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: email@example.com
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.
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Why we are not a scholarship program
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.
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.
Our program is offered free of charge to students participating in our cohort program through one of our school district partners. Other students may register for our online program or participate in a cohort through one of our faith- or community-based partners.
Considering that SAT/ACT Prep programs and private college advisers can cost well over $2,000 for a few days or hours of support, our program is a affordable for most families at $499.95. However, prior to purchasing a registration, we encourage you to review the stories of students on our homepage. What these students, as well as Kristen and Breanna profiled on this page, have in common is that they are all hard working. Our program only has value to those students who are willing to, “Own the Process.”
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.
Currently, our program is designed to support high school students. Elementary school students should be guided by “Ten Steps to Helping Your Child Succeed in School.” Following the guidance provided in these texts will assist parents in positioning students to maximize their middle through high school experience, which is the focus of our College Planning Cohort program.
“Owning” the process requires that students engage in the yearlong set of college planning activities provided in our on-line curriculum. Monthly activities are sequenced throughout the school year. Students develop their profile, create an academic résumé, review their course schedule, set goals, identify their gifts and talents, 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.
The college planning activities are entirely self-guided, unless students are participating in a community-, faith-, and school district-based cohort. While similar to the activities assigned to students in grades 9 – 10, the activities are much more self-reflective and cover the important time-sensitive issues confronting high school juniors in developing comprehensive college-bound plans.
Unlike students in grades 9 – 10, our College Planning Cohort for high school juniors is driven by the accelerated time table needed to maximize students’ ‘Self-Presentation’ prior to the end of their junior year of high school. The activities revolve around issues raised in “A High School Plan for Students with College-Bound Dreams” and “Show Me the Money: A Comprehensive Guide to Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Making the Right College Choice.”
Activities provide guidance in such areas as:
- Engaging in a self-assessment based on the previous school’s performance
- Setting school-year goals
- Identifying and reassessing gifts and talents
- Identifying and developing ‘Hooks’
- Developing/updating your résumé
- Using résumés to set goals
- Developing/revising school-year action plans
- Developing/re-evaluating course enrollment
- Researching colleges and scholarships
- 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.