College access mentoring requires specific skills and knowledge that are rarely, if ever, formally taught.  The Ayers Institute College Access Project (CAP) is a series of courses that provide innovative professional learning tool for any college access professional.  Our goal is to build a cohort of college access leaders across the state of Tennessee, equipped with the tools to be agents of change in their schools and communities.

This is the College Admissions Process strand of the College Access Project developed by the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation in partnership with the Tennessee College Access and Success Network.

This strand provides college counselors with information and resources needed to guide students through the college admissions process. 

In this course, participants will:

  • Connect with other college access counselors
  • Learn about available resources
  • Consider the steps in the college admissions process
  • Build a portfolio of useful tools

This is the Paying for College strand of the College Access Project developed by the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation in partnership with the Tennessee College Access and Success Network.

This strand provides college counselors with information and resources needed to guide students through the college admissions process and paying for college.  In this course, participants will:

  • Connect with other college access counselors
  • Understand Cost of Attendance and determine how it is calculated
  • Explore how to demystify costs for students and families
  • Understand processes involved with applying for financial aid
  • Build a portfolio of useful tools