Sorority Offers H.S. Students a Way to Navigate College Admissions Process

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Sigma Theta Omega Chapter

The Sigma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. informs the public of its 2018-2022 new signature program, the College Admissions Process (#CAPsm), which is designed to assist students in their efforts to enter college by providing a hands-on approach that includes all the steps from researching various colleges to completing the application process.

Too many African American high school students lack the basic support needed to navigate through the college admissions process. Through #CAPsm, sorority chapters will partner with local high schools and youth groups to bridge the gap between high school and college by demystifying the college application and enrollment process. This educational initiative will extend to all colleges and universities, both Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and non-HBCUs.

#CAPsm is a step-by-step approach to facilitate college admissions from researching various institutions and submitting applications through completion of the enrollment process. Chapters will assist students in completing applications, preparing for the ACT and SAT, writing compelling personal statements, identifying scholarships and other financial aid, and compiling a portfolio to track college admissions results.

Through #CAPsm, AKA will improve the trajectory of the lives of talented young people by increasing their potential for success and laying the foundation for positive, productive and fulfilling lives.

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Applications are now available from high school counselors or can be obtained from Anise Hodge at 643-7453 or Allena Clifford at 626-9396. Deadline for submittal is March 16.

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