McNair Scholars taking a group picture in front of the reflection pond.

Academic Advancement Programs

Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) prepares underrepresented, low-income and first generation college students to pursue advanced degrees. AAP works in collaboration with faculty, staff, national, and international partners to provide a range of graduate school preparation programs and services. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of initiatives designed to increase their awareness and knowledge of the graduate school application process, graduate school funding, summer research programs, and fellowship opportunities.

48

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Recipients have participated 
in AAP Programs

132

Funded Scholars participating 
in AAP Programs

94%

Of McNair Scholars have enrolled
in post baccalaureate
programs since 2003

Considering Graduate School?

McNair

Ph.D. bound? Embrace his legacy.
Create your own.

RAMP

Prepare for Graduate School
while conducting research.

Pre-Grad Peer Advising

Are you interested in Graduate School
and want to learn next steps?

AAP Students

Upcoming Events

Have you ever wondered what graduate schools look for in a statement of purpose? Come to this Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) session and learn how to shape your statement of purpose into a competitive statement.
Celebrate LatinX Heritage Month by attending a panel featuring current graduate students, co-sponsored by Career Services. Have you ever wondered how students manage to successfully apply to and thrive in graduate school while handling other responsibilities? This Academic Advancement Programs (AAP)…
How do you know if the relationships you’ve built with your faculty will turn into great letters of recommendation? This Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) workshop will break down the steps needed to ensure your letters of recommendation are strong for…

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