College Planning Cohorts (TM) is a national College Planning Program offered by the Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity. 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.
Cohorts are currently offered to students in grades 6 - 8; 9 - 10; 11 Grade; Grade 12; and Community College. 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. An average of 2 required and 2 optional 30-minute units, per month, 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 for high school juniors is 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 end of the 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
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