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  • CollegeTracks
  • 8737 Colesville Road
    Suite 1010
  • Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • 703-898-1459
  • 2003

Program Description

CollegeTracks' Mission

CollegeTracks works to improve college access and success for MCPS students most at risk of not getting to college-low-income, first generation college bound, immigrant, minority youth.

Why CollegeTracks?

Too many smart, motivated MCPS students do not go to college, or don't go to the college where they are most likely to succeed, simply because they do not know how to apply and get financial aid.

CollegeTracks helps kids who know no adult with enough experience in the American higher education system to guide them through the complicated admission and financial aid process.

The CollegeTracks Model

Full-time CollegeTracks staff and volunteers work individually with students and families at Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Paint Branch, Quince Orchard, Watkins Mill, and Wheaton High Schools to advise and support them through the milestone activities required to get admitted to college and find enough financial aid to attend.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1100
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 600
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 25% and 50%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Goucher College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Trinity Washington University
  • University of Maryland-College Park

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 55%