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Use this section to guide your mentee through filling out their college applications.

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A Guide to the College Admission Process
This article is meant provide you with a comprehensive overview of the college admission process. If you have any follow-up questions, comments, or concerns, reach out to your Program Manager. The updated  Guide to the College Admission Proces...
12th Grade Self-Advocacy Scenarios
This article will equip you with some talking points when situations come up that your mentee may need to advocate for themselves. Review the situations so you’re prepared to guide your mentee when they need help, answers, or resources. S...
Standardized Tests
Taking standardized tests is often one of the most stressful and dreaded tasks for students preparing for college. Standardized tests are designed to assess a students’ academic readiness for college and many colleges often require students to...
Support for filling out college applications
Since mentees have likely never seen a college application before, it’s helpful to review the process step-by-step so that mentees know what information they will need, and you know exactly how they can help in this time-consuming and often an...
Tips for writing a college essay
This article is meant to help you gain a better understanding of what to look for when your mentee is writing their college essay. As always, contact your Program Manager with any specific questions, comments, or concerns. Note: the information be...
After FAFSA Checklist
Submitting the FAFSA is an important step in the financial aid process. But there is still more to do. This article lists the next steps in the process. Remember, if you have questions please reach out to your Program Manager, and have your metnee r...
After Submitting College Applications
This article is meant to provide you an overview of what you and your mentee should keep an eye out for after they submitted their college applications. If you have any specific questions, reach out directly to your Program Manager. Note...
Choosing a Major
This article is meant to provide guidance to mentors whose mentee is exploring, considering, and talking about possible majors. Use the information below as talking points to support your mentee and plan next steps.  Check out The Princeton ...
College Interview Tips (From an Introvert Who Dreads Them)
This article is meant to help you guide your mentee through the college interview process. The information below is written for "introverts," but use the tips for general ideas on how best to help your mentee.  The information bel...