Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

A Division of the NAPCA Foundation

Empowering students with the tools and mindsets to define their life’s purpose/career path, break through their barriers, and take ownership of their future college and career aspirations.

MPP Academy Goal 2035

Our big goal is to increase the diversity among doctors who are underrepresented in the physician workforce from the current rate of 11% to 20% by 2035. We are committed to building a pipeline of future medical students, as early as 4th grade, that is more representative of the U.S. population.

MPP High School Program

For high achieving 9th - 12th grade students.

Welcome to the Medical Physician Preparation Academy!

MPP High School Program Snapshot

An Early Outreach Medical School Preparation Program

The Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy is delivered in a hybrid format (online and on-campus) over a 2-4 year period, depending on student grade level.

Summer Programming (On-Campus)

MPP Academy students will participate in a 4-5 week on-campus summer intensive program over a 2-4 year period, depending on grade level.

Academic Year Programming (Online)

MPP Academy students will participate in weekly academic and career preparation activities, 2-4 hours per week, during the academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters).

Academic Year Programming (Online)

MPP Academy students will participate in weekly academic and career preparation activities, 2-4 hours per week, during the academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters).

Goal 2035

Our big goal is to increase the diversity among doctors who are underrepresented in the physician workforce from the current rate of 11% to 20% by 2035. We are committed to building a pipeline of future medical students, as early as 4th grade, that is more representative of the U.S. population.

Academic Preparation for Pre-Med Coursework

Knowledge to Become a Competitive Applicant for Medical School

4-5 Week Summer Program at a Top University Campus

MPP Podcast

First Aid, CPR, BLS, AED, and HIPAA Certifications

Visits to Local Hospitals & Clinics

Medical School Tours

Mentorship

Social & Cultural Activities

Preparation for the MCAT Entrance Exam

Goal 2035

Our big goal is to increase the diversity among doctors who are underrepresented in the physician workforce from the current rate of 11% to 20% by 2035. We are committed to building a pipeline of future medical students, as early as 4th grade, that is more representative of the U.S. population.

Career Exploration & Planning

1 Week International Study Abroad Trip

Participate in Weekly Academic & Career Preparation Activities

Personal Strategic Action Planning: “A Roadmap to Your Future Career”

Clinical Simulation Activities

Academic Skills Development & Writing Courses

College & Medical School Admissions and Financial Aid Advising

Social-Emotional Skills & Resiliency Training

Career Coaching for Professional & Personal Development

Service Learning Activities

1 University Location Outside of the U.S.A

(International Experience Trip)

  • Students will attend a 1 week on-campus MPP Academy summer intensive program at a well-respected University/medical school outside of the U.S. This study abroad trip will raise global awareness through students experiencing first-hand what it’s like to practice medicine internationally.
  • Additionally, students will learn about the social, economical, and environmental factors that affect the health of patients and populations in a healthcare system outside of the USA, with a particular focus on understanding the health inequities that exist between patient populations.
  • Unique Hybrid Model: Opportunity to travel to three different universities for in-person class sessions and interact virtually in live face-to-face online class sessions using a robust online learning management system.
  • Capstone Project with Support in Thematic Groups: Small groups of students using a common approach work collaboratively to complete their own “Individual Personal Strategic Action Plan” to discover their core personal values, conduct a career field analysis, choose and explore their career of interest and specialty, and develop a roadmap to reach their career goal.
  • Intimate Cohort of U.S. and International Students: Students interact with highly accomplished classmates from different communities across the globe that have similar professional ambitions.

5 Reasons to Attend the MPP Academy

Learn the top 5 reasons to attend the MPP Academy.

High School Program Brochure

Learn more about the unique offerings and components of the program.

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High School Brochure

The Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy at the NAPCA Foundation is designed to increase the number of high achieving students who are academically and mentally prepared with the social-emotional skills to enter and graduate from medical school and become licensed to practice medicine in a medical specialty that provides a sense of purpose and meaning to their lives. The MPP high school program targets high achieving students from all backgrounds who might not have considered a career as a medical physician or have already committed to pursuing a career in medicine.

