Help Students Prepare and Succeed in College
At CYC, we believe that an early start helps prepare students for the challenge of gaining admission to the college of their choice. That's why we begin college readiness programs as early as middle school.
We provide a variety of services and programs that focus on college preparation. Our services include:
Financial Aid Advising
College Campus Tours
College Entrance Exam Preparation
Scholarship Searches and Preparation
Our college readiness programs are varied and far-reaching, providing both motivational and academic support.
Launched in 1991 at CYC, the United States Department of Education-funded Talent Search identifies and encourages over 1,200 qualified students to complete secondary school and take the next steps to a postsecondary education. Talent Search advisors are on-site in Cincinnati Public Schools working with students seeking educational and admissions assistance.
GEARUP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs):
GEARUP college advisors work on-site with students in CPS high schools to help qualified students prepare, pursue, and succeed in postsecondary education. Federally funded, GEARUP partners CYC with:
the University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Cincinnati Public Schools
Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnnati
Project REACH (Realizing Educational & Career Hopes), CYC's AmeriCorps Program:
Members work with 30 eleventh and twelfth grade students in small group and individual settings to provide information and instruction on how to explore educational opportunities and navigate the college application and financial aid process. Additionally, the members act as mentors, providing the benefit of peer support in college preparation by using themselves as examples of peers who attended and graduated from college.
First Degree - A College Success Program:
First Degree continues the support for students moving to the next phase of their life in college. The program offers a summer transition program, success coaches, FAFSA and scholarship renewal and application assistance, career development to help find internships and co-op jobs, e-newsletters filled with useful college info, and leadership development.
College Resource Center (CRC):
CYC operates several community-based College Resource Centers. These centers are a one-stop community resource for information on careers, colleges, financial aid for college, and scholarships. CRC staff and volunteers are located at 2 sites, Main Library and Longworth Hall.
Ohio College Access Network
Assists in increasing awareness of and successful participation in quality postsecondary programs
OHIO BOARD OF REGENTS
Provides links to all Ohio four-year and two-year campuses and includes descriptions of state based financial aid and scholarships
U.S. Department of Education—Financial Aid for Students
Federal forms, publications, and other information about paying for college
U.S. Department of Education—Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
File the federal financial aid form on the Web, or download or copy the form to your computer
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ADMINISTRATORS
Helpful financial aid and scholarship information
FinAid, the Financial Aid® Information Page
An independent and objective one-stop site for scholarship and college information
The College Board
Information and registration for the PSAT and SAT
Information and registration for the ACT
U.S. Department of Education—College navigator
An excellent college locater
University of Florida Index of American Universities
A search site for colleges granting bachelor or advanced degrees; also links to international community colleges and Canadian universities.
This excellent site allows users to find a college based on several criteria such as region, size, or population
America's Black Collegian Network
A directory of the network of black colleges and universities
Community leaders representing the education, business, faith, nonprofit, philanthropic, and civic sectors who are committed to providing a world-class education to every child in the urban core of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Online Schools: Ohio
A comprehensive directory of all accredited on-line college programs in Ohio