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Stages of the College Preparatory Schools Program

Where are you in the programmatic cycle?

Families/students applying to A Better Chance will begin as “applicants.” If you are interested in becoming an applicant to A Better Chance, please click below:


Successful applicants will become members of the A Better Chance “Cohort” – a group of approximately 700 families with whom A Better Chance will work to gain admissions to one our Member School partners. To learn more about the A Better Chance Cohort phase, please click below:

Cohort Candidates

Successful candidates in the A Better Chance placement process will accept an admissions offer from an A Better Chance Member School, upon which they become official A Better Chance “Scholars.” To learn about the benefits of becoming an A Better Chance Scholar, please click below:


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To apply for the A Better Chance College Preparatory Schools Program, you must submit an application by the dates below:

  • Early-decision Deadline: March 1, 2021
  • Regular-decision Deadline: April 30, 2021

Please view the Eligibility Requirements prior to applying. We strongly recommend that you take a moment to review our application guidelines and faqs before you start the application.

To Begin the application, click here
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