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Apply to Pomona College Academy for Youth Success

Photo by Maria Tucker. PAYS Scholars at Pomona College.

Photo by Maria Tucker. PAYS Scholars at Pomona College.

Program Note

Please note,  ALL NEW APPLICANTS MUST CURRENTLY BE ENROLLED IN 9th Grade and attend high school in LA County, Orange County, Riverside County, or San Bernardino County.  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 30 participants.

Selection Process

The dates for the 2015 selection process are as follows:

  • Application Opens: Friday, January 9, 2015
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, February 20, 2015 (complete application and supporting documents must be postmarked by this date)
  • Application Review:  February 23 – April 30, 2015 
  • Notification of Decision: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Summer Program Dates

Sunday, June 21- Friday, July 17, 2015

**Academic Year Calendar will be shared upon admission. 


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. 

Application Information

The application becomes available in January of each year.

If you have any questions, please call or send an e-mail message:
Sergio Marín or Priscila Garcia at (909) 607-1810 or