Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Dates have been modified and PAYS will be moving to an online experience throughout the academic year until further notice.
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. New applicants must be currently enrolled in 9th grade and attend high school in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, or San Bernardino County.
The dates for the 2021 selection process are as follows:
- Application Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021
- Recommendation Form and Transcript Deadline: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
- Notification of Decision: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Summer Program Dates
Due to COVID-19, we are providing two possible dates for our 2021 summer experience. We will solidify our dates as we get closer to next summer. Please be sure to check back our website in the Spring for an update.
Residential: Monday, June 20 – Friday, July 16, 2021
Virtual: Monday, June 20 - Friday, July 23, 2021
**Academic Year Calendar will be shared upon admission.**
All aspects of PAYS programming are of no cost to PAYS scholars. 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 as pencils and paper.