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College Planning

Coaching for College Success

This program is offered by Syntero Counseling to provide high school students with an IEP or 504 Plan with  preparation  and support as they transition to college.  The goal of this program is to provide an early warning system for students and parents to address issues before they become a crisis; while also developing the necessary functioning skills for those with ADHD/ADD, Autism, mental health concerns or physical disabilities as they transition on to college.
299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio  43016
(844) 578-2237
coachingforsuccess.com

College Access information Hotline

Offers Ohio callers free information on preparation for college, admissions, student financial aid, scholarship information and general facts about enrollment at colleges and universities throughout Ohio.
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) I-ATTAIN or (877) 428-8246
http://regents.ohio.gov

Community for New Direction (CND)

  • Once a year, offers a one-week tour across the U.S. of several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) every year for youth ages 14 to 18.
  • Offers a 6-week Summer Day Camp for youth ages 5 to 14, which includes a balance of education, prevention programming, and fun summer field trips.
  • Provides a 32-week after school peer group at three locations in Columbus and addresses alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and violence prevention education, for youth ages 5 to 14.
  • Offers addiction programs, including intensive outpatient, drug screening, group and individual counseling, mental health education, medically assisted treatment, anger management and life skills education.

Locations:

  • 2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204 (Administrative Office)
    (614) 272-1464
  • 993 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205 (Near East Office)
    (614) 257-0305
  • 1000 Atcheson Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203 (Near East Office)
    614-252-4941
  • 2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223 (West Office)
    (614) 272-1464

http://cndonline.org

Federal Student Aid

Click for a helpful booklet that explains how to prepare academically and financially for college with a ‘to do’ list for students and parents.
PO Box 22207, Alexandria, Virginia 22304
(800) 394-7084
www.fsapubs.gov

First in the Family

Has useful resources and heartfelt stories from students who are the first in their families to go to college. They guide students through key issues facing first generation students.
www.firstinthefamily.org

Gaddis Foundation for Kids

Their website has helpful information for students and their families about scholarships, college tours and college planning throughout high school.
PO Box 360832, Columbus, Ohio 43236
(614) 758-8003
www.gaddis4kids.org

I Know I Can (IKIC)

Offers a range of services for students in Columbus City Schools, to prepare them to enter and succeed in college. They also help with financial aid and scholarships.
3798 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 233-9510
www.iknowican.org

Imagine America Foundation

Sponsors scholarships for students attending or planning to attend career colleges or technical schools. They have scholarships for high school graduates and grants for military students. Imagine America also has scholarship opportunities for adult learners. Their website has useful information on how to apply for scholarships and grants.
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191
(571) 267-3010
www.imagine-america.org

Know How 2 Go

Provides information for middle and high school students about how to prepare for and enter into college.
30 S Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(877) 433-7827
www.knowhow2go.org

My College Options

A free service that provides students with the opportunity to create a personal online college and career planning profile. Students can match their individual needs, talents, goals and interests with the offerings of thousands of colleges and schools across the United States.
3651 Northeast Ralph Powell Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64064
(800) 862-7739
www.mycollegeoptions.org

Newark High School Schlolarship Program: A Call to College

Works to assure that every Newark High School graduate has the opportunity to pursue higher education by providing one-on-one advisory services, high school course selection, SAT/ACT information, college selection & application help, college visits and more.
314 Granville Road, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 670-7424
http://acalltocollege.org

Ohio Board of Regents

Their website has information about two-year and four-year programs. They also offer information about credit transfer and a college access hotline. Click for a virtual tour of more than 100 institutions throughout Ohio.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
College Access Hotline: (877) 428-8246
http://regents.ohio.gov/colleges_universities.php

Ohio College Access Network (OCAN)

Works to increase the number of students who pursue education beyond high school, focusing on economically disadvantaged and first generation college students. They provide financial aid counseling and also help students complete college applications.
2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 947-3505
www.ohiocan.org

Columbus State Community College Upward Bound

Provides high school students the skills and motivation needed to complete an education at a college of their choice. The Upward Bound program at Columbus State Community College is available to income eligible students attending Mifflin High, East High, West High and Linden McKinley STEM. Upward Bound has a 100% college placement rate.
550 East Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 287-5353
www.cscc.edu/services/upwardbound

U.S. News & World Report

Provides rankings of 1400 schools, search tools to help find schools that fit students’ needs and details on scholarships, loans and grants.
1050 Thomas Jefferson Street, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 955-2000
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com