Overview of College Now Services

High School Students & Families


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 outside of school hours. You can read more about and register for our programs below.

Interested in partnering with College Now to bring student-focused programming to your organization? College Now can tailor programs to fit your organization’s needs.

Student Mentorship in Cleveland


 impact! is a five week-long program that focuses on entrance exam preparation and college and career readiness. This program, funded by the Ohio Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, is administered by College Now Greater Cleveland.


Xplore is College Now’s after school program that focuses on college and career readiness, travel and finding the major that’s best for students. Each session focuses on a meta-major that students deep-dive into. The most exciting part? A weeklong trip is associated with each meta-major!

College Fair Cleveland, Ohio

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.

College Fair Cleveland, Ohio

ACT/SAT Bootcamps

This program provides students with ACT or SAT test preparation. These 4 day, 16 hour sessions are completely free of charge and all required materials are provided at no cost. The Summer 2023 ACT/SAT Boot Camps are in-person at each site and attendance is required to participate.

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.