Selection Criteria

We are looking for prospective scholars who:

  • are ninth graders
  • reside or attend school in Alamance County
  • have limited financial resources and/or no family history of 4-year college attendance
  • demonstrate academic promise
  • show no pattern of disciplinary problems
  • are willing to commit to program expectations

Approximately 24 scholars are selected each year to be a part of the Elon Academy.

Admission Process


  • All ABSS ninth graders receive a letter about the Elon Academy
  • All county ninth graders should check the Elon Academy website for admissions information

Virtual Information Sessions to learn more about Elon Academy

*Please check back soon for Information Session dates!*


  • The application is due on January 20, 2023. Click here to download the application.


  • All completed applications are reviewed by Elon Academy staff. Those students moving forward to the interview process will be notified by mail. Those applicants not moving forward will also be notified by mail.


Interview sessions will be held at ABSS High Schools. Please check back soon for the dates.


  • Students are notified of either acceptance or non-acceptance.


  • Sigma cohort orientation date: May 6, 2023.