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Interest Meetings

Come join us to learn more about

REACH Memphis and the application process!

Who Can Apply?

Students are eligible to apply to REACH Memphis ​if they are

  • enrolled in the 10th grade in a public high school in Shelby County, Tennessee.​

  • taking the highest-level courses offered in your school (Honors/AP/IB) with no semester grades lower than a C.

  • maintaining a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher with
    good conduct.

  • participating in school and/or community volunteer activities.

  • willing to commit to regular participation
    in REACH Memphis in preparation for the summer experience and for college admittance.

  • responsible and willing to experience independence in different environments.


Why Should I Apply?

  • Experience learning by attending in-person or virtual summer programs at preparatory schools, colleges or expeditionary leadership programs.

  • Prepare for college by working with our college readiness counselors,

  • Participating in college preparation activities and discovering the vast opportunities different colleges
    ​can offer.

  • Transition to college with a  network of resources to help you make the most​ of your freshman year.

  • Enjoy a relationship with a REACH Memphis mentor who offers you ongoing support.


How Do I Apply?

  • Applications are submitted online. They are screened to make sure they are complete and that applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Applicants’ essays and recommendations are reviewed to ensure that students are committed to the program’s goals of supporting them in gaining admission to and achieving success in college.

  • Qualified students are invited to be interviewed as part of the selection process.

  • ​Parents and guardians participate in the interview process as an opportunity to receive more in-depth information about the program and for us to learn more about the students.

  • Students are notified of their acceptance soon after interviews.

  • Accepted students and families are invited to REACH Memphis’ New Student Induction and Orientation.


When Should I Apply?

REACH Memphis applications are submitted online. The application page will go live on September 5th at 7 pm, following our interest meetings, and close on September 30th at midnight.

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