Think Ahead Thursday Webinars


Top Notch Tips to Get into Top Notch Schools

Wade Klein is Director of College Services at the High School for Math, Science and Engineering in New York City, and Founder of College Bound Consultants, LLC! Hear Wade describe best practices he uses to support his students and their families through the college admissions process.

Download a recap of the webinar and Brag sheet template to help students!

Financing College Access and Persistence

Of the nearly 50% of college students who currently drop out of college, 70% do so for financial reasons — making it the number one driver of dropout . In this webinar replay, CLASS hosts David Helene, Co-Founder of Edquity, a platform helping students plan and evaluate every financial variable that goes into paying for college from FAFSA planning, comparing financial awards, to budgeting for living on campus.  

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Alan Royal, Senior Program Manager of Outreach and Partnerships, will share updates on the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship - including what's different about applying through the Common App, strategies for putting together the best application, and how administrators can encourage their students to apply.  As the scholarship gets more competitive, join us to learn how you can help your students put their best foot forward.


Kelly Hyles was born in Guyana, South America and moved to the United States when she was eleven years old. As a senior in High School, she applied to twenty-two American universities, and was accepted to ALL of them, including all eight Ivy League schools! Kelly is currently an undergraduate student at Harvard. Learn about Kelly’s application process, decision-making process, and reflections about her success.