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Realize Your College Potential Campaign

Select students in the classes of 2016-2018 received personalized packets in the mail with guidance and resources to help them apply to college. These packets included:

  • College Search Kickoff Mailing: Students received information designed to help them begin exploring colleges, including BigFuture resources, a checklist of application-related activities, and a personalized starter list of colleges. The personalized list of schools was based on where other students from their area, who share their strong PSAT/NMSQT® performance, attended college, and successfully graduated. The list was intended to provide examples that may help students in the early stages of college exploration.

    Select students may have also received additional college application fee waivers and free flexible score reports. Additional college application fee waivers and free flexible score reports were made available to evaluate the appropriateness of policies and identify recommendations for improvements.

    Download a sample of the brochure and additional samples of starter college lists that were sent to the class of 2018.

  • Financial Aid Kickoff Mailing: Students who received the college search kickoff mailing may have also received a follow-up packet with valuable information about how to apply for financial aid and a checklist to help them complete the FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE applications, and advice on how to find and apply for scholarships using BigFuture’s Scholarship Search tool. A list of free resources from the U.S. Department of Education and the College Board was also in the packet. Download a sample of the brochure here.