2024 Pre-College Applications

Certain majors fill up quickly. Admitted students whose applications are submitted by February 1, 2024, will have a better opportunity of getting the major(s) of their choice and will be given priority consideration for need-based financial aid.

Following the February 1 Priority Deadline, preference will be given to applications received by April 15, 2024, or until the program reaches maximum capacity. Need-based financial aid will continue to be awarded as funds remain available.

2024 Pre-College Application

Pre-College Application Checklist


Complete + submit the application by the priority deadline of Feb. 1, 2024 or by the general deadline of April 15, 2024. Majors fill up quickly. The earlier you apply, the better your chances are for getting your first choice of majors.

2024 Pre-College Application


Along with submitting the application you will need to pay a $40 application fee. This can be paid at the end of completing your application.


Submit a one-page essay. Please write 250–300 words about one of the following prompts:

Prompt 1: Tell us about a person in your life with whom you have a meaningful relationship. Who is that person? What is your relationship with that person? Why is it a meaningful relationship? What are your interactions with that person like? How do those interactions make you feel? Why?

Prompt 2: You have a free Saturday without any commitments, money, or transportation. Design your day. Tell us who you would invite if anybody. Give the details of what you would do. How do you think you would feel doing it?


Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor. This letter should relay who you are as a student and community member.


Submit a copy of your high school transcript(s). Unofficial transcripts are fine.


2022 tax forms from your parents/guardians are required to be considered for need-based scholarships. Please note: our priority and scholarship deadline is February 1, 2024.

The essay, letter of recommendation, transcripts, and tax forms can be uploaded within your application.

2024 Pre-College Application

If you have any questions about deadlines, programs or financial aid, please call us directly at 800.699.1509 or email us at admissions@meca.edu. We are here to help!