Starting summer 2022, highly motivated high school students can begin enrollment in the MPP flagship program, Destination Med School, as a current 8th, 9th, or 10th grade student. Grade-level cohorts are supported through high school, college, medical school, and beyond, as they are engaged in exciting, specialized academic instruction, career exploration, and planning services, career coaching, academic skills courses, social-emotional skills courses, simulation activities, and college and medical school admissions and financial aid advisement. It is expected that NAPCA’s comprehensive and systematic approach to preparing students for careers in the field of medicine will cultivate the next generation of physician leaders who will have the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to impact the healthcare of our communities.

The MPP Academy begins with a rich overview of the field of medicine and the many career paths and specialties available to students. Substantive academic instruction in areas specific to the knowledge, skills, and abilities of students entering medical school is provided, with the intent to prepare students to meet the 15 core competencies of a medical student, as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges. As a result, students will be equipped to perform well on the MCAT and become better prepared to succeed in the first year of medical school. Next, social-emotional skills training, with an emphasis on resilience, is included in the MPP curriculum because of its affirmative impacts on helping students to break through academic and non-academic barriers, to maintain motivation, and ultimately, to achieve their goals.

MPP Academy students will participate in a host of academic and career preparation experiences for four-five weeks each summer in collaboration with leading medical schools and healthcare institutions throughout the country. Additionally, students will remain connected to the MPP Academy via academic year programming. Coaching services are provided to all MPP participants by licensed medical physicians, current medical school students, medical school residents, and professional career counselors as a means of helping students to develop their skills, build their network, find their voice, define their career path, and ultimately, build their confidence to become who they wish to be.

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Program Options

4 Year MPP Program

Students enrolled in the 4-Year MPP Program for High School Students begin the program during the summer immediately preceding their freshman year of high school studies. For these students, the MPP Program also consists of multiple components – the Future Medical Physician Guidebook, Career Exploration and Planning Seminars, Academic Skills Development Seminars, Social-Emotional Skills Development Seminars, Wellness Workshops, and Social Activities.

The 4-Year MPP Program for High School students is meant to introduce participants to medical school and to facilitate exploration of the many specialties within the medical field. Students will be provided with substantive academic preparation and social-emotional skills instruction in order to break through academic and non-academic barriers to strengthen their preparation for medical school and for a career beyond formal schooling. Special emphasis is placed upon the development of a career and education plan known as a Personal Strategic Action Plan (PSAP), which is a roadmap that clearly outlines a path to achieve the future career goal of becoming a medical physician.

4 + 4 + 4 MPP Pipeline Program

For high school students, the “4 + 4 + 4” pipeline program guides students through a series of related programs and supports beginning in the freshman year of high school, through four years of college undergraduate studies, and through four years of medical school. And, continued support in the form of helping students to secure residency after graduating from medical school and to find employment as a licensed medical physician are also provided given the NAPCA Family Commitment.

The MPP 4 + 4 +4 Program is also intended to educate students regarding the medical school application and admissions process, including preparation for the MCAT entrance exam. Finally, the MPP Program will guide students through the sometimes-confusing process of securing financial aid and scholarships to pay for undergraduate studies.

Why Choose MPP

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MPP Academy students will be prepared to enter a career in the field of Medicine and Healthcare that provides a sense of purpose and meaning to their lives.

  • The MPP Academy will provide students with the tools and mindsets to define their life’s purpose/career path and develop a personal strategic action plan (roadmap) to achieve their future career goal.

02

MPP Academy students receive year-round rigorous academic instruction to become a competitive medical school applicant, with the mindset, tools, and resources to thrive in medical school and beyond.

