College Planning Cohort Registration
College Planning Cohort Registration
Full-year cohort registration (Sept – May)
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.
So, while we are not a scholarship program, our students are attending college on full scholarships at over 20 times the national average. Based on our data, we are not aware of any college planning program with comparable success in guiding students into full scholarships and avoiding student loan debt. Nationally, less than 2% of students from the 26,727 public, private, and charter high schools in the United States (Source: National Center for Education Statistics) are attending college on full scholarships with some sources suggesting the number is much lower at .2% (Source: Full Ride Scholarships). The estimate for full athletic scholarships is .3% (Source: NCSA). In 2021, 44.7% of seniors in our program will be attending college on full scholarships, and that number is even higher when the students who turned down full scholarships are accounted for. To fully appreciate the extraordinary outcomes of our students, read the Washington Post article, “Your child probably won’t get a full ride to college.”
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.
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 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 Aleah, profiled on this page, have in common is that they were hard working. High school juniors are on a time-sensitive schedule to create a high quality body of work by June of their junior year of high school.
“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 competitive candidates for being offered admission to top colleges and qualifying for top scholarships.
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
Please click onto the link below to download the Registration Welcome Instructions. Have your student follow the steps outlined in the “How to Begin” section.
Note: Please review our Terms and Conditions prior to purchasing your registration.