Steps to Success

For many students, taking the SAT or ACT is the first big step on the path from “college-ready” to “college-bound.” Our 80-hour programs reach current high-school juniors and seniors. We help students from low-income backgrounds boost their test scores, navigate college admissions and financial aid, and confidently pursue their degree.

What We Do

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CollegeSpring offers the only SAT and ACT prep program specifically designed to help low-income and first-generation college-bound students achieve scores that reflect their true abilities. Students receive 40 hours of test preparation, take four full-length diagnostic exams, and receive personalized score reports to identify areas for improvement. Learn More
We help our students understand their college options and decide where to apply. We dedicate 20 hours of our program to providing information and support to students about college choices, financial aid, personal statements, applications, and more. Learn More

How We Do It

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CollegeSpring students practice for the ACT or SAT in groups of three to five, with help from a dedicated undergraduate mentor. Small-group tutoring allows students to get personalized help with specific academic skills. And since many of our mentors are also first-generation college students, they serve as valuable role models throughout the admissions process. Learn More | Apply
In addition to their mentoring sessions, CollegeSpring students participate in classroom instruction to practice core academic skills that appear on the SAT and ACT. Teachers for these lessons are drawn from the schools we serve. As a result, they have experience teaching students from low-income backgrounds who may face significant skill gaps.

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