College Planning Cohort (Installments)
College Planning Cohort (Installments)
Installment registrations must receive prior approval. Please contact our office via phone (678.395.5835) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not a scholarship program
College Planning Cohorts (TM) is our national model. Developed by author, parent, and educational consultant, Mychal Wynn, for assisting students and families in ‘Owning’ the college planning process. Mr. Wynn draws from the latest student achievement and college access research, experiences of our students who are attending an array of colleges and universities, and conversations with college admissions and financial aid officers, to develop a comprehensive college-planning curriculum.
If you review the listing of “The 10 Biggest Scholarships in the World,” you will find the amounts to vary between $1,000 and $50,000 with the competition for such scholarships being greater than being offered admission to Harvard or Stanford. Whereas, institutional scholarships at hundreds of colleges, which may be a great deal less competitive, may vary from $500 to over $200,000! While we have assisted 6 students in being selected as Gates Millennium Scholars, their combined scholarship tally does not approach the institutional scholarships being awarded each year to our students attending the University of Richmond, Northwestern, Williams, Swarthmore, Amherst, Vanderbilt, Tennessee State, or Xavier University of Louisiana.
If you have received approval to pay your registration fee in two installments of $250 each, please confirm that you fully understand our program. The second installment is due in 30 days, unless you have received approval for an additional installment period. Note: Registration fees are nonrefundable. If your second installment is not paid as agreed, your student will be removed from the classroom until the balance has been paid in full.
However, prior to purchasing a registration, we encourage you to review the stories of students on our homepage. What these students, as well as those students profiled on this page, have in common is that they are hard working. Our program only has value to those students who have a willingness to, “Own the Process.” “Owning” the process requires that students engage in the yearlong set of college planning activities provided in our on-line curriculum. Typically, students are only responsible for completing one module per month. These modules are designed to guide a student’s progression through high school, from the 9th grade through the end of the 11th grade, as part of a comprehensive college-bound plan. Students develop their profile, create an academic résumé, review their course schedule, set goals, identify their gifts and talents, research summer programs, identify scholarship opportunities, and engage in self-reflection, as they are guided through a comprehensive process making themselves a competitive candidate for being offered admission to top colleges and qualifying for top scholarships.
While our program provides comprehensive guidance, students must discuss that they are learning with their parents, counselor, other students, or a college adviser. Such conversations are at the core of our school district and community-based cohorts.
Activities provide guidance in such areas as:
- Engaging in a self-assessment based on the previous school’s performance
- Setting school-year goals and maximizing the opportunities in their school and local communities
- Maximizing local and summer opportunities to maximize their gifts and talents
- Identifying and developing ‘Hooks’
- Intentionally developing/updating their résumé during their first two years of high school
- Using their résumé to set goals focused on desired college and scholarship outcomes
- Developing/revising school-year action plans
- Developing course schedules within a college and scholarship context
- Ensuring effective progression toward scholarship qualifying SAT or ACT scores
- Developing a preliminary listing of desired colleges and scholarships
- Strategically connecting with colleges and programs
Visit our New Student page to review the 3 important actions that you must take prior to finalizing your registration.
Note: Please review our Terms and Conditions prior to purchasing your registration.