College Outreach USA


Mission Statement

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.

Students Take Note:

In order to become a registered student member of COUSA, you must currently be in grades 7 through 12.

Take your first step to becoming a College Outreach USA (COUSA) student member and register for an account.

The password must include a minimum of 8 characters, a maximum of 15 characters, within the characters one letter must be capitalized and you must have at least one number.

Mandatory fields are indicated by an asterisk (*).

Fill out the following form to sign-up as a College Outreach USA student.

Account Information

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Student Information Part I

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In which category(ies) of COUSA do you fit?


Inner City


Low Income Family







School Information

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Parent/Guardian Information

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Additional Student Information


The Scholar Athlete designation is for Division III, the Ivies, and any other college that only gives financial aid to Scholar/Athletes.

Men's Baseball
Men's Basketball
Men's Crew/Rowing
Men's Cross Country
Men's Fencing
Men's Field Hockey
Men's Football
Men's Golf
Men's Ice Hockey
Men's Lacrosse
Men's Martial Arts
Men's Rugby
Men's Skiing
Men's Soccer
Men's Squash
Men's Swimming
Men's Tennis
Men's Track and Field
Men's Triathlon
Men's Volleyball
Men's Wrestling
Women's Softball
Women's Basketball
Women's Crew/Rowing
Women's Cross Country
Women's Fencing
Women's Field Hockey
Women's Football
Women's Golf
Women's Ice Hockey
Women's Lacrosse
Women's Martial Arts
Women's Rugby
Women's Skiing
Women's Soccer
Women's Squash
Women's Swimming
Women's Tennis
Women's Track and Field
Women's Triathlon
Women's Volleyball
Women's Wrestling

If you want information from COLLEGE(S) which COLLEGE(s)? YOU may choose up to 15 colleges.

Albert Magnus College
American University
Boston University
Brown University
Clark University
Coe College
Denison University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fisk University
Fordham University
George Washington University
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Lawrence University
Marquette University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Quinnipiac University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Southern Methodist University
St. Lawrence University
Texas Christian University
Tuskegee University
United States Air Force Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tuskegee University
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
Washington & Lee
West Point

Please add up to three four year colleges, in which you have interest, that are not presently partners with COUSA.