The College Knowledge Project

Over the past two years, a team of organizations conducted student focus groups across the state to determine ways to support College Bound students in high school. Focus groups and surveys with over 800 primarily College Bound Scholarship students from urban, suburban and rural communities found that College Bound Scholarship and the steps to prepare for college are not well understood.

As a solution, the College Knowledge project emerged - 23 student tested and approved digital handouts that encompass 6 chapter topics: All About College & Career, Getting Ready, College Bound Scholarship, Paying for College, Applying for College, and Enrolling in College. Each handout tackles a specific subtopic and can be used flexibly as an additional student resource to compliment your programming. You can download individual pages, all 23 handouts as a comprehensive "handbook" for students, by chapter to provide a robust set of materials on a single topic, or download a specific grade level packet. Additionally, many of these handouts will also be appropriate for students in middle school. All digital handouts are available in the top 5 languages spoken at home by students: English, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

College Knowledge Materials - English
College Knowledge Materials - Spanish
College Knowledge Materials - Russian
College Knowledge Materials - Somali
College Knowledge Materials - Vietnamese

Complete College Knowledge Book

English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

College Knowledge Glossary

English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

By Grade

These packets come with a grade level specific month by month timeline and corresponding digital handouts.

9th Grade Packet
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

10th Grade Packet
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

11th Grade Packet
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

12th Grade Packet
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

By Chapter

This set of digital handouts are grouped together by chapter theme.

Chapter 1 - All About College and Career
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Chapter 2 - Getting Ready
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Chapter 3 - The College Bound Scholarship
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Chapter 4 - Paying for College
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Chapter 5 - Applying for College
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Chapter 6 - Enrolling in College
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Individual Digital Handout Pages

Benefits of Going to College
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

College and Career Connection
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Types of Colleges
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

All About Apprenticeships
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

All About High School
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Picking the Right High School Classes
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Building Your College Profile
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Preparing for Your Senior Year
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

The College Bound Scholarships: All About it
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

The College Bound Scholarship: The Pledge
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

The College Bound Scholarship: Accessing it
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Ways to Pay for College
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Scholarships
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

All About FAFSA
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

All About WASFA
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Research Colleges
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Parts of a College Application
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

How to Apply
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Making Your Decision
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Transitioning to College
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

What to Expect Your First Term
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

College Resources You Need to Use
English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Terms of Use

This content and its components are offered for informational purposes. By accessing and using these resources, we are asking that you refrain from:

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The College Knowledge Team

This work is made possible due to the generous time, effort and contribution across several organizations:

Additionally, students, practitioners, and educators across Washington reviewed and provided expert feedback on all content and design elements.

Some of these materials may contain links to third party websites as well as content or items belonging to or originating from third parties. These links are provided as a courtesy and we have no control over content or information on those sites. Please contact us if you or your organization have any usage questions at info@wcan.org.

Order Complete College Knowledge Books

Thank you for your interest in our College Knowledge booklets!
On behalf of the College Knowledge content development team, we are pleased to offer a limited supply of booklets at cost, printed and shipped directly to your organization. You can order booklets by completing the attached order form and submitting to info@wcan.org.

Support Hours
Any question on the ordering process? You can contact us anytime via email at info@wcan.org or call us Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm 1-877-655-4097 ext. 8