Do college right.

College Success 101 is a one-day conference designed to increase college success in the Pittsburgh area.

Our Program

Each year, College Success 101 creates unique opportunities and provides enrichment for more than 200 high school students who have yet to reach their full potential, yet are highly motivated. Students are given information on the college search process, admission criteria, financial aid and scholarships, and more. Access to admission representatives from the tri-state area is also provided at an on-site college fair. This year, representatives from over 30 colleges and universities will be in attendance.

Next Event

TBA
9:00AM - 2:00PM.*

*date still tentative

Targeted Audience

Our targeted population comprises of students who are qualified to graduate from high school and go to college but they lack the information, support, and money. We specifically seek students with: Sophomore or Junior class status, Pittsburgh Public Schools student or residents of Pittsburgh, grade point average of 2.3 or above, and desires to go to college directly after high school. We recommend that students have a resume, unofficial transcript, and dress professionally.

Day's Agenda

The schedule includes busing students from their high school to the conference. Breakfast is provided and we begin the day with an opening speech from a local community leader. Then students break out to different program sessions which include: Financial Aid, What Colleges Should I Apply To?, Prepare for College by Marketing your Abilities, and Solving the Mystery of Majors. After the sessions, students will go to lunch, interact with college students in the CS101 Room, and attend the college fair. At the end of the day, students will go back to their respective high schools.

About Us

Founded in 1998, Carnegie Mellon’s Office of Undergraduate Admission has sponsored College Success 101, a one-day conference designed to aid in preparing high school sophomores and juniors throughout the Pittsburgh region for the college admission process.

Mission

The College Success 101 is a collaborative of college admission counselors and community leaders who want to promote the college-going culture in the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The executive committee consists of representatives from local colleges and universities: California University of Pennsylvania, Carlow University, Chatham University, Community College of Allegheny County, Investing Now Pitt, Northside Urban Pathways Charter School, Point Park University, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Promise, Penn State University, and Urban League of Pittsburgh.

Our vision is to empower students to be college and career ready in order to succeed in Pittsburgh and today’s global market.

Our purpose is to be a community initiative to help students’ college and career readiness, access, and success.

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Executive Committee

The executive committee consists of representatives from local colleges and organizations: California University of Pennsylvania, Carlow University, Chatham University, Community College of Allegheny County, Point Park University, Pittsburgh Promise, Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, Urban Pathways Charter School, and Urban League of Pittsburgh.

For more information on College Success 101, please contact Kathryn Bethea at kathryn@collegesuccess101.org. Registration inquiries should be forwarded to adjones@andrew.cmu.edu.

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