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College Access Centers

Who We Are

ECMC The College Place helps people of all ages pursue opportunities for postsecondary education. We use the umbrella term “college” to refer to all types of education beyond high school, including certificate programs, career and technical education (CTE), apprenticeships, community college and four-year college. We primarily focus on providing a broad range of resources to underserved populations. Our mission is to help students succeed.

The College Place has college access centers in eight locations: one each in California, Colorado, Connecticut and Oregon and two in Minnesota and Virginia. Our services are free and available to students and families in our communities.

What We Do

  • Promote the benefits of education beyond high school
  • Provide guidance on how to pay for higher education
  • Encourage and support individuals in pursuing their education goals
  • Assist and respond to questions, issues and concerns regarding higher education
  • Provide information as it relates to admissions, enrollment and financial aid
  • Make use of available technology to help prospective students plan for college

What We Offer

  • Individual assistance completing applications for admission, financial aid and scholarships
  • College resource guides covering a range of topics related to preparing for and going to college
  • Internet access for researching educational information and scholarship opportunities
  • Access to career assessment tools
  • Assistance developing educational plans
  • Participation at college fairs, community events and other awareness activities
  • One-on-one mentoring: in person, virtual, phone, text or email
  • Small group workshops on topics of interest
  • Encouragement, support and accountability

Students, sign up to receive personalized emails and texts here.

All TCP services are provided free of charge.