COLLEGE PREPARATORY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

EXPLAINED

BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS & EDUCATION FOUNDATION strongly believes that every student should be prepared for a full range of postsecondary options, including FULL-TIME COLLEGE, COMMUNITY COLLEGE, TECHNICAL COLLEGE and TRADE SCHOOLS.
Athletes should be prepared to meet an additional set of eligibilities set by the NCAA and NAIA.

A college preparatory course is a means by which high school students may better meet scholastic requirements for entry into 4-year colleges and universities, community colleges, technical colleges or trade schools.

Some students start as early as elementary school (i.e. STEM) while others may begin in any grade up to the senior year of high school.
Some college preparatory programs focus on areas like increasing academic readiness, while others specialize in college admissions or financial aid.  Some involve families and mentors, and other admissible sponsors.
College preparatory programs take many forms and serve a variety of students.

What does CPAP do?

We develop planning checklists for students from middle school, junior high and high school and even one for parents.
We help students and their families gather information about preparatory courses, navigating career choices, scholarships, financial aid, savings and college spending. We create profiles to monitor progress, offer supplementary to other support programs (community- based organizations) and school systems.
There’s never enough money for college.

We provide information about scholarships, financial aid, savings and college spending.

The most stress-inducing part of preparing for post-secondary education is writing essays, selecting the right school and college entrance exams.
We provide a full tutorial program with step by step guides to prepare you for all-important tests – the SAT, ACT and/or PSAT!

For athletes, we help you to insure you meet NCAA or NAIA eligibility standards.

What about Funding?

You may be eligible for inhouse scholarships – academic or athletic as a result of the hard work you’ve put in.
Most students who need financial help will start with the FAFSA application (a must!). There are several other federal lending sources including grants. The size and funding for these programs also vary. Some may be large, federally-funded programs while
others are smaller, community-based programs. Other funding sources available include private grants and loans. More information is available at www.StudentAid.gov/federal-vs-private.

CPAP Features

Resources          
Applications
How to research schools
Requirements
  Academics
  Athletics
  School Selections
  Courses
Funding
Podcasts, Webinars
  Slide presentations/videos
BCSEF monthly blog (newsletter)
Guest Lecturers
  See content on website

CPAP Tips to Get You Started

Tips to improve your study skills:

   • Stay organized by making a “To Do” list. Stick to it.

   • Set goals for yourself.

   • Prioritize! A test tomorrow is more important than an assignment due next week.

   • Take good notes, and then be sure to review them carefully later.

   • Experiment a little. Where and when do you work best?