Range of Services
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The nature and content of college transition programs vary widely. Some programs offer minimal academic counseling while more comprehensive programs offer a broad array of intensive college preparatory services. Comprehensive programs typically provide the following services:
- Academic enrichment activities that enhance the curriculum including tutoring, summer school, after-school programs, and extra coursework;
- Information sharing to educate students and parents about college options, testing and admission requirements, financial aid procedures, and campus life;
- Mentoring by a peer or adult that provides educational and social support; and
- Social enrichment activities that provide students with the opportunity to learn leadership skills, set-goals, visit college campuses, and explore the arts.