The Distinctive College Prep program is a 2.5-year journey that builds capabilities and supports ambitious and high-performing school students in securing places at prestigious top-tier universities.
Application open
29 Aug 2022
Application Close
22 Oct 2022

The program is perfect for you if you're a Grade 10 high school student, committed to strengthening your top university candidacy. You'll be able to participate in a combination of summer schools, standardized test preparations, personal development coaching, and admission consulting to help you improve your chances.

You will have an immersive and well-rounded experience with the highest level of coaching focused on personal skills development and academic excellence. Throughout the program, you will participate in comprehensive programs that are active, intensive, and experiential. These programs are challenging, enriched locally and globally, and supported by experts.

The program offers you an unrivalled opportunity to become a highly-desirable candidate for top universities.

 Our target universities include, but not limited to:

  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University
  • John’s Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • University of Pennsylvania

“I have never been more thankful to be a part of such an incredible experience. It was a great boost to my confidence and motivation as It helped me further develop my character and opened new horizons. The program has enlightened me with a clarified outlook on how to take accountability for my future in order to attain success. My journey with MiSK has been laborious yet highly rewarding, the impact was astronomical and affects every aspect of my life” Previous Student of Distinct Program


Important dates

The registration start date would be Aug 29, 2022.

The registration close date would be Oct 22, 2022.

Orientation date would be April 2023.

Program ends June 2025.

Program highlights
Admission prep
Personal development
Make the right choices for your future
Summer experience
Summer schools, bootcamps
Tier-1 universities
Access to top universities around the world
2.5-year program
Designed for high school students
Comprehensive programs
Active, intensive, and experiential
Application criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Saudi national
  • Grade 10 high school student
  • Able to demonstrate top-level academic performance in Grade 9 with a GPA equal to or above 90% (equal or above 80% for IB and British system)
  • Able to write and speak English equivalent to:

    • TOEFL IBT score equal to or above 75
    • IELTS Academic score equal to or above 6.0
    • Duolingo test score equal to or above 100 
  • Involved or have been involved in at least one extra-curricular activity
  • Committed to fully participate in the program
Skills you will gain:
Critical Thinking
Grit and Adaptability
Effective communication

Frequently asked questions

No, the program aims to build students’ capabilities and character to increase their chances of getting admitted to a tier-1 university. Students are required to search for scholarship providers.

Misk Foundation will cover (summer program tuition, travel tickets for the student, housing for the student, online program fees).

The student is excused if they provide a reason that Misk accepts (e.g. health issues). When this is the case, travel will be replaced with an online course as per Misk's decision.

The choice is based on your personal preference. Please feel free to choose to take either TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic, or Duolingo as we accept scores from these tests.

Please make sure to take the test as soon as possible to get your results in time for our application submission deadline.

TOEFL iBT: 10 days after your test date (11–16 business days for Paper
IELTS Academic: Up to 7 days after the computer-delivered test and 13
days after the test date for the paper-based test.
Duolingo: up to 5 days after your test date

To register for the TOEFL iBT, go to the ETS website: http://www.ets.org/toefl
To register for the IELTS Academic, go to the IELTS Essentials website: https://my.ieltsessentials.com/IELTS
To take the Duolingo: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/

Extracurricular activity is a range of activities organized outside of the school curriculum. Such as debate, theater, sports, and other volunteering activities.

No, Saudi students can enroll in the program from anywhere worldwide; all program activities are offered remotely or during summer vacation.

No, all programs take place remotely during the evening period, whilst the time of activities does not conflict with school classes. we make sure that the student is committed to his school classes.

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Application open
29 Aug 2022
Application Close
22 Oct 2022
Application Process
  1. Sign up
    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile
  2. Apply
    Select this program and click the apply button
  3. Evaluation
    The evaluation process will consist of three rigorous stages (requirements check, psychometric test & one-to-one online interview). Each stage will help to identify the eligibility of the candidates to move to the next stage. Candidates will be notified accordingly via email.
  4. Application confirmation
    Shortlisted candidates will be presented to the Misk Selection Committee for review and final decision. Candidates will be notified of the final decision, whether of acceptance or rejection, via email.

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