What Is the College Access Program?
BUDL’s College Access program is dedicated to helping students reach their post-secondary goals. Through the program, student debaters have the opportunity to engage in comprehensive activities designed to promote college readiness. Students work one-on-one with BUDL staff to create individualized college and career goals, and are given the tools to complete their personalized college application process.
Creating a culture of college readiness is easy for debaters, their learned communication and self advocacy skills easily translate to success on a college campus! BUDL’s commitment to student achievement extends beyond high school debate and into the realm of collegiate debate. With access to resources and scholarships, BUDL debaters get a competitive edge on their college debate plans!
Each year our CAP helps high school debaters start and complete the transition to college! BUDL students have access to the following resources:
- Countdown 2 College Retreat Each summer to kick off the school year
- College Access Program at BUDL summer debate camps
- One on one academic advising, including transcript review
- Access to monthly college planning workshops
- Trips to college campuses
- Help completing college applications
- SAT/ACT and college application fee waivers
- Help writing essays for college and scholarship applications
- Financial aid & FAFSA assistance
- Access to Internet connected computer labs to search for college, career, and financial aid opportunities
- Personalized college advising, college prep, and career development workshops
- College, financial aid, and scholarship resource materials, brochures, applications, and catalogues
- SAT, ACT and other standardized testing materials and prep classes
- Guidance in the financial aid and scholarship process
It’s never too early to start planning for college!
Our Elementary and Middle School Program helps students understand the tools to a successful academic career. High attendance, good grades, and useful study skills are the focus of the College Access Program for EMS students.