About

This portal was created to share CollegePoint resources with advisors at all CollegePoint advising organizations. Information includes resources for financial aid, live and recorded webinars, convening-related materials and more.

For an overview of the CollegePoint initiative, you can view the CO2021 Virtual Kickoff Convening Handbook and learn more about the Leadership Team members here.

If you have suggestions for how we can improve this site, please email jhenielle@bloomberg.org!

You or your student can be featured on Social Media!

If you or your student(s) have a great story that we can share on CollegePoint’s social media, you can submit it here! We’re always looking for new stories to share.

Ambassadors

At CollegePoint, we love connecting our current students with CollegePoint Ambassadors – alumni of our program – because high school juniors and seniors find great value in speaking with current college students.

You will find resources on how to connect students throughout the year to support them in the college process from researching schools, submitting applications, making a decision and enrolling on campus.

See the complete guide to making connections here.

 

CollegePoint Schools

The CollegePoint Phone Book Access contact information for admissions officers and offices at CollegePoint Schools. View the complete Phone Book here.

The CollegePoint Schools list serves as an excellent point of reference in conversations with students around building a balanced list as well as a guide for reviewing lists that students have already created. These schools have high graduation rates, represent a diverse range of geographies and institution types, and include safety, match, and reach options for all CollegePoint students.

The CollegePoint Schools list includes 319 institutions that meet the following criteria:

  1. Undergraduate enrollment of 500 students or greater.
  2. Six-year graduation rates at or above 70% for three of the last five years. Six-year graduation rates must also have a five-year average (2010-11 through 2014-15) at or above 70%.
  3. Accredited and degree-granting as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The list also includes an additional 71 honors colleges at state institutions that have a graduation rate between 60% – 70%. Scroll down to see each list.

CollegePoint Schools Lists:

Institutions with graduations rates > 70%

Honors College List (honors programs at state schools with grad rates > 60% < 70%)

Updated for Class of 2022 on 3/17/21

 

Customized State Lists

The Customized List is a list of four CollegePoint Schools (including Honors Colleges and Programs) for both low- and moderate-income students from each state. There are two lists per state, one for low-income and one for moderate-income.

  1. Schools on the list are either in-state or in contiguous states (if no in-state options exist)
  2. Where applicable, institutions selected had the largest share of CollegePoint students who historically applied and enrolled at the institution.
  3. If there are more than four CollegePoint Schools in the state, CollegePoint identified the four with the lowest net prices based on the student profiles.
  4. In many cases, schools were chosen based on advisor recommendations.

Students are assigned a list based on their home state and their family’s income (low or moderate) and receive this via email shortly after intake. We encourage you to use these lists as a starting point for building a balanced college list.

View Customized State Lists here.
*please note lists have not yet been updated for CO2022 students

Convenings

Each summer and winter, we bring advisors together to strengthen our advising community, share best practices, learn new skills, and engage in deep discussion and collaboration. Click the links below to view recordings, presentations and more from each convening.

 

Resources

If you have a resource you would like to share with the CollegePoint community to support high-quality advising, please submit it here.

 

Virtual Kickoff Convening – Session Recordings (August 2020)
Counselor Resource Guide (developed by Swarthmore)
DACA/Undocumented Guide (College Advising Corps)
Student Resource: Tips for On/Off Campus Life in light of COVID-19 (crowdsourced from Midyear Symposia in Feb 2021)