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Buffalo Prep Admissions Update

Buffalo Prep is still accepting and processing applications remotely.  We have also extended the application deadline.  Please see new dates below.  Application materials and any questions you may have can be directed to Elizabeth Guzman at eguzman@buffaloprep.org.  You can also leave a message at 716-829-2108, and we will return your call.

NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES:

Prep Scholars Academy and High School Prep: May 15

Middle School Prep: May 1

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

Upcoming Events

Jun 19

Party for Prep!

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jul 22

Celebration of Achievement 2020

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buffalo NY
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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 Deadlines:

Prep Scholars Academy and High School Prep: May 15

Middle School Prep: May 1

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

Buffalo Prep is still accepting and processing applications remotely.  We have also extended the application deadline.  Please see new dates below.  Application materials and any questions you may have can be directed to Elizabeth Guzman at eguzman@buffaloprep.org.  You can also leave a message at 716-829-2108, and we will return your call.

NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES:

Prep Scholars Academy and High School Prep: May 15

Middle School Prep: May 1

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