TCC Cohort Registration
TCC Cohort Registration
This registration is reserved for Turner Chapel AME Church member. Please contact our office via phone (678.395.5835) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
TCC Cohort Registration
College Planning Cohorts (TM) is a national model that evolved from the Education Ministry at Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta, Georgia. Education Ministry Leaders, Mychal and Nina Wynn, together with a committed group of volunteers, including Youth Pastors Rev. Don Ezell and Rev. Dr. Yolanda Davis, worked with their first group of Turner Chapel AME Church High School Seniors in 2013. This group of amazing students were offered admission to such schools as Cornell, Williams, Kings College of London, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Howard University. Raigon Wilson (Howard University), picture here, was one of the many students who to receive full scholarship opportunities, and have since gone on to receive a debt-free undergraduate education and are now pursuing careers, or enrolled in graduate, medical, or law school.
In recognition of our longstanding partnership with the Turner Chapel AME Church, TCC members receive a 50% discount off of our normal $499.95 annual registration fee. TCC students will join high school students (grades 9 – 12) from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida in our live monthly virtual sessions. Since our initial group of cohort students, we have assisted students in being selected as Gates Millennium Scholars and in being awarded full scholarships to such schools as the University of Richmond, University of Chicago, Northwestern, Williams, Swarthmore, Amherst, Vanderbilt, Appalachian State, Princeton, Duke, Washington & Lee, Claflin, Carleton, Bowdoin, Howard, North Carolina A&T, Middlebury, Bates, Davidson, North Carolina Central, Tennessee State, Tuskegee, and Xavier University of Louisiana.
Cohort students have been offered admission to such prestigious programs as the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Torch Scholars Program at Northeastern University, Odyssey Scholars Program at Elon University, Richmond Scholars Program at the University of Richmond, Dowdy Scholars Program at North Carolina A&T State University, Cheatham-White Scholars Program at North Carolina Central University, and the Honors College at Claflin University.
Students must “Own the Process”
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, attend our live monthly virtual sessions, and participate in our small group discussions. Our curriculum is designed around monthly modules comprised of lessons focused around components of the college planning timeline, such as gifts and talents, course taking, extracurricular activity involvement, leadership, service, college/career research, summer planning, and essay writing. Theses 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, 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 advisor. 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
Note: Please review our Terms and Conditions prior to purchasing your registration.