Developing a College Going Culture
Support Services and Resources for Economically Disadvantaged Students

Game Plan:

1. Choose one or two support organizations to assist your school with this daunting task.  Explore the organizations listed on this site and speak with local colleges to see if they have an ongoing support program for local schools.

2. Develop a plan to encourage academic motivation and direction.  This may include a formal advisory program incorporating your entire school or district or simply a schedule of lessons, meetings and programs designed to encourage a college going culture.

3. Choose and implement a formal curriculum for your students, preparing them for the road to college.

Support organizations

GearUp
http://www.schev.edu/GEARUP/
QuestBridge
http://questbridge.org/
Upward Bound
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/trioupbound/index.html
I Have A Dream
http://ihaveadreamrichmond.org/ 
GRASP
http://grasp4virginia.com/
Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program
http://www.meaeopp.org/
National College Access Program Directory
http://www.collegeaccess.org/accessprogramdirectory/search.aspx
College Board 8 Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling
http://nosca.collegeboard.org/eight-components
VASFAA
http://www.vasfaa.org/

Encouraging academic motivation and direction

ASCA: Dropout Prevention/Students-At-Risk Position Statement
http://schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/PositionStatements/PositionStatements.pdf  (Scroll down to "Dropout Prevention)
ASCA: Academic and College/Career Planning Position Statement
http://schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/home/position%20statements/PS_AcademicPlanning.pdf
ASCA: Equity for All Students
http://schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/home/position%20statements/PS_Equity.pdf
Opportunity Scholars Blog
http://csopportunityscholars.org/
Center for Student Opportunity
http://www.csopportunity.org/
Pathways to College
http://www.pathwaystocollege.net/ 
College Readiness for All Toolbox  
http://www.act.org/toolbox/
IES What Works Clearinghouse 
http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/publications/practiceguides/#hed_pg 
College Preparation Checklist 
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/Coll_Prep_Checklist_3MB.pdf 
I Am The One
http://i-am-the-one.com/

Systematic planning guides to create a college ready culture

Guiding the Way to Higher Education: Step by Step to College Workshops for Students
    Middle School Curriculum
http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/Documents/MSRpt.pdf
    Early High School Curriculum
http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/Documents/EarlyHS.pdf
    Late High School Curriculum
http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/Documents/LateHS.pdf

Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities
http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/student/Pages/GuidingEducation.aspx
Believing the College Dream
http://www.ecmcfoundation.org/details/believing.html
Career Guidance Washington - Career and College Readiness
http://www.k12.wa.us/SecondaryEducation/CareerCollegeReadiness/default.aspx
Counselors' Room
http://www.counselorsroom.com/SC_Classroom.php 

Overcoming is the cost of SATs & ACTs & College application fees

College Board
http://sat.collegeboard.com/register/sat-fee-waivers
ACT
http://www.actstudent.org/faq/answers/feewaiver.html
College Application Fee Waivers
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/apply/the-application/922.html
http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/feewaiver/Documents/ApplicationFeeWaiver.pdf

SupportingUndocumented Students

America's Children, a supplement of The Journal of College Admission
http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Journal/Documents/JCAWinter2010Sup.pdf
Undocumented Students Resources
http://www.nacacnet.org/issues-action/LegislativeNews/Pages/Undocumented.aspx 

Understanding the basics of financial aid.

Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
http://www.hesaa.org/Pages/StudentsParents.aspx
Federal Student Aid
https://studentaid.ed.gov/
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
https://fafsa.ed.gov/
CSS Profile
https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp