If you are a high school senior and a student-athlete with hopes of continuing your athletic career in college…“you must register” to be NCAA eligible. You must register with the governing body of all college athletics. That would be the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA’s registration process determines whether you are eligible to participate […]
Selecting an HBCU: Empowering Your Educational Journey
You’ve made it to high school – the finish line is nearing. As you enter this golden time of your academic career, you may wonder, is it too early to think about college? In a word, no! In fact, wise students are actively preparing for college as high school seniors and even earlier. Be it college fairs or SAT prep sessions, campus visits or application workshops, black college planning is a long and involved journey.
With so many stresses facing modern high schoolers parents may wonder if adding college pressures to the mix too early could be too much. The truth is, competition for college funds is stiff, and more than one bill-laden college student or parent will confirm that it’s never too early to look for college funds. Luckily, we live in an era of college scholarships for high school seniors and even college scholarships for high school juniors.
Check out our articles on these early routes to college funding, tips to preparing for college, advice on finding a pre-college mentor and more. Let our black college planning articles help make this journey less stressful!
Choosing a College Far Away from Home: Pros and Cons
Deciding to move far away or to stay close to home can be a tough decision when choosing a college. Here are some key factors to consider in your decision.
U-CAN Launches 10 City HBCU Recruiting Tour on West Coast
Thousands of students from Sacramento, the East Bay and San Francisco Bay Area, the Central Valley and the Inland Empire will gather at churches schools, and community centers, to explore the possibilities of attending college at one of the United College Action Network’s (U-CAN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) partners. High school students will […]
Black Male College Explorers Program Making A Difference
The Black Male College Explorers Program (BMCEP) aims to provide students, specifically black males considered as being “at high risk”, the opportunity to thrive in a safe educational environment. The main goal of the program is to identify students who are potential high school dropouts and prevent them from dropping out as well as increase […]
National College Fair: Spring 2014 Schedule
College fair season is here, and by the start of January, college-bound students should be ready to attend at least one of these fairs. Early birds can attend as soon as February, but there are college fairs as late as May. If you already have a number of schools in mind, it’s best to turn […]
Black College Expo 2014 to Showcase 50 HBCUs
The Black College Expo will be back for its 15th year in 2014. This exciting expo will provide resources and information to prospective students, helping them to gain the information and confidence they need to achieve their educational goals. This expo is what is known as an “infotainment” fair … which simply means that it […]
Helping Your Teen Overcome Common Social Challenges
Today’s teens face a host of problems. From drugs to alcohol, unwanted pregnancy and suicide, there has never been a more difficult time to be a teenager. By identifying and understanding the most common social problems among teenagers, you can help them cope with this troubling time in their lives. Drug Use Illegal drugs are […]
Maintaining a Long Distance Relationship – Tips for High School Sweethearts
It can’t be helped. Your high school sweetheart got accepted in another school several states away, but you refuse to break up because of distance. The question is: will a long distance relationship work? College may simply be a few years, and that would hardly make a dent if you consider how long forever is, […]