rjoseph


About rjoseph

I am the creator and visionary behind this site. I want to do everything I can to help students consider college as an option, even when they may be the first in their family to go or may not have the funds at hand. Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t have the right or the ability to go to college.


2017 October College Readiness Tips for Teachers and Other College Advocates Hold college application and financial aid bootcamps. North Carolina does. West Virginia does. They have tripled college application rates. Host bootcamps at your school in October to help with state applications and financial aid. FAFSA opens October 1. In […]

October 2017 College Readiness Tips For Teachers and Other College ...


2017 September College Readiness Tips Welcome back to school. Now more than ever, we need to help counselors and schools prepare our students for college. Join our group of counselors, high school teachers, and others committed to college access with these 10 September College Readiness tips. 1.     Encourage under-represented high […]

2017 September College Readiness Tips


Another great school year has come to a close. You deserve a great summer. Dr. Joseph is so excited to be piloting the College Advocate Teacher Training Institute this summer for 45 LAUSD teachers and counselors.  We all have so much more to do to help our students get ready […]

2017 June College Readiness Tips




For any college student thinking about transferring, follow these tips to organize your process. It takes patience to make sure you submit each required part of a transfer application. You need to be organized and task-oriented, so make a requirement checklist (deadlines, transcripts, test scores, recommendations, essays, advisor forms, etc). […]

January Transfer Readiness Tips


I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holidays. Take advantage of this time to finish up your college applications, apply for financial aid and scholarships, and finish up your fall semester strong. Here are our ten tips to guide you through the holidays.

2016 Thanksgiving College Readiness Tips