About the College Possible Minnesota Tech-Connected High School Program

In 2015, College Possible launched a Tech-Connected program coaching high school students across the state of Minnesota. College Possible has a 17 year track record earning top-of-field results in the college access and success field. This innovative tech-connected model of our program brings College Possible's proven coaching to talented low-income students across the state of Minnesota through one-on-one mentoring.

Eligible students hold a 2.5 GPA or higher and come from a low-income background. Students in the program receive personalized coaching during their junior and senior year, including:

  • orientation to the college application process
  • ACT test preparation
  • college essay and application assistance
  • financial aid and scholarship application support
  • college selection and transition advising

In college, students continue to receive support through college graduation, including financial aid advising, study skill and self-advocacy development and connections to on-campus resources.

Learn more about the program and our partners* in our Program Profile.

Results

In the program's inaugural year, the 2015-16 school year, we served 118 students at 29 partner high schools across the state. 

In the 2016-17 program year, our students continued to achieve amazing results.

2016-17 junior program results:

  • 93 percent took the ACT 
  • 93 percent reported they feel their coaches listens to and cares for them

2016-17 senior program results:

  • 90 percent of seniors applied to college
  • 89 percent of seniors, the inaugural senior cohort, earned admission to college.

 

*Orono High School and Chaska High School have also become partners.