong writing ability, intellectual spark, and determination through essays and teacher/counselor recommendations.
Extenuating circumstances - If students have an unusual level of responsibility, such as part-time jobs to help their parents pay the bills, or caring for siblings if their parents are absent or at work.
Extracurricular achievements - Accomplishments and leadership roles in extracurricular and community activities.