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College Readiness Program


The College Readiness Program is a year round program that focuses on providing ACT prep and College & Career Preparation to low income, first generation and underserved populations.

Program Overview

The College Readiness Program has three components:

Spring Semester – Junior Year (January-May)

  • Parent & Student Orientation
  • 8 Saturday College & Career Readiness Workshops will be held throughout January-May. Topics include; College 101, ACT Prep, Communication & Time Management Skills & Community Involvement.

Summer (June)

  • Residential Program (3 days, 2 nights on the UNM Campus)
  • Leadership & Team building activities
  • Introduction to UNM Departments and student success programs

Fall Semester - Senior Year (August-November)

  • 7 Saturday College & Career Readiness Workshops will be held throughout August-November. Topics include, financial literacy, college/scholarship essays, scholarships, and admissions, resumes, choosing a major & completing the FAFSA.
Participants work with mentor/tutors and staff throughout the program who support them as they put their new skills and information into practice.
*Workshops are usually every other Saturday from 830-1030am. Light snacks are provided. 

Why Apply?

  • Gain the skills and resources to successfully navigate the college application process and prepare yourself for college life.
  • One-on-one support and feedback
  • FREE ACT – CPP will pay for up to 3 ACT tests. Student eligibility depends on class & summer program attendance. 

Who should apply?

  • Current High School Juniors who reside in the ABQ/Metro Area
  • Low income and/or first generation and/or be in an underserved population
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA


FREE!* 25 students are selected for this free year round college & career readiness program. 

*Transportation to and from camp at UNM on the 1st & last day of summer programming & Saturday sessions must be provided by the parent/guardian or student.

Ready to Apply? Click HERE to Apply Online