Welcome to the College Prep Program at APL!
The College Prep Program (CPP) has provided individualized advice, assisted with college applications, given students tools to succeed in college, and put program alumni on paths to achieve big dreams. CPP has been successful in mentoring and advising 100 students to date. CPP meets on Saturdays during the summer for 15 classes, totaling of about 100+ student contact hours. Students make a commitment to the program of an additional two hours of homework each night.
The program has several major components: selecting a college, applying to college, financial aid, planning for success, professionalism, and test preparation. Motivational guest speakers, fun team projects, and campus tours are also important aspects of the summer. This program is unique in that it leverages an all-volunteer staff to help students who have demonstrated strong academic potential and a commitment to success, but who have a knowledge and opportunity gaps in reaching their potential. The program has a strong mentoring component that focuses not only on the mechanics of completing applications and navigating the SAT exam, but also goal setting, exploring careers, and succeeding once enrolled in college. Program participants are introduced to and encouraged to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields.
Our 2013 Summer Program is complete - in August we graduated 24 new students!
Next year will be our 6th program session, and we look forward to recruiting a new class of approximately 20-25 students through a competitive admissions process.
Applications will be released in March 2014.
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100 students have participated in this program
Class of 2011 Results
95% of CPP graduates plan to earn degrees in a STEM field
100% plan to earn a graduate degree after completing college
75 volunteers, mostly JHU/APL STEM Professionals
Alumni Longitudinal Survey (through Class of 2011)
Survey of all program alumni completed (93% response rate)
100% of students in college, or on track to apply senior year
Median college GPA is 3.5
86% of all students plan to pursue a graduate degree
72% interested in a STEM field
Continuing communication plan for program alumni
100% of students reported that program was beneficial
2013 Results expected