Q: How soon should I apply to increase my chances of getting into the program?
A: Enrollment is now open! Applications are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis and will not be considered complete until payment is made. Admission to the programs is entirely at discretion of Midtown and Metro staff. We recommend applying as early as possible to avoid the waiting list, as spots fill quickly.
Q. I am registering for a new student. What are my next steps?
A. Upon first submitting an online application, a staff member will call to confirm your interview appointment. Please bring:
(a) tuition payment (cash, check, money order, credit card)
(b) a copy of your son/daughter's most recent report card and standardized test scores
(c) arrive 15 minutes early WITH your son/daughter present
Q. Can I pay online as a new student applicant?
A. Online payments will be activated in January 2013.
Q. I am registering for a returning student. What are my next steps?
A. Returning students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon first submitting an online application, parents of returning students must submit payment at their earliest convenience, as enrollment is not guaranteed until payment is made.
Payment options for Returning Students only:
(a) Stop by Midtown or Metro in-person Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm to submit payment
(b) Mail a check or money order payable to:
for boys: "Midtown Center" to 1819 N. Wood St. Chicago, IL 60622
for girls: "Metro Achievement Center" to 310 S. Peoria St. Chicago, IL 60607
(c) Online payments will be activated in January 2013.
Q: What is the cost of the program?
A: At Midtown and Metro, we focus on quality, not quantity. Our high quality programs are worth $2,000 per student per year. MEF offers all students an 83% discount thanks to the generous donations of our many sponsors. Our low pricing is made affordable for low-income families. All 2012-2013 School Year programs cost $250 per student for the entire academic year. Cost for summer programs vary depending on each program. Additional limited financial aid is available to those who qualify based on need.
Q. Do I need to sign any medical releases/authorization forms?
A. Yes. Upon submitting your online application, you authorized your electronic signature for the Medical Release / Authorization Waiver under the terms and conditions. You may be asked to print and sign a hardcopy version at Midtown or Metro as well.