College Outreach USA (COUSA) is dedicated to identifying under-served students from any of the following groups: Minority-; Inner city; Low to middle income families; International students from any income level; students whose parent(s) are/were employed by the military, police, or as a firefighter***.
Sir Francis Bacon said, "Knowledge is power." The colleges want to put the knowledge of college admissions and financial aid back in the hands of the students where its power can do the best. Therefore, we reach out to students during their middle and high school years so they have the information early enough to be able to plan and apply to college.
"The early bird catches the worm." To add some clarity to this segment of COUSA, we are going to call the generic information received by the seventh and eighth grade students, college guidance. Starting in ninth grade we begin the college placement process as we disseminate specific college information so that by the time each student reaches eleventh grade they will have been guided to the proper academic level of college they should attend. Meanwhile the student information we receive is noted by each college and an early file is started about the student at every academic level. We would not encourage a student without advanced level courses to apply to a top tier college, unless his college guidance counselor feels differently.
*** Each group mentioned in the above paragraph will have the ability to identify themselves on the student sign up form.
This website is designed to provide information to several different groups. Please select the appropriate choice below, and you will be linked to information that is most relevant to you.
If you have any additional questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 407-654-0907.