Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program For Undergraduates


The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program prepares students from first-generation/low-income backgrounds, as well as underrepresented students for admission to graduate programs leading to the completion of a doctoral degree.  Students have the opportunity to serve as a classroom Assistant in an Intellectual Heritage course or an introductory course in their major, conduct an original research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, participate in GRE preparation classes, and attend graduate school preparation seminars.  Students also present their research at various conferences and participate in a graduate school visitation program. 

How to apply: Students interested in applying to the program should attend one of the information sessions about the program held in September or October. Individual appointments can be made with the program staff following the conclusion of the information sessions. If you cannot attend an information session, contact the program staff.

Applications can be picked up from the McNair office, 617 Ritter Annex or accessed below.

To download an application, click here


To complete the Application online, click here

To download the Recommendation Forms, click here

For more information, contact Program Director Dana Dawson (, 215 204 8023) or Grad Extern Ruth-Anne Poli (