Applying to the USC McMorrow NAI Program

Augustin Mascurro, an 8th grader, looks at shirts at the USC McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative Saturday Academy kickoff at USC Sept. 8, 2018. Photo by David Sprague

Who we are:

The USC McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative is a college access and success program that has been preparing students for college admission since 1991. Students apply to the middle school program as 5th graders and are selected to begin their middle school journey in the spring of their 5th grade year.

Through college immersion, rigorous coursework, and participation in a 20-week per school year Saturday Academy, NAI Scholars leave the program with confidence and ready to tackle new challenges.

Students apply for the middle school program as 5th graders, and then again for the high school program as 8th graders. Participation in the middle school program does not guarantee acceptance into the high school program.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our program continues via distance learning.

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If you have any questions, please email us at uscnai@usc.edu