Creation date: 2017
Sector of activity: Education
Social issue: Education (access to education and skills)
College Prep U offers educational planning services, helping students cope during the college admission process. Their services include support when completing the admission applications, assistance in choosing a major, interviews, curriculum, scholarships, preparatory exams, summer programs, etc.
“Our clients are high school students between ninth and twelfth grades.” explains Jamarius Johnson, CEO of College Prep U. “We use workshops and individual sessions to reduce the stress that students feel during the university selection process. Parents appreciate this service because we offload the anxiety they feel during the process.”
“We offer a complete service unlike any of its kind in Alabama.” says Jamarius. “We help students get into university, saving time and money. Our company offers personality tests that allow us to assess a student, helping him or her choose the academic trajectory that best suits his or her personality.” This project uses social media as a tool to get to get to know – virtually – the university, its department, and student life. This helps them decide if they like a university more than another. The scholarship search service helps them avoid the rising cost of student debt.