The Emory Preparatory Research
Education Program (PREP) assists rising juniors and seniors from the
Atlanta Public School system with preparation for college entrance, as
well as for studies in mathematics and the biological and physical sciences.
PREP focuses on the enhancement of each participant's preparation for
college course work in areas of critical thinking, mathematics, biology and
chemistry. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) preparation and multiple cultural and
social enrichment activities are also integral components of the yearly program.
Hosted by the Emory Center for Science Education at
Emory University, PREP commences during the spring semester of the academic
calendar, with monthly meetings on Saturdays at Emory.
A six-week summer residential program on the main campus of Emory University
follows and is designed not only to introduce students to campus living, but also to
prepare program participants for the academic rigor of college life.
All prospective PREP participants must be nominated by
a high school guidance counselor and must meet the following application requirements:
- junior with a 3.2 GPA or higher, who has enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement course
- sophomore with a 3.5 GPA or higher
Once nominated, PREP applicants should submit a short essay (~750 words)
on one of three suggested topics (see student application). In addition, each nominee needs to
obtain one letter of recommendation from a reference other than his/her guidance counselor. All
application materials must be sent to the PREP office on or before the October 30 deadline.
Upon receipt of the application and nomination package, the PREP selection committee will meet
to consider and select program participants.
Successful applicants will be notified by December 15 and will be invited, along with their parents,
to an information session on the campus of Emory University.
For more information and application materials, please contact
Ms. Andrea Neal