  • Students receive extensive instruction in pre-medical coursework including math, science, academic writing, and public speaking.
  • Our focus for elementary and secondary students is to build a strong math and science foundation to strengthen their preparation for pre-med college courses and beyond.

03

MPP Academy students receive hands-on clinical experience to learn a variety of medical techniques that medical physicians must know in order to provide high-quality care to their patients.

  • Students participate in clinical simulation, project based learning activities, and gain valuable, hands-on experience. Our simulation activities range from the basics of interacting with patients, checking vitals, providing wound care, making incisions, administering injections, to suturing.

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MPP Academy students are provided with personalized guidance and a four phase evidence-based approach to career exploration & planning to help students determine if a career in medicine is the right fit. Additionally, our program will help students discover their career path in the field of medicine.

  • Students will receive a comprehensive textbook (written exclusively for MPP Academy participants) that empowers them with the tools and resources to navigate the career exploration and planning process. Each student will develop a personal strategic action plan with 1:1 support.

05

MPP Academy students develop academic skills & develop writing skills for college and career success.

  • Students will be prepared for the rigors of college and medical school education and training. Students will develop a more strategic approach to reading, college-level writing, note-taking, and researching topics for an academic paper in a quicker, more effective, way. Some of the seminar topics include overcoming procrastination, time management, memory and concentration, note-taking, textbook reading, and exam preparation. Please note that these seminars are not intended as remedial skills instruction..

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MPP Academy students are provided with 1:1 and small group support to navigate the college admissions and medical school process.

  • Students are provided with the tools and resources to navigate the college and medical school admissions process. Students will develop the knowledge to become a competitive college and medical school applicant and to be a desirable candidate at “top schools”.

07

MPP Academy students will receive college and medical school affordability instruction and 1:1 financial aid advising.

  • Students receive the knowledge, tools and resources to navigate the college and medical school financial aid process, and additional options available to finance an undergraduate and medical school education. This is meant to simplify the complex college financial aid process and reduce the stress and anxiety of paying for college and medical school.

08

MPP Academy students develop the social and emotional attributes to matriculate and thrive in medical school and beyond.

  • Our Social-Emotional Seminars are designed to help students break through their barriers and develop the resilience needed to achieve their future career goal of becoming a medical physician.
  • Our Wellness Workshops are meant to help students to thrive, to maintain and even improve health, to take ownership of one’s health to prevent illness and develop a healthy lifestyle.

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MPP Academy students will spend 4-5 weeks during the summer living and learning on a top university campus to become academically and mentally prepared with the social and emotional skills to enter and graduate from medical school and become a licensed medical physician.

  • Students will experience college life while they live and learn on a college campus. Students establish a sense of community, and academic and personal growth in a safe and secure college environment.

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MPP Academy students study abroad during an international experience trip in which they develop cultural and global awareness in a healthcare setting.

  • Students in the high school and undergraduate program will travel abroad for one summer during an international study abroad immersive experience. Students will learn about the social, economical, and environmental factors that affect the health of patients and populations in a healthcare system outside of the USA.

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MPP Academy students will be paired with a Career Coach that provides mentorship and personalized support for professional and personal development into the field of medicine.

  • Students, parents, and program staff work together to select a mentor for each student enrolled in the MPP Academy. Our Career Coaches are pre-med and medical students, resident physicians, and licensed medical physicians. Having coaches with different levels of experience and exposure to programming, and with varying levels of formal education and professional experience is a unique aspect of the program.

Student Life

Choose your NAPCA experience. Find your perfect fit!

MPP students can choose from a variety of student types. Students can choose to participate as a commuter, residential or online student.

Commuter students

Live at home and commute to the MPP program daily. Commuter students are required to sign-in daily at 8am and sign-out at the end of the day. Sign-out time varies by program location. You can expect to sign-out of the program sometime around 5pm. On the days that we have special events, group activities, site visits, and medical school tours, students can expect to sign out between 6pm and 9pm.

