College Prep Scholars Application Progress Guide

Welcome to our Application Progress Guide for the 2017 College Prep Scholars Program. We hope that it will help you stay on track and complete your application! The deadline is March 22, 2017.

Please note that you may complete the application in any order you'd like, and that even if you have not completed the suggested sections for a particular week, you can still go back and complete these sections at anytime.

General Resources:

Weekly Sections:

  1. Week of 2/13: Recommendation
  2. Week of 2/20: Household and Income Section
  3. Week of 2/27: Essay
  4. Week of 3/6: Academic Section
  5. Week of 3/13: Review
  6. Week of 3/20: Submit your application by March 22

Week of 2/13: Recommendation

The Student Resource Center: Applying for College



Recommendations FAQ


Secure a Great Recommendation

Get your questions answered about recommendations for the College Prep Scholars Program.

Tuesday, February 21
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

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Bridge Badge

Earn the Recommender Badge by registering your recommender.

Week of 2/20: Household and Income Section

Income and Assets Guide

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Household and Income Section FAQ

Video Tutorials

Bridge Badge

Earn the Household Badge by filling out the Household page.

Week of 2/27: Essay Writing

The Student Resource Center: Applying for College

Writing Essays

The Bridge Blog Posts

QuestCast: Crafting a College Essay

Learn how to write an essay that shares your unique story!

Thursday, March 9
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

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Download our Crafting a College Essay Brainstorming Worksheet >>

Bridge Badge

Earn the Writing Badge by completing your essay and short answers.

Week of 3/6: Academic Section


Bridge Badge

Earn the Coursework Badge by filling out your coursework and the Transcript Badge by uploading your high school transcript.

Week of 3/13: Review
  • Visit your Review page to identify any errors or missing information.

  • Check your entire application to make sure you answered all the questions and to proofread for any typos or grammatical mistakes.

  • Check your application proof to be sure all your responses appear the way you would like them to. Watch for any cut-off text or other issues that you should fix before submitting.

Before or by 3/22: Submit
  • Even if your recommendation has not been submitted, submit your application by the deadline. (And then remind your recommender to submit online as soon as possible.)
  • Earn the last Bridge Badge by submitting your application by Wednesday, March 22, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.