Admissions

Buffalo Prep Admissions Update as of April 14, 2020

Thank you for your continued interest in Buffalo Prep’s academic programs during this unprecedented health crisis. We ask that you continue to submit all the requested documents with your application. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended our application deadline until May 15 in order to make all program determinations according to the most updated guidelines from the CDC as well as county, state, and national officials.

We realize that the closer it gets to summer, the more imperative it is to keep families informed. The safety and well-being of our students, families, staff and faculty is our number one concern and we appreciate your patience as we await further guidance.  We will provide additional information as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Buffalo Prep’s Admissions and Recruitment Manager, Elizabeth Guzman at eguzman@buffaloprep.org.

Applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:

Buffalo Prep, Attn: Elizabeth Guzman, 18 Acheson Annex, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214

Fax: 716-829-2735

Email: eguzman@buffaloprep.org

How do I apply for Prep Scholars Academy?

  1. Check your eligibility. An applicant must:
  • Be currently enrolled in 5th grade
  • Demonstrate desire to succeed academically
  • Meet income eligibility guidelines
  • Be a student of color; preference given to Hispanic/Latino youth
  1. Attend an information session.
  2. Complete and submit an application along with all necessary documents required.

How do I apply for Middle School Prep and High School Prep?

  1. Check your eligibility. An applicant must:
  • Be currently enrolled in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade
  • Demonstrate desire to succeed academically
  • Be a student of color
  • Meet income eligibility guidelines
  1. Attend an information session.
  2. Complete and submit an application along with all necessary documents required.

High School Prep applicants also have to take an admissions test and be interviewed by Buffalo Prep staff.

Buffalo Prep Income Eligibility Guidelines
Total members of household (includes only earner and dependents) Household Income Cap
2 $45,308
3 $56,348
4 $67,388
5 $78,428
6+ $89,468

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Prep Scholars Academy, Middle School Prep and High School Prep Admissions timeline:

December 1: Applications available

January-March: Information sessions take place

Application Deadline: May 15

What do I need to include with my application?

A complete application includes:

  • Student’s 2nd quarter or 2nd trimester report card for current academic year and final report card from previous academic year – progress reports will NOT be accepted
  • Proof of income: 2019 Federal tax return(s) for each parent/guardian financially responsible for applicant
  • Two teacher recommendations.  Please click here to view and print form.

How do I nominate a student?

If you know a student in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade who would benefit from Buffalo Prep, you can nominate them here.

For more information on Middle School Prep and High School Prep admissions, please contact Elizabeth Guzman, Admissions and Recruitment Manager, at eguzman@buffaloprep.org or 716.829.2108.

How do I apply for Rising to Distinction?

Admissions timeline: Rolling admissions

  1. Check your eligibility.  An applicant must be in 9th-12th grade and:
    • Be enrolled in one of Buffalo Prep’s partner high schools and meet Buffalo Prep’s income eligibility guidelines
      • or
    • Be a recipient of a John R. Oishei Foundation or Cullen Foundation scholarship
  2. Complete and submit an application along with all necessary documents required, including two teacher recommendations.  Please click here to view and print form.

For more information on Rising to Distinction admissions, please contact Alexys Swygert, Director of College Prep Services, at aswygert@buffaloprep.org or 716-829-2135.

Buffalo Prep Admissions Update

Thank you for your continued interest in Buffalo Prep’s academic programs during this unprecedented health crisis. We ask that you continue to submit all the requested documents with your application. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended our application deadline until May 15 in order to make all program determinations according to the most updated guidelines from the CDC as well as county, state, and national officials.

We realize that the closer it gets to summer, the more imperative it is to keep families informed. The safety and well-being of our students, families, staff and faculty is our number one concern and we appreciate your patience as we await further guidance.  We will provide additional information as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Buffalo Prep’s Admissions and Recruitment Manager, Elizabeth Guzman at eguzman@buffaloprep.org.

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