Commuter Extended students

Live at home and commute to the MPP program daily, however this extended option aids families who are not able to pick up their student at 5pm. High school students must be picked up no later than 9pm.

Residential students

Live on-campus while attending the MPP Academy. Living on campus is not required to participate in the program and is an optional programmatic feature to experience first-hand what it feels like to be a college student.  Furthermore, the residential student option aids families who are unable to drop off and pick up their students from the program daily.

Online students

Attend live meetings using a video conferencing tool such as Zoom, which facilitates real-time communication between students and instructors via audio, webcam, and text-based chat.

Curriculum Snapshot

The Program Curriculum Contains 9 Key Components:

  • Pre-Med Foundations: Preparing for Medical School
  • Career Development
  • Career Exploration & Planning: Navigating the Career Decision Making Process
  • Academic Skills Development & Writing for College and Career Success
  • Navigating the College Admissions Process
  • College Affordability Planning: Paying for College
  • Social and Emotional Skills for College & Career Readiness
  • Experience College Life
  • International Experience: Cultural & Global Awareness Programming

Admissions

Admission Checklist for Prospective Students:

We have put together a flow chart which we hope will help you understand NAPCA’s admissions process.

Age Requirement

U.S. and International students, ages 13-18, are invited to apply for admission. U.S. citizenship is not required, but an excellent command of the English language, both written and oral, is necessary.

International Students English Language Test: Evidence of English Language Proficiency

All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency by taking a standardized test called the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service. You can obtain detailed information from the TOEFL website, or contact TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, (609) 771-7100.

This requirement applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and non-English-speaking countries in Africa.

If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better in residence at a recognized U.S. institution, you do not need to take a standardized test. Instead, you must upload an unofficial transcript from the recognized U.S. institution.

Academic Performance

The MPP Academy targets students who are serious about their academic preparation for college and/or medical school with at least a 3.00 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic courses completed within the last 12 months of submitting an online admissions application.

High school and undergraduate students who have earned less than a 3.00 GPA may be considered for admission. Those students who have earned less than a 3.00 GPA will be required to contact the MPP Office of Admission in order for their application to be considered.

Personal Commitment

Your commitment to academic preparation for college, becoming a competitive applicant for college admission, and taking ownership of your future college and career goals are the most important factors in our process of selecting students for admission.

Admission Essay

This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself — your hopes, ambitions, life experiences, inspirations. We encourage you to take your time on this assignment. Be open. Be reflective. Find your individual voice and express it honestly.

As you respond to only one of the essay prompts below, think about the admissions and scholarship officers who will read your statement and what you want them to understand about you. While your personal statement is only one of many factors we consider when making our admission decision, it helps provide context for the rest of your application.

Directions: All applicants must respond to one essay prompt in no more than 1000 words (single-spaced or double spaced, 12pt font).

Please choose one essay prompt out of the three prompts below and respond. Do not respond to more than one essay prompt. Responses to your chosen essay prompt must not exceed 1,000 words total.

Prompt A:

Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community, or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. In addition, please explain why you decided to apply for admission and what you expect to learn and experience from participating in the program.

Prompt B:

What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement. In addition, please explain why you decided to apply for admission and what you expect to learn and experience from participating in the program.

Prompt C:

Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution, or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? Additionally, please explain why you decided to apply for admission and what you expect to learn and experience from participating in the program.

Note:

  • Put your full name, school name, grade level, and phone number in the header (top right-hand corner) of your admissions essay.
  • You may compose your essay in a Google Doc and share the link to your google doc with us. Check your google doc sharing settings to make sure it shows “Anyone on the internet with this link can view” before sending us a copy of the google doc link.
  • You may compose your admissions essay in Microsoft Word and upload to your online admissions application. If you are having difficulty uploading your essay, you can email your essay to Admissions@MPP.napcaonline.org.

Teacher Recommendation:

We require one recommendation for each student applying for admission to understand their academic background. The recommender must be from an academic teacher.

