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College Track is a free, comprehensive 10-year program that supports students from underserved communities to become the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree.

We are looking for committed, positive, and motivated ninth-grade students who are ready for the structure and support that a college-going community provides.

Our program is open to all eligible students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or citizenship status. Contact us to learn more.

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Who Can Be a College Track Scholar?

  • Applicants must be in the 9th grade
  • First-generation and/or from underserved household
  • Committed to earning a bachelor’s degree

What does "first-generation" mean?

  • Neither parent received a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in the U.S.

What is an "underserved household"?

  • Household is at or below 275% of federal poverty guidelines

How Do I Apply for College Track?

  • Submit the online application before October 10
  • Participate in 2 rounds of interviews (individual & group activities)
  • Read/Respond to all messages from College Track within 3 days

Recruitment Timeline

Submit the Application: August 1 – October 10

Complete the online form, which includes (1) Student Application, and (2) Parent/Guardian Application.

“Last Chance” Applications are accepted December 11 – January 31 at sites with open spots remaining after standard application window closes.

Attend a Candidate Interview: October

All eligible applicants are invited to participate in a Candidate Interview, during which you can share more about yourself and why you want to join College Track. You can also ask questions to help determine if you want to continue moving forward with the application process.

Attend a Finalist Interview: November

Everyone who completes a Candidate Interview is invited to participate in the Finalist Interview, during which you will share more about your goals, dreams, motivations, and passions through a series of group activities.

Accept Admission to College Track: December

Acceptance letters are sent to students with additional instructions regarding how to confirm participation in the program.

Become a College Track Scholar: January

Newly admitted scholars and their families attend Orientation, during which they get to meet their new peers, continue learning about our program expectations, and officially join the College Track family!

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Click below to access the application in English and Spanish.