College Guidance & Support

KIPP Through College & Career provides students guidance and support—ensuring they have the resources and self-advocacy skills needed to attain a college degree. The KTC team builds strong partnerships with the universities where KIPPsters attend, counsels alumni about financial aid, course selection, career paths, and provides access to important on- and off-campus resources.

Ensuring College Readiness

  • Rigorous High School Education

    KIPP schools’ curricula are rigorous, standards-based, and carefully designed to prepare each child to succeed in college, career, and life beyond.

  • College Selection & Matching

    Experienced KTC advisors support all KIPP DC students and alumni through a mix of personalized programs, selection counseling, and application support to help each student choose the best path after graduation.

  • ACT Preparation

    KTC provides KIPP DC students and alumni with ACT support to help each student maximize their chances of continuing on to their top choice school.

  • Financial Aid

    KTC offers a variety of programs including financial aid nights, financial planning workshops, and scholarship application support to help guarantee that each student has the financial resources that are necessary to move onto college.

College Transition

College Ambassador Program

 The College Ambassador Program is a part of KIPP’s larger effort to connect all KIPP alumni on the same college campus or geographic area to ensure they persist through college. On campuses with significant numbers of KIPP alumni, a College Ambassador is selected to lead the cohort, assess student needs, and help their peers persist and graduate.

College Partnerships

KIPP has created college partnerships with institutions that share our belief that with the right support, all students can reach their educational and professional goals. Partner universities commit to not only admitting KIPP students, but also providing critical resources to ensure each student remains on track to receive a college degree.

College Completion

Of the KIPP DC students who matriculated to college, 35 percent have graduated from college. KIPP DC aims to reach a college matriculation rate of 85 percent and a college graduation rate of 50 percent.