Request Letter of Recommendation from Your Academic Teacher
On your behalf, NAPCA will send an email to your academic teacher asking to complete and submit the Online Recommendation Form to support your admissions application.

View Online Teacher Recommendation Form (for review purposes only)
Online Teacher Recommendation Form

Unofficial Transcript:

Ask your School to provide you with a copy of your unofficial school transcript as you will need it to upload to your online admissions application.

Admissions Interview:

Within 2 weeks after you have submitted a complete online application including the admissions essay and unofficial transcript you will be contacted by a staff member from the MPP Academy Office of Admissions and will be asked to attend an Admissions Interview via telephone. The Admissions interview typically takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Student & Parent Interview

During the interview session, we will ask questions about the student’s academic and career goals, why they decided to apply for admission, and their extra-curricular activities. In addition, we will ask parents questions to get a better insight on where their son or daughter is today as it relates to their college and career path. Please be prepared to do most of the talking! Additionally, prospective students along with their parents will have an opportunity to ask specific questions about the MPP Academy.

Admissions Process:

We are now accepting applications for the next cohort of students at the MPP Academy! There is no cost to apply.  We use a rolling admissions process which means that our office of admissions team will evaluate applications as they are received versus waiting to evaluate all applications after a hard deadline. Therefore, we will accept applications until we have filled all seats for the incoming cohort.

Join Our Next Cohort

We are accepting applications from current 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students for our next cohort that will start in summer 2022.

After deciding which student type is right for you: Commuter, Commuter Extended, Residential, or Online student, you will need to gather the following information and documentation needed to submit a complete online application for admission:

  • Students should know the program name, location, and session dates they would like to be considered for admission. Applications are open to more than one program session.
  • Parents will need to provide their information which includes their name, email address, home address, phone number, and occupation.
  • Students are required to submit an admissions essay. This admissions essay requirement does not apply to elementary school students.
  • The MPP Academy requires one recommendation for each student applying for admission to understand their academic background. The recommendation must be from an academic teacher.
  • Students are required to request a copy of their unofficial academic transcript from their school as this will need to be uploaded to the online admissions application.

Please Note: Allow approximately 20 minutes to complete the entire application, you will not be able to save your incomplete application. Please plan accordingly.

Program Dates & Locations

Sample Program Schedule

The Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy for high school students is delivered in a hybrid format (online and on-campus, in-person) over 4 years. Our MPP high school program combines weekly online classes throughout the academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring Semesters) with 4 weeks of on-campus, in-person learning sessions over a three to four-year period. Participants will travel for four summer intensive program sessions at various university-based Pre-Medical School training locations around the world. Please inquire about the locations with the program office.

Academic Year Programming:

Students should expect to spend at least 2-4 hours per week on assignments and online activities during the online portions of the program. Also, additional time requirements can be expected during the latter half of the program when students are working on their MPP Program Capstone Project.

Summer programming:

Every summer, students will receive 4 weeks of on-campus, in-person learning in a university environment. Students will have the option to live on campus, commute to the program, or attend classes virtually. The residential sessions will be intensive and will require all-day attendance and availability. We strongly discourage students from bringing their families. The time commitment will be very rigorous and leave little or no time for family. Accommodations are allocated for students only in on-campus university housing, and any accompanying family members would need to make separate housing and dining arrangements. Detailed schedules and information about each session will be provided in advance of the program’s start date. Week-long sessions will generally involve 7 days of scheduled activities (Monday through Sunday). Activities will include in-class discussions, lectures and learning activities, student workgroups, field trips, readings, social activities, and co-curricular events.

