What we do

HOW COLLEGETRACKS WORKS


Figuring out which colleges are a good fit, how to apply to them, and how to pay for it all can be overwhelming. CollegeTracks helps students manage the challenges of a postsecondary education experience so they thrive, graduate and find a path that allows them to achieve independence, support families and give back to the community. CollegeTracks staff members work full-time in five Montgomery County, MD high schools: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Paint Branch, Quince Orchard, Watkins Mill, and Wheaton, where they serve juniors and seniors.

COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM


The Access Program focuses on higher education admissions and financial aid advising. It expands the student's awareness of educational and career options that fit each student. By using a “Milestones to College” workbook to take students through the critical steps of the admissions process, CollegeTracks advises on decisions, engages parents, and provides hands-on help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The program also assists with scholarship applications, advocates with financial aid officers, and helps analyze financial aid packages to ensure students will not incur burdensome debt.

1. PLAN YOUR HIGHER ED & CAREER PATH

2. PREP FOR STANDARDIZED TESTS

3. CREATE YOUR HIGHER ED LIST

4. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS

5. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

6. APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

7. DECIDE WHERE TO ATTEND

8. ENROLL 

COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM


Our Success Program supports students once they enter higher education. CollegeTracks coaches help students establish academic goals, get involved on campus, declare a major, renew and secure ongoing financial aid, and find career-related experiences so they can get their degrees. The program teaches students critical success skills, helps them manage challenges, and provides individual coaching as needed.

1. ESTABLISH ACADEMIC GOALS

2. GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

3. IDENTIFY & DECLARE A MAJOR

4. ASSESS PROGRESS TOWARDS A DEGREE

5. RENEW & SECURE FINANCIAL AID

6. SECURE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

7. COMPLETE DEGREE

SCHOOLS WE SERVE


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD