Most college systems weren’t built for today’s students, so they can be tough to navigate. For students who are the first in their family to attend college, it can be even harder without the guidance of someone who’s been there.
College Possible Minnesota provides students with free, personalized support – for a minimum of 6 years – for students to find their best-fit colleges, fund their education, and thrive through degree completion.
Ashley, a graduate of Roseville High School was one such student. She is currently a junior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, majoring in business and marketing education.
Ashley first learned about College Possible through her older sister, who was also involved in the program. Ashley emphasized the importance of her sibling motivating her to join the College Possible program and ultimately pursuing college. She also credits her high school coach Kylie for supporting her through ACT preparations and the complicated process of finding and applying to universities.
Ashley remembers that Kylie was especially helpful when she was applying for the Wallin Scholarship, and while she was transitioning from a COVID-19, virtual-first, learning environment to in-person college classes. These conversations about time management and transitioning back to in-person learning continued throughout her freshman year of college with her new college coach.
“Without College Possible, I feel like people wouldn’t know much about how to apply to college,” says Ashley. “I think there would also be less interest in attending college. College Possible helped me with so many things like test prep, campus visits, and so much more.” After college, Ashley hopes to pursue a career in marketing, advertising, or business and project management.
College Possible focuses on the whole student journey, not just the application process or scholarships. We help empower them to be successful college graduates with vibrant, meaningful careers. Do you know a student who would be interested in joining College Possible Minnesota? Learn more about Minnesota’s partner school and eligibility.