Sample Schedule: Year One

Term 1 (June-Aug)

In the first year of summer programming, students can expect to take the following courses:

Summer programming, as described above, will be delivered in person, in a university campus environment, over a 4-week period. Instruction is planned six days per week for approximately 7 hours per day, not including breakfast, lunch, planned breaks, and activities. On Sunday, instruction is planned for three hours, not including meal times, planned breaks, and activities. In the first year of summer programming, students can expect to take the following courses:

Term 2 (September-December)

Term 3 (January-March)

Term 4 (April-June)

Sample Schedule: Year Two

Term 1 (June-Aug)

Term 2 (September-December)

Term 3 (January-March)

Term 4 (April-June)

Tuition & Fees

Tuition Cost Will Be Waived for Our Summer 2022 Cohort

The NAPCA Foundation will waive the tuition cost for students admitted to our Summer 2022 cohort with demonstrated financial need. This waiver will be available for summer 2022 enrollment only.

Given the impact of COVID-19 on many families, our hope is to remove the financial barrier for those families in need by waiving the tuition cost to participate in NAPCA’s Medical Physician Preparation Academy. To that end, for Commuter students, there is no cost to participate in the program for summer term 2022 for those families that demonstrated financial need. However, all participants will be responsible for the cost of monthly programming during the school year. Students will meet with their cohort, program faculty, and staff weekly each month, most likely classes will operate on the weekend for about 2-4 hours. Students will not meet during the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy for high school students is delivered in a hybrid format (online and on-campus, in-person) over 4 years. Our MPP high school program combines weekly online classes throughout the academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring Semesters) with a 4 week on-campus, in-person summer intensive each summer over a four-year period. Participants will travel to four summer intensive program sessions at various university-based Pre-Medical School training locations around the world. Specifically, students will attend the MPP Academy at 3 different elite universities in the U.S. and at a well-respected University medical school outside of the U.S. Please inquire about the locations with the program office.

Annual Tuition

Note: Below is a breakdown of summer intensive and academic year tuition.  The MPP Academy operates year-round and annual tuition includes summer intensive & academic year programming.

All costs are estimated and may change.

  • Course instruction and materials
  • Academic expenses
  • Program activities
  • Chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus academic and career exploration field trips
  • Customized curriculum + take-home project
  • Official NAPCA College & Career Readiness Certificate
  • Official Transcript for all classes completed
  • Limited edition NAPCA Gift Bag & Uniform
  • New friends and skills that last long after summer
  • Industry Certifications: Students earn HIPAA, First Aid, CPR, AED, & BLS certification from American Red Cross
  • Social and recreational activities, on and off-campus (evening and weekend) for commuter extended and residential students only
  • Supervision & Care: Student safety, security, and health are our first priority
  • Travel to and from the program
  • On-campus housing and meals
  • Airport pick up service/transportation to and from campus
  • Personal spending money
  • Meals and Snacks. All students should bring their own meals and snacks or make arrangements to purchase meals and snacks.
  • Medical expenses: All Students must provide proof of medical insurance.
  • International Travel Medical Insurance: All international students are required to hold a valid and current international medical insurance card before traveling. Please visit this site (http://www.usa-assist. com/en/travel-insurance-quote.asp) which offers different travel medical insurance plans based on the amount of medical coverage purchased (additional cost): Students will not be able to participate in the program without a valid and current copy of international medical insurance coverage. Send a copy of your international travel medical insurance to the NAPCA Office of Student Accounts: studentaccounts@napcaonline.org.
  • U.S. Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a U.S. visit visa in time to attend NAPCA. Once your U.S. visit/ tourist visa has been issued or if you already hold a U.S. visa, send a copy of your U.S. VISA to the NAPCA Office of Student Accounts: studentaccounts@napcaonline.org.

FEES

Students will have the option to live on campus, commute to the program, or attend classes virtually.

Residential students: For those students that choose to live on campus, you will be responsible for the cost of University housing and a meal plan, which provides 3 meals per day.

Commuter students: Students that choose to commute to the program daily can bring their own lunch including snacks or will be responsible for purchasing their own meals during the program.

Definitions.

