Countdown to College Program

What is Countdown to College Program?

Funded by the University of Michigan-Flint through EOI, the Countdown to College Program (CCP) was initiated in 2006-07 to enhance the institutional outreach to middle school and early high school students with a particular emphasis on students from under-represented groups such as those from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds and those from urban or other areas where the college access and success rates are significantly below the national average. The goal is to increase the number of students who will attend and be successful in post secondary education. This is achieved through day-long campus visits, programs, and workshops that are designed to inform, encourage and prepare students for the challenges of higher education. Throughout the academic school year entire classes of students (groups ranging up to 75 students) from Flint, Beecher, Westwood Heights and other area schools are invited to participate in the day-long activities on the UM-Flint campus.