New for Summer 2014: CollegeBound’s "High School to College Center"
CollegeBound has created a brand new center dedicated to helping students and families navigate and better understand the college application process during the summer months. Fully-staffed by our College Access Program Specialists, the "High School to College Center" will be an invaluable resource.
- Finding and understanding financial aid
- Completing college registration, enrollment or financial aid processes
- Thinking through housing and other challenges of going to school
Open 6 days a week: July 10th - August 15th
Monday thru Friday: 12 Noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 Noon to 4 p.m.
Phone: (410) 783-2905
Location: 300 Water Street, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21202 (at the corner of South and Water Street)
No appointment necessary, but appointments can be made in advance by phone or e-mail. Make sure you include your name and how to reach you if we have questions.
Rising Senior Seminar
For the past 14 summers, the CollegeBound Foundation reached out to soon-to-be seniors (high school juniors) and their parents to “jump start” their engagement with the college admission process. This summer seminar connects hundreds of students and parents with college admission and financial aid officers who are recognized as experts in their field. The half-day seminar is an in-depth primer on getting ready for college - early! Click here for a Photo Gallery from our June, 2014 seminar.
Financial Literacy Workshops
Surveys conducted by the JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy revealed the average student who graduates from high school lacks basic skills in the management of personal finances. Many are unable to balance a checkbook and most simply have no insight into the basic survival principles involved with earning, spending, saving and investing. The CollegeBound Foundation partnered with Baltimore’s Municipal Employees Credit Union (MECU) to develop a curriculum to address this issue for Baltimore City public high school students. Each fall, executives from MECU deliver Financial Literacy Seminars in each CollegeBound-staffed high school to college bound seniors covering basic personal financial management skills.
NCAA Clearinghouse Seminars
The NCAA Clearinghouse seminars are held at each CollegeBound-staffed school. Many student athletes are not aware of what is required for them to be NCAA academic and scholarship eligible. In 2002, the CollegeBound Foundation launched its early intervention NCAA Clearinghouse seminar program aimed at Freshmen and Sophomore high school student athletes. Changing or modified NCAA eligibility requirements make this a “must do” learning activity for all high school student athletes.
Transition to College Workshops
The CollegeBound Transition to College workshops were devised to smooth the transition for high school graduates planning to enter college the next Fall. At every CollegeBound-served high school, a workshop is held for seniors and parents to take advantage of this important college preparation opportunity.