Apply to Pomona College Academy for Youth Success
Please note, new applicants must currently be enrolled in 9th grade. Also, neither college nor high school credit is awarded for participation in PAYS. Incomplete and late applications will not be evaluated.
Participants will be selected by a committee of Pomona College faculty, staff and students. The selection committee will consider every part of the application and make recommendations based on academic potential. In some cases, the selection committee will request to interview an applicant. Each year the committee admits over 30 participants.
The dates for the selection process are as follows:
- Application Deadline: Friday, February 22nd, 2013 (the application must be submitted and supporting documents must be postmarked by this day)
- Application Review: February 23rd – April 30th
- Notification of Decision: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Sunday, June 23rd – Friday, July 19th, 2013
There is no cost for participation in PAYS. Pomona College covers all costs including housing, food, activities, and transportation to field trips. Students will only be required to bring basic school supplies, such pencil and paper. The program has been supported through a grant from the State of California Educational Facilities Authority and for the first 3 years, by The James P. Irvine Foundation.
A complete application includes the following materials:
- Online Application (recommended) OR to complete a paper application [pdf]
- Two letters of recommendation [pdf]
- High school transcript
- Two essays [pdf]
Supporting documents (letters of recommendation, high school transcripts, and essays) MUST be mailed, faxed, or emailed:
Draper Center for Community Partnerships
170 E. Sixth St., Suite #228
Claremont, CA 91711
If you have any questions or to have a full paper application mailed to you,
please call or send an e-mail message: Sergio Marín or Bryan Coreas at (909) 607-8608 or email@example.com