College Access Project

The Ayers Institute has partnered with the Tennessee College Access and Success Network to produce an innovative professional learning tool for any college access professional.  We know college access mentoring requires specific skills and knowledge that are rarely, if ever, formally taught.  Our goal is to build a cohort of college access leaders across the state, equipped with the tools to be agents of change in their schools and communities.

Focusing also on the non-academic factors of entering college, this course is a unique approach to training professionals, who work with young people, and high school counselors alike.  Each strand is facilitated and discussion based to allow participants to share ideas and gain insights into the various environments in which college access takes place.  The course is offered in five learning strands:

View a replay of the FREE "FAFSA Follow Through" webinar.

View the 2015 CAP strand content and schedule.

Register for any strand of the CAP course.

Request renewed access to a CAP strand you have taken previously.

Creating a College-going Culture- Jan 19, 2015

Ethics of College Access Counseling- March 30, 2015     Registration Deadline- March 9, 2015

Working with Young People- June 8, 2015     Registration Deadline- May 18, 2015

The College Admissions Process- August 17, 2015     Registration Deadline July 27, 2015

Paying for College- October 26, 2015     Registration Deadline October 5, 2015

The strands will be begin in January, running in order all year long.   Sign up for any combination of strands, but the College Access Coach title will only be given to participants that complete all five strands.  The course is $875, or $175 a strand.  Districts or organizations, who would like to register 20 or more participants per strand, will receive a discount and should contact the Ayers Institute directly to register.  

TASL credit is available for all strands.  Graduate credit is also available upon the completion of all five strands.  Three graduate credit hours from Lipscomb University can be transcripted for $1000.  Please contact the Ayers Institute directly to complete this process. 

This course is made available through a partnership with:

Read more about their work here-Increasing College Success