Student and Family

Programs and Services

Community-Based Programs

College Now partners with a number of community organizations – both corporate and non-profit – to bring its college access services to students in the places they frequent outside of school hours. Below are examples of the kinds of community-based programming we provide.

College Now will tailor programming to fit your organization’s needs.

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ACT & SAT Bootcamps

FREE ACT and SAT Prep Boot Camps

Summer 2021

Attention all high school students! College Now Greater Cleveland will be administering  ACT and SAT Prep Boot Camps!

Each Boot Camp is a 16-hour course in which students will learn about and practice each section of these high-stakes college admissions exams.

CPL Main Library (Virtual) – Register at

  • June 28 – July 1| 10AM – 2PM (ACT)
  • June 28 – July 1| 2PM – 6PM (SAT)

Garfield Heights Library (Virtual) – Register at

  • June 14 – 17 |  1PM – 5PM (ACT)
  • July 19 – 22 |  1PM – 5PM (SAT)

Maple Heights Library (Virtual) – Register at

  • July 12 – 15 |  1PM – 5PM (ACT)
  • July 19 – 22 |  1PM – 5PM (SAT)

Warrensville Heights Library (Virtual) – Register at

  • June 14 – 17 | 1PM – 5PM (ACT)
  • July 12-15 |  1PM – 5PM (SAT)

Parma High School (In-Person) – Register at

  • June 21 – 24 | 9AM – 1PM (ACT)
  • June 21 – 24 | 9AM – 1PM (SAT)

Program funded by MyCom and administered by College Now Greater Cleveland

Please contact Deadra Carlgren with any questions.

Cleveland Foundation College Now Scholars

The Cleveland Foundation College Now Scholars program is an initiative, funded by The Cleveland Foundation, which seeks to match the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s highest-achieving students with their “best-fit” postsecondary option. An intrusive advising approach is employed, as a College Now advisor works with students one-on-one and in groups to determine a student’s academic, financial,

social and environmental needs and find the higher education institutions that will meet those needs and set the students up for success on their campuses. Since beginning in 2011, the Cleveland Foundation College Now Scholars program has significantly increased not only the selectivity of schools students are enrolling in but also the amount of financial aid they are receiving to put toward their education.

Early Action for the Motivated Middle

The Early Action for the Motivated Middle Initiative, funded by KeyBank and the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, identifies CMSD students who are academically prepared for college (2.5 GPA and a 21-23 on the ACT) but are on the bubble in terms of the schools to which they would be accepted and the amount of financial aid they would receive. Participants receive hands-on ACT preparation designed to help them increase their scores and the amount of financial aid they will receive from colleges.


*impact! Is offering summer programming! To learn about our summer program, click here.

impact! is a program administered by College Now Greater Cleveland made possible with funds granted by the Ohio Department of Education through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The program is designed to enhance math & reading proficiency, improve students’ entrance exam scores and increase students’ college and career readiness. 

Students meet after school, Monday-Friday for eight weeks. They receive entrance exam training, “college knowledge” and go on college and career visits. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a $200 stipend and have the opportunity to have an internship with the program.

Rec Center Programming

Presented by The City of Cleveland and College Now Greater Cleveland, Rec Center Programming is designed to educate students about college and career possibilities through exploration activities including college tours, post-secondary workshops, career technical workshops, financial guidance, and FAFSA assistance.

Programming takes place over the course of 5 weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm. Two sessions are available:

Session 1: December 1 – January 14 (No session Dec 21 – Jan 3)

Session 2: January 19 – February 18

Click here to register.

If you have questions, please contact Deadra Carlgren via email at [email protected].

Note: Programming will be taking place online due to the coronavirus until further notice.

Transition to College

Calling all Class of 2021 Graduates! You’re invited to join College Now in our Transition 2 College Event!

College Now wants to celebrate you and all of the hard work you’ve put into college this far, so were hosting virtual events to provide information that may help you in your freshmen year of college. Those who attend will receive a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

To attend this event, you must be a graduate of CMSD.