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College-Bound Seniors

Deciding on your 3E pathway can bring about many exciting questions. Below you'll find tools and resources should you choose to "Enroll" in a college or university.

  • Join our Schoology College Knowledge Group via code: TSFZ-GXKG-4D5DX

How to Prepare

seniors in gowns holding diplomasNo matter your grade level, there are activities a student and their family can do to prepare for college.

  • Explore our Bearcat Tracker: This colorful guide co-created with University of Cincinnati provides opportunities and preparation activities for students in grades 8-12 to prepare for college at any university.
  • Download the UC Mobile App to have Bearcat Tracker on the go:
  • Think about your course choices. Competitive colleges will want to see that students took challenging coursework. This can include honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment coursework. Explore what your high school offers or visit the College Credit Plus page for more information on dual enrollment opportunities for Cincinnati Public Schools students.
  • Learn about the language of college to feel more informed in college tours.
  • Feel informed about changes that impact your enrollment in Fall 2020.

Financial Tools and Resources for College

College can require a large financial investment from a students and their family. There are several opportunities for CPS students to earn scholarship dollars to graduate from college with a smaller financial burden.

Learn How to Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA

More questions about going to college? Let us help! Fill out this form to contact the College Team.

Learn more about other 3E pathways (Enlist and Employ).

National HBCU Week

In recognition of National HBCU Week, The CPS Office of Secondary Education hosted a panel discussion to discuss the opportunities of attending a Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

This is the first in the Beyond The Tassel Series inviting alumni, staff and partners to share important information about postsecondary pathways with CPS students.

The panel was moderated by Woodward school counselor, Julie Hamilton (NCCU), and features CPS graduates Aliou Diouf (Dater/Central State), Aaron Harris (Withrow/Kentucky State), Kayla Lennon (Walnut Hills/Howard), and MiKayla Jordan (Clark/Fisk). This was made possible with the partnership of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Sigma Omega Chapter.

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Many of the College Engagement Opportunities are recorded. Find a college session recording here.

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