Admissions

If you are interested in applying please take a moment to complete this Admissions Interest Form. Applications for the 2021 Middle School Prep & High School Prep programs are closed but the application for the 2022 programs will be available soon.

How do I apply for Prep Scholars Academy?

  1. Check your eligibility. An applicant must:
  • Be currently enrolled in 5th or 6th 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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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

October: Applications available

November-March: Information sessions take place

Application Deadline: April 15

What do I need to include with my application?

A complete application includes:

  • Student’s 2nd quarter or 1st trimester report card for current academic year AND final report card from previous academic year
  • Proof of income: Please submit the first three pages of the 2020 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.

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