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Our Programs 

We currently offer three programs. Please select the program that best suits your needs.

6-Year Program

A 6-year college and career support program for 11th-graders from anywhere in the U.S., including two summers before college onsite at Amherst College and the University of Chicago, and four years of support while you are in college.

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A 10-month pre-college program for 10th-grade Black/Generational African American males offering a summer program on a college campus and 1:1 coaching during 11th grade to help prepare you to go to and thrive in college.

If you are interested in applying to OnRamp, please click here.

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Thrive Academies

A 2-year college preparation program for 11th-graders featuring two six-week summer programs before college on a local college campus to help prepare you to get into and thrive in college. Currently, only available to students in Los Angeles or New York City.

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For 6-Year Program & Thrive Academies

  • Eligibility

  • Thrive Scholars reviews applications holistically and does not have absolute requirements for admission. However, students who have been historically admitted into our program typically meet the following criteria:

    • Be currently enrolled as a junior in high school
    • Earn primarily A’s in the most challenging courses offered at high school
    • Planning to apply to college during their senior year
    • Highly ranked amongst graduating class
    • Have a Household annual income at or below $100,000 (We collect income information for both parents/guardians)
    • Identify as a student from an underrepresented or marginalized group, such as students of color, first-generation college-goers, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and those from low-income backgrounds
  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2023 at 11:59PT



    Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page for more details.

Information Sessions 

Learn more about Thrive Scholars and have your questions answered by our admissions team and current Scholars at a virtual information session. Click here for details.