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10. How can I join a RAP? Do I have to wait until summer orientation (NSO)?

NO. In fact, you can hold a spot in a RAP beginning in mid-May. Please carefully read the section on How to Join a RAP for procedures and deadlines.  First Generation Bio Pioneers RAP, BioTAP, Isenberg Fellows RAPs, CICS Connect RAP, and Emerging Scholars RAP have an application process with a different timeline - be sure to refer to the program page for details.