BRYC enjoys learning the unique stories of each of its applicants. In order to ensure we get to fully know our applicants, we have a comprehensive application process with several different components that paint a picture of who our applicants really are.
Step 1: Interest Forms (optional)
The BRYC application process begins in the spring. Students who are interested in BRYC may fill out an optional online interest form here. The interest form is a brief survey of such criteria as name, school, and contact information. BRYC keeps in touch with students who fill out the interest form and alerts them to apply when the application is released.
Step 2: Applications
Applications to BRYC for the 2013-2014 school year open March 1 and close May 31. Students who apply on or before April 15, the early application deadline, will receive priority consideration and learn about their interview and admissions statuses earlier than those who apply from April 16 to May 31 (regular decision). This link will take you directly to our online application page!
Step 3: Phone Calls
April through June, BRYC contacts applicants and their families by phone. The purpose of these brief phone calls is to learn more about our applicants and their families, answer any questions and address concerns, and schedule in-person interviews.
Step 4: Interviews
BRYC requires that applicants complete in-person interviews. BRYC Staff, occasionally accompanied by BRYC Alumni, interview applicants in order to assess the applicant’s suitability for the program. The interview process consists of one-on-one interviews as well as group interviews with other BRYC applicants. While these interviews take place, Darlene Shaffer, BRYC’s Youth and Family Advocate, will meet with the applicant’s parent(s) in order to ensure families understand important details about BRYC’s program and to address any concerns the parent(s) might have. Parents will bring copies of their financial information to Darlene so that BRYC may determine the family’s financial contribution for the school year, should the applicant be accepted.
Step 5: Decisions
Early action applicants will complete their in-person interviews and receive admissions decisions before regular decision applicants. By June 19, all applicants will receive admissions decisions.
Step 6: Commitments
By July 3, admitted students must accept or reject BRYC’s offer of admission for the upcoming school year. Students who accept BRYC’s offer of admission must sign the BRYC Commitment Contract, and agree to meet the expectations of BRYC and fulfill the responsibilities required throughout the upcoming school year.
Step 7: Orientation
After accepting BRYC’s offer of admission and signing the BRYC Commitment Contract, all accepted applicants will attend an orientation session, which serves as a welcome to the BRYC Community and an explanation of BRYC’s standards, policies, and timeline. Sophomore Fellows also attend an additional orientation session in early July, which will prepare them for the mandatory LSU FOCUS program held during the second half of July.
By early September, students who have turned in all required materials, attended all events, and completed all parts of the application process are officially BRYC Fellows and will participate in program as described by BRYC staff.
Application Process Dates
|Applications Open||March 1|
|Recruitment Party #1 (@ 611 North Street)||April 13|
|Early Application Deadline||April 15|
|Recruitment Party #2 (@ 611 North Street)||April 27|
|Recruitment Party #3 (@ 611 North Street)||May 18|
|Early Action Interview Period||May 3-24|
|Regular Decision Interview Period||May 28-June 13|
|Applications Close||May 31|
|All Admissions Decisions Sent||June 19|
|Deadline for Admitted Applicants to Accept Offer||July 3|
|Onboarding Conversations||June 20-July 26|
|Community Dinners||July 29-Aug 30|