To qualify for the Pre-McNair Academy, students must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • And qualify as either
    • A first generation college student [parent(s) has not received a bachelor's degree or higher] who also has a specified income level and/or
    • A member of a group underrepresented in graduate education [American Indian, Black/African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native/Pacific Islander, or Alaskan native]