Mychal Wynn is an author and educational consultant specializing in college planning, increasing student achievement, closing the achievement gap, literacy instruction, parenting, and increasing black male achievement.
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  1. June: College Planning Cohort News
    01 Jun, 2017
    June: College Planning Cohort News
    Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern '79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College '13)     June College Planning Newsletter Congratulations 2017 Cohort Students May 1 was the enrollment decision deadline for most colleges and universities in the United States. Each year, the journey of our high school graduates informs and inspires future cohort students. While many of our cohort students had impressive outcomes and were blessed with full, or near full scholarship opportunities, one student
  2. May: College Planning Cohort News
    01 May, 2017
    May: College Planning Cohort News
    Author: Mychal Wynn (Northeastern '79) Editor: Mychal-David Wynn (Amherst College '13) Why the Cohort is So Important The photograph used in this month's blog posting reflects the annual high school graduation celebration worship service, hosted during May for the past ten years at the Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta, Georgia. This year, ten of the graduates also participated in our 2017 TCC College Planning Cohort, many of whom will be attending college on full scholarships. This time
  3. April Activities
    01 Apr, 2017
    April Activities
    Important Milestones This month’s blog photo symbolizes important milestones for cohort students. High school seniors should be confirming that all of their financial aid documents have been received by their institutions, reviewing financial aid award letters, calculating final college costs, submitting enrollment fee waivers, and finalizing enrollment decisions by May 1. Students, in grades 9 - 11, who have successfully completed the assigned activities since January should be well prepared
  4. March Activities
    01 Mar, 2017
    March Activities
    Pursuing Opportunities This month’s blog photo symbolizes the opportunities being experienced by high school seniors as the puzzle of their college and scholarship plans is pieced together. One of our cohort students recently attended the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Center for Women in Technology Selection Weekend. Two other cohort students have been invited to attend the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Meyerhoff Scholars’ Selection Weekend. Each of these programs provide
  5. February College Planning Cohort Activities
    01 Feb, 2017
    February College Planning Cohort Activities
    February Activities Students portrayed in this month's blog photo, are high school juniors and seniors who attend The Next Episode on the second Sunday of each month at the Turner Chapel AME Church where students engage in a Teen Bible Study and college planning discussion (i.e., a cohort). High school juniors who attended The Next Episode last year are now participating in the Turner Chapel AME Church High School Senior Cohort. Many cohort students have received offers of admission to a broad
  6. College Bound February
    02 Jan, 2017
    January College Planning Cohort Activities
    Welcome to the 2017 College Planning Cohort (TM)  We have many important changes to our College Planning Cohort (TM) Program for 2017. The program will now operate on a calendar year from January through December. All students who joined the cohort in 2016 will receive a complimentary one-year renewal.  Note: Registration fees do not apply to participating students in Guilford County Schools (NC), Florence County School District 3 (SC), Lanier High School (TX), United Ghana Christian Church
  7. Completing the FAFSA
    01 Oct, 2016
    Completing the FAFSA
    The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) filing period for the 2017/18 academic year opened on October 1, 2016. Who must file? Students currently attending college and those planning to attend college during the 2017/18 academic year who wish to be considered for all sources of federal student aid (e.g., Pell Grant, FSEOG, Work-Study, Federal Student Loans), and most sources of state and institutional aid. Where do I complete the FAFSA? Go to the Official U.S. Department of
  8. Back-to-Back Gates Millennium Scholars
    19 Apr, 2016
    Back-to-Back Gates Millennium Scholars
    Back-to-Back Gates Millennium Scholars! College Planning Cohort and Lake City High School (SC) student, Rebeca Pacheco, received the announcement today that she has been selected as a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar. Rebeca, and her twin brother, David, are first generation U.S. citizens and will be the first in their family to attend college. Rebeca was a participant in our 2016 Florence County School District 3 College Planning Cohort, yet her journey into being selected as a Gates Millennium
  9. DNA or Determination
    10 Feb, 2016
    Attention High School Sophomores and Juniors
    Attention High School Sophomores and Juniors Will your gifts and talents (i.e., DNA) be your primary pathway into gaining admission to college and earning scholarships, or will it be your determination in developing a comprehensive college-bound plan? For several years, students in our College Planning Cohorts® (comprised of high school seniors) have talked about how much better prepared and more competitive they would have been in qualifying for college admission and scholarships if their
  10. Completing College Applications
    18 Jan, 2016
    How to Become a Great College and Scholarship Applicant
    The GMS deadline was January 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm 11:59 pm Wednesday night, marked the 2016 application deadline to apply for the Gates Millennium Scholars program. An estimated 60,000 students submitted applications for the 1,000 coveted ‘last dollar’ scholarships. Applicants only have a 1.66% chance of being selected. Being selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar is more competitive than applying to Stanford (5.1%), Harvard (6.0%), Yale (6.3%), or MIT (7.9%). (Top 100 - Lowest Acceptance




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