COLLEGE ACCESS

From 9th grade to your first two years of college, the STRIVE Prep College Access team is here to support you.

Preparing for College: 

While you’re a student at STRIVE Prep, there are things you can do to be successful. 

  • Check in with your College Access advisor
  • Join sports and clubs
  • Take leadership roles
  • Do well academically and keep your GPA up
  • Prepare and study for the SATs, PSATs, etc.
  • Get to know yourself! Explore your passions so they align with your future goals. 

Exploring Alternative Pathways

There’s an important need for workers who have non four-year degree educations. Military, vocational, trade and other schools options are great choices for future careers.  Let us help you explore all the different possibilities and pathways!

Much of your college success is within your control. Check out this Your First Year of College guide to learn habits and advice to stay on track during college.

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Junior and Senior Seminar Classes

 During students junior and senior year of high school, students participate in seminar classes focused on preparing them for college: through projects, students will also familiarize themselves with college acceptance requirements and processes such as financial aid, career outlook, analyzing their personal strengths and weaknesses, developing a growth mindset, practicing realistic goal setting and planning. Our students also complete the bulk of their college application materials in these classes as well as receiving college advising support.

 

 

College Advising

Our college access team is able to provide personalized advising for scholars to researching and applying for college, finding and applying for scholarships, and choosing the college or university that is the best match for our scholars needs academically, financially, and personally.

Your First Year of College:

STRIVE Prep Alumni Support is here for you

  • Financial aid
  • Tutoring 
  • Mentoring and advice
  • Switching degree programs
  • Adjusting to your new life
  • Time management
  • Homework techniques
  • Feeling overwhelmed and stressed
  • Resources and support beyond the classroom
  • Overcoming failing grades

Whether it’s an item listed above, or you have something else on your mind, please reach out. Your happiness and success are important to us. 

Peer Mentoring Program

Through a combination of group and one-to-one
discussions, the STRIVE Prep peer mentoring program
gives new college students the support they need to
succeed on campus. They connect with former STRIVE
Prep students who have been attending college and
are able to share insider information and details that
only current students could provide. Mentors will share
their knowledge and expertise, building their own
leadership and communication skills in the process.

Alumni Support

Is committed to supporting our alumni scholars in making a successful transition to college through a variety of different support services and ensuring they have access to the tools and support they need on their path towards degree completion. 

Your Second Year of College:

STRIVE Prep Alumni Support is here for you

  • Connecting with campus resources 
  • Internships and study-aborad opportunities 
  • Continued college advising 
  • Financial aid support 
  • Scholarship searches 
  • Overcoming failing grades
  • Support w/ Transferring colleges/universities

Contact information:

Dawn Gallardo-Romero, Alumni Support Manager
dromero@striveprep.org303-618-2603

Allyson Gunn, Alumni Support Coordinator
agunn@striveprep.org, 508-982-0775

General Academic Calendar

 

Fall Semester

April – June New student orientation begins
August Classes Begin
August to September Last day of late registration and drop/add period
October 1 FAFSA Renewal
October to November Spring Semester Registration Begins
October to November Course withdrawal deadlines
December Classes End
 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Semester

  January Classes Begin
  January to February Last day of late registration and drop/add period
  April 1 Denver Scholarship Foundation Deadline
  April to May Classes End

General post-secondary academic calendar

 

Fall Quarter

September Classes Begin
October 1 FAFSA Renewal
December Classes End

Winter Quarter

 
January Classes Begin
March Classes End

Spring Quarter

 
January Classes Begin
April 1 Denver Scholarship Foundation Deadline

 

June    Classes End

 

Visit your college’s website for specific key dates.