APPLY TO JOIN THE #AOFAMILY

WE'RE ACCESS OPPORTUNITY.

 

And we're committed to equity in opportunity for all students. Through six years of individualized support, we empower you to attend your best-fit college and launch a meaningful career.

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Wondering if you're a good fit for our program?

 

We accept a small class of 10th grade students each spring from across the Denver Metro area for our six-year intensive program.

Are you...

a 10th grader at a high school in the greater Denver or Boulder area?

committed to your community and involved with a variety of activities at your school and/or your job?

a dedicated student with a 3.5 GPA or above?

in need of extra financial support and guidance for the college and career process?

ready to be part of our #AOFamily?

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If that’s you, we hope you'll apply to join the #AOFamily.

 

Through our student-led program, we’ll empower you to attend your best-fit college, get a great financial aid package, and launch a meaningful career.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Here’s some of what you can expect over your next six years with AO:

Expert guidance on choosing the best college for you

Financial aid planning and assistance with finding scholarships

 

Support with writing your college essay

 

Free test prep to help you raise your ACT score and expand your options

Ongoing workshops to build your leadership skills 

A $10,000 scholarship to help with college and career-related expenses

 

A tight-knit community of like-minded students

 

Unique opportunities to network, intern, and job shadow with companies in a wide variety of industries

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We'll be there with you every step of the way — from the application process through college graduation.

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HOW TO APPLY

Ask a teacher, counselor, or mentor to recommend you using the form below. You may also get an additional recommendation from a peer or family member (using the same form). The peer recommendation is optional but highly recommended–the more information we have, the better! 

 

Please note: We will only consider ONE teacher/counselor/mentor recommendation and ONE family member/peer recommendation. Please do not submit more than one of either type.

STEP ONE

Fill out an application. We want you to tell us about yourself, your family, your academic performance and interests, and how you like to spend your time when you’re not in class.

STEP TWO

Submit all of your application materials by March 1, 2021. Please do not leave the application to the last minute. We do not give extensions to applicants. 

STEP THREE

You’ll hear back from us by early April. We’ll carefully review all applications and choose a select group to invite for an interview. If you are selected, you’ll need to send us some financial documentation to confirm your family’s income.

STEP FOUR

We’ll set up face-to-face interviews, which will be conducted at your school in late April.

STEP FIVE

We’ll select and notify our new class in mid-May! The new class will be formally welcomed to our community at our workshop in June.

STEP SIX

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"As an Alumni, I can say with full confidence that I would not have completed my undergraduate education without Access Opportunity. AO has helped me to complete college because they have always allowed me to be two steps ahead in the process. It has truly been an honor and experience to be amongst the first AO class and I am grateful that other students will continue to join the AO family!"

- ASIYAH, CLASS OF 2020

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