College Horizons, a six-day “crash course” in preparing for the college application process, will be holding a session at the University of Pennsylvania June 23-29. This is a summer college admissions workshop for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian High School Students. Tribal students interested in attending college are encouraged to apply now.
Applications for the 2018 College Horizons workshop are now being accepted online at www.collegehorizons.org. The application deadline is February 5, 2018. The application consists of the student application and essay, teacher & counselor recommendations and official transcripts.
The cost of the program is $450. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will cover the program costs and travel for students accepted into the program thanks to the NYCP Grant. For more information and assistance, please contact John Hanlon at john.hanlon@mwtribe-NSN.gov or at (508) 237-0041.
College Horizon students learn about a variety of colleges and universities and establish personal relationships with college admission representatives as well as college counselors. Students accepted into the program will spend six days at a college campus where they will be joined by up to 100 students from across the nation and work with over 70 college professionals in the following areas:
- Experience life on campus – dorms, food and facilities
- Select 10 suitable colleges to apply to
- Write memorable essays and create a resume
- Complete winning applications using the Common Application
- Create a preliminary FAFSA
- Receive test taking strategies and resources for the ACT & SAT
- Navigate the financial aid and scholarship jungle
- Attend a College Fair and multiple info sessions with over 40 colleges
Every year 99% of the students that attend College Horizons go directly to college. 95% typically attend a four-year institution with 33% going to very selective institutions (those schools that accept 50% applicants or fewer). To date over 3,400 students have attended College Horizons.