The transition to college is challenging. We can help!
Heading to college? Not sure what you need to do? If your school has excellent college counseling services and plenty of counselors to meet each student's need, you're in great shape for the challenges ahead. If not, you can count on us for information to ease the transition so you can succeed.
Is your child ready for college entrance exams? - Take the Quiz
Like any involved parent, you are concerned about your student’s ability to enter the testing room with confidence and achieve high marks on their ACT or SAT test. Take this short quiz to find out if your child is ready to take their college entrance exams.
Study Smart! - Register Now
Doorway to College Foundation’s Study Smart! class provides middle and high school students with powerful techniques to make studying effective, efficient, and even fun.
Your student will learn helpful tips to —
- Understand their learning style
- Minimize distractions
- Set realistic and achievable goals
- Get organized
- Take efficient notes
- Memorize effectively
- Manage time and set boundaries on commitments
- Deal with school anxiety
- And much more!
Format: Live, 2 1/2-hour, interactive class hosted on the high school campus.
Recorded Online Class - Buy Now
With the Study Smart!™ study skills recording, students have the opportunity to learn and practice helpful study skills at their own pace and in the privacy of their own homes.
For best results, your student will need the following:
- Computer or tablet with high-speed Internet connection
- Quiet location
- Headset (extremely helpful, but optional)
- Pen or pencil
- Downloadable pdf of the Study Smart! study skills student booklet (provided on the web with purchase)
The webinar recording is available for viewing any time for one full year from date of purchase.
E-Books - Browse Now
Doorway to College Foundation has published a series of free and low-cost e-books for college-bound students and their parents, covering topics such as study skills, college visits, applications and more.
Kickstart to College - Register Now
When it comes time to apply to college, will your student be ready? With a nationwide average of 471 students to 1 counselor, most students don't get enough time with their high school counselor to feel fully prepared to apply to college. Kickstart to College workshops fill that gap.
Kickstart to College workshops provide counselor-approved information that will equip your student — and you — to succeed on the journey ahead. Each interactive workshop is specific to the needs of students at the specified grade levels. Here are a few of the topics we'll cover:
Kickstart to College I™ (9th and 10th Graders)
- Explore colleges & careers
- Make a plan for your future
- Build your college resume
- Create habits of success
- Plan how you'll pay for college
- Beware of social media mistakes
- Much more!
Kickstart to College II™ (11th and 12th Graders)
- Goal-setting and strategic planning
- Campus visits
- College admissions tests
- College applications
- Financial aid
- Building your team
- Much more!
The workshops are free to students and parents, courtesy of local sponsors.