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

• Summer Residential Camp (3 nights and 4 days) - College Readiness Participants will stay overnight in the UNM dorms and experience the academic and social life the university offers. The summer session consists of leadership activities, team building exercises, tours and presentations from UNM programs and colleges.

• ACT Prep & College and Career Readiness (Acaedmic Year) - Participants will complete a Mock ACT and will be given scores to use as they work through ACT prep curriculum throughout the fall semester. Students will also participate in college & career readiness curriculum designed to help students prepare for the college application process, choosing a major & career and developing career readiness skills.

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 attendance. 

Who should apply?

  • Current High School upcoming Sophomores and Juniors who reside in New Mexico.
  • Low income and/or first generation and/or be in an underserved population.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA

Summer 2024 Program

  • Summer Camp Dates: TBA.


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


The College Readiness Program Application is DUE Friday June 7, 2024 by 5 pm (MDT).

Click HERE to Apply Online