Commuter vs. Commuter Extended

Commuter refers to students participating in the academic program from 8am-5pm each day. Commuter Extended refers to the commuter day program plus additional time, 5pm-9pm. The Commuter Extended day program gives commuter students the opportunity to participate in evening activities such as social and recreational group activities and having dinner in the University dining hall with residential students and NAPCA staff. The extended option also aids parents who are not able to pick up their children at 5:00 pm. Commuter and commuter extended students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs during college tours, medical school tours, and other program activities.

Residential students

Residential students live on campus and are responsible for housing, meals, and any other living expenses. Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for personal hygiene needs, laundry, and souvenirs.

Financial Assistance

Make your NAPCA experience possible through our financial assistance program.

The NAPCA Foundation understands that family circumstances may not enable all qualified students to attend a program without financial assistance. Therefore, through the generosity of donors, financial assistance, to the extent possible, will be made available to assist as many admitted students as possible.

The financial assistance committee takes into consideration extenuating circumstances such as recent job loss, illness, and injury. Limited aid is available and an application is not a guarantee of financial assistance. Financial assistance is provided on a rolling basis and will be distributed until all funds have been exhausted.

Eligibility

  • Financial assistance is available to the families of students who have been admitted to the program. Assistance is distributed fairly and openly on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to fund availability.

Financial Assistance Process & Notification

To be considered for financial assistance, applicants must complete two items:

MPP Online Application for Admission: Apply Now

NAPCA Foundation Financial Assistance Application: Apply Now

The financial assistance application deadline is on a rolling basis until all funds set aside for families in need have been distributed. We will do our best to help as many students/families as possible. Students will be notified of their financial assistance award at the time they receive their admission decision letter via email.

Application Requirements

Families who would like to prepare materials in advance, please have the following items ready to complete your Financial Assistance Application.

All items must be submitted via the online financial assistance application:

Household Information

PROOF OF INCOME FROM PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Documents required: Copy of most recent federal income tax return or paystub.

  • Providing proof of income from both of the student’s parents including step-parent(s) living in the same household with the student, if applicable, is required unless you have a special circumstance.
  • If your family has a special circumstance that prevents both of the student’s parents from providing proof of income, you will need to describe your special circumstance in your financial assistance application as it will help our financial aid committee better understand your situation.

PARENTS WHO ARE NOT LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD:

  • Parents who are not living in the same household can submit their proof of income separately. If your family chooses to submit proof of income separately, each parent will need to complete and submit our financial assistance application for their child independently.

Application Deadline

Financial Assistance Deadline

There is no deadline. Students are encouraged to apply early for priority consideration. Limited aid is available and an application is not a guarantee of financial assistance. Financial Assistance awards are made on a rolling basis and will be distributed until all funds have been exhausted.

Have questions, contact us: Support@MPP.napcaonline.org

Fundraising

Fundraising

While the NAPCA Foundation would like to meet the financial needs of all students, the large volume of financial assistance applicants combined with limited funding means that not all applicants will receive financial assistance.

Students and parents have reported that online fundraising was one of the best ways to secure the additional funds needed to cover their cost to attend NAPCA. Our students and parents wrote a compelling letter to ask for donations from family and friends. Additionally, parents that maintained a Facebook page, placed the letter on their Facebook page to spread the word to family and friends. Many of our students have used gofundme.com, kickstarter.com, and indiegogo.com to do online fundraising. Online fundraising has proven to work for our students and parents. In several cases, students have been able to raise funds covering the full cost of their program and travel expenses.

If you need help setting up your online fundraising website, our student support team is here for you. You can set up your personal online fundraising website in about 15 – 20 minutes.

To start raising funds online now, go to:

Please contact our Student Support Team (Support@MPP.napcaonline.org) to receive assistance with your fundraising efforts. We can help you develop your own personal fundraising web page.

Join Our Next Cohort

We are accepting applications from current 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students for our next cohort that will start in summer 2022.