Successfully Apply, Afford, and Prepare for College

College Apps Academy helps first-generation students get into the 2 and 4-year institutions that are the best fit for them, with an emphasis on maximizing financial aid options and preparing for college life.

Cost-Free College Admissions Assistance

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College Knowledge

College Apps Academy learning sessions include tips for researching and choosing schools, filling out applications, writing essays, paying for college, taking advantage of on-campus resources, and more.

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Individualized Guidance

Coaches provide 1-on-1 college admissions help to students. They review application forms, give feedback on essays, identify scholarship opportunities, and talk through commitment decisions.

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Support System

We prioritize student mental health throughout the college application process. College Apps Academy is a positive environment where peers support each other and we all celebrate each others’ successes.

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    School Research and Selection

  • application-assistance

    Application Assistance

  • writing-support

    Writing Support

  • financial-aid

    Financial Aid Help

  • college-decision

    Final College Decision-Making

  • college-readiness

    College Readiness for First-Gen Students

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BY THE NUMBERS

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

175

Students Served

Youth attended weekly College Apps Academy programs and received free college admissions assistance.

3

HOURS PER WEEK

Students gather together with achievement coaches at Reality Changers or on high school campuses.

92%

Acceptance Rate

Of seniors who applied to California State schools, 92% were accepted. All students have been accepted to at least one college or university.

$27k

Saved Per Year

On average, students earned $26,795 in gift aid for their first year of college.

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