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Collegiate Directions, Inc.

  • Collegiate Directions, Inc.
  • 4827 Rugby Avenue
    Suite 001
  • Bethesda, MD 20814
  • 301-907-4877

Program Description

Spanning the six years from 10th grade to the end of college, this thorough guidance strengthens Scholars skills and empowers each to create a blueprint for success. Using a multi-faceted approach that includes mentoring, tutoring, counseling, and family support, we spend more than six years with Scholars, providing the guidance and expertise needed for successful graduation. From the beginning, the CDI program has provided invaluable services like college and financial aid counseling, test preparation, and campus transition support �¢?? working with Scholars and their families through college graduation.

Success Stories

"Before I became part of the program I had a fairly narrow view of the colleges I would be able to attend. The part that I found most important about the program was the amnner in which CDI made my mother feel [that she was] a part of it all." - Wendy Avelar, Cornell University '11

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 2%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 19%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 37%
  • Other: 2%
  • African American: 40%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 50
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 100
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • American University
  • Boston College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Dickinson College
  • Goucher College
  • Lehigh University
  • Princeton University
  • Trinity Washington University
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 97%