RUNWAY

A Wiser Path to College

Whether your students need a place to land, a place to launch, or a place to shine, we're here to help them reach their goals. We're proud to introduce Runway, a series of college planning programs and resources. And we're giving them to you, free of charge.

  • Runway is live, including the first half of our course for seniors, resources for educators, and guidance for underclassmen.
  • The second half of the senior course will be online by October 6th, with updates throughout the fall as the admissions landscape changes.
  • Below you can join Runway as an educator, download a toolkit with everything you need to share with your families, or ask us a question.

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RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS INCLUDED WITH RUNWAY

 

Underclassmen

FRESHMEN TO JUNIORS

 

On-Demand Video Library
From COVID-19’s impact on college admissions, to guidance on activities, testing, and applications, our video library will help your students and parents get the latest advice from college admissions experts.

Guides
From guidance on searching for colleges to our step-by-step guide to completing the Common Application, we have information to share on the topics that families care most about.

Monthly Newsletter
Timely advice and reminders about important deadlines, all delivered right to your students' inboxes to keep them on track throughout the year.

Get Wise: College Admissions Explained 
Season 1 of our podcast explores the "universal truths" of college admissions, demolishing the most stubborn myths, lies, and misconceptions along the way.

Senior

SENIORS

 

The Collegewise Course for How to Apply to College in 2020

Our free, comprehensive program that will support your seniors who are planning to attend college. This course covers everything from the essential questions students should ask themselves before applying to college, all the way to digging into the mechanics of applications. This course covers:  
  • Why college and the value of college
  • Types of colleges
  • Building a College List
  • Testing Strategy in 2020
  • Choosing a Major
  • Managing Deadlines
  • FAFSA & CSS profile
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Application types
  • Supplemental Essays
  • Merit Scholarships
  • Honors Colleges
  • Application Decisions
  • And More
School

EDUCATORS

 

StriveScan Virtual College Fair
Let us organize and host presentations for your students to virtually explore college opportunities.

Letters of Recommendation Training
Training on how letters of recommendation are actually used in an admissions office, and how to best advocate for students of varying academic levels.

Monthly Newsletter
News, updates, and content on higher education, curated and delivered monthly to your inbox.  

Get Wise: College Admissions Explained 
Season 1 of our podcast explores the "universal truths" of college admissions, demolishing the most stubborn myths, lies, and misconceptions along the way.

WHY WE CREATED RUNWAY FOR STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS 


High schools and their students have faced unprecedented disorder and disruption this year. For those counselors who support students on the path to college, the admissions landscape feels ever-shifting, sometimes bewildering—hello, test-optional! And for those students who need help planning for college, guiding them towards their future has become even more challenging.

This past spring, as COVID-19 upended the admissions landscape, Collegewise teamed up with schools and districts to help students and parents navigate their most pressing questions by offering webinars, resources, advice, and perspective.

After input from educators throughout the country, we created Runway, a series of college planning programs and resources, carefully structured to give students and counselors of all backgrounds and circumstances the tips, tools, and timelines they need to reach their goals. 

WHAT EDUCATORS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR RESOURCES AND EXPERTISE

An outstanding resource for Arcadia High School families, the Collegewise team frequently delivers presentations and unique perspectives on college admission topics at our school. During the unprecedented changes surrounding the pandemic, they proved to be invaluable. Collegewise hosted webinars specifically for our families on Creative College Research Sleuthing and Highly Selective Admissions, bringing us the most up-to-date information and resources. Their level of professionalism and expertise throughout the process was evident, from set-up to delivery to correspondence after the event. We are grateful for their commitment to our community and we look forward to our continued partnership!

Amanda Fitts
Counselor, Arcadia High School

 

Collegewise is always proactive in reaching out to help the community by providing free webinars and resources on a variety of college admission topics. Their counselors know what they are doing & are experts in their field with extensive backgrounds in college admissions. Their philosophy & approach to college planning aligns with high school college advisors & counselors. Collegewise makes planning a webinar extremely easy; just email a request for a topic & they will work with you to set a date & coordinate the broadcast. All I had to do was advertise the event & it was an automatic success. Collegewise is a valuable college resource for schools, students, & parents. Thank you, Collegewise!

Becky Mertel
Guidance Specialist, Westlake High School

 

PARTNERS AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

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READY TO GET STARTED?

  • Runway is live, including the first half of our course for seniors, resources for educators, and guidance for underclassmen.
  • The second half of the senior course will be online by October 6th, with updates throughout the Fall as the admissions landscape changes.
  • Below you can join Runway as an educator, download a toolkit with everything you need to share with your families, or ask us a question.
  • And if you're interested in more, we’d love to have a brief call to discuss what that could look like to support you and your school.

JOIN RUNWAY

SHARE WITH STUDENTS

ASK A QUESTION