under-represented students

Many parents and counselors think students can just visit colleges after they get accepted. That is true for many large public universities as they don't track demonstrated interest. However, campus visits are important to help students visualize their future options. They need an opportunity to connect with college campuses, and springtime college visits will help them decide on their ultimate college lists as well as how to shape their upcoming year. Many college track the visits, and these visits are a great beginning as students may make key contacts. Moreover, this process helps families experience college together. If families can’t go, students can send pictures and notes back home. Please support this vital component of the college application process.

Spring Into Powerful College Visits

Springtime is the ideal time of year for high school juniors and their families to visit colleges as they are still in session and you can see authentic college life. By doing an official visit, you also let the colleges know you are serious about the possibility of attending—this is so key for competitive colleges which now value demonstrated interest as a major component of the admissions process.

Springtime College Visit Readiness

Welcome to prime-time interview season for college applicants. Every interview is another chance to demonstrate your passions, your potential, and your commitment to the college. Remember, most interviewers have not seen your application, so do not waste this powerful opportunity to make another great impression.

Short and Sweet College Applicant Interview 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 and deadlines for top scholarship for under-represented students.

September College Readiness Tips for Teachers and College Advocates

Welcome back from spring break. I know how busy you are, but we have so much to do before the school year ends.April is a busy month for seniors as they decide where to attend and for other students as they get ready for testing and other core college readiness efforts. In this newsletter, we provide April college readiness tips for freshmen through juniors and general tips for current seniors.

April 2013 College Readiness Tips

This is a prime time to help connect your under-represented students, schools, and community with free college access programs. Below we list programs and scholarships for students who need the most help accessing college.

Springtime Deadlines for Free College Readiness and Scholarship Programs