Welcome TO College MAP

Thank you for participating in College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence), a multi-year, group-mentoring program with active sites in 34 U.S. cities, including ours!

As part of the program, you will participate in monthly sessions that cover a variety of topics around the college-going process, including:

  • the benefits of going to college
  • exploring different types of colleges
  • preparing for the SAT and ACT
  • applying to colleges
  • applying for scholarships and financial aid
  • selecting the right college and major
  • interpreting financial aid packages
  • preparing for college life
  • sharpening professional skills
  • financial literacy

Our Philadelphia program has supported the journeys of Scholars and Collegians since 2009. As one of the inaugural cities to launch College Map, our program continues to appreciate the love and support we have received from our office. Thanks to you, we continue to expand our program and our impact!




CITY Program Leaders

Mike Shields, Executive Sponsor
Dave Burkavage, Executive Sponsor
Susan Murray, Executive Sponsor
Devin Cahill, Access Director
Ariel Johnson-Peredo, Persistence Director
 

Resources

The College Board
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
The College Scorecard
College MAP Brochure
The Common Application

Scholars and Collegians are saying...

“In college the thing you should look forward to the most is the beauty of how people that appear so different can be so much like you on the inside."
- William, Birmingham Collegian