The College Ambition Program (CAP) is a Michigan State University research study that helps high school students navigate the process of applying to college, especially students interested in STEM fields. CAP centers are located in 13 schools in Michigan. The CAP program provides support and resources to students and high schools through:
- Tutoring and Mentoring
- Course Counseling and Advising
- Financial Aid Planning
- College Visits
For more details and information visit the “Overview” of Program page.
The goal of CAP as a research study is to promote a school-wide college-going culture where all students are encouraged and expected to see themselves as future college students. Equally important, CAP fosters an environment where teachers, counselors, administrators and parents share these expectations. In addition to providing services, the research team collects data to measure how effective CAP activities are at increasing students’ college readiness and college going. CAP research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Michigan Department of Education