The Five Pillars of Ramp-Up

The concept of college readiness that is at the heart of Ramp-Up to Readiness™ rests on five pillars, each of which must be solidly in place for a student to succeed in a high-quality postsecondary program. Those pillars are:

Academic Readiness: The ability to succeed in first-year, credit bearing courses at a technical college, a community college or a four-year college or university

Admissions Readiness: The ability to meet admissions requirements at a range of postsecondary institutions

Career Readiness: The ability to identify careers that match personal, financial, and other goals and an understanding of the skills, credentials, and experiences required to succeed in those careers

Financial Readiness: The ability to cover the cost of the first term of study at a postsecondary institution through savings, loans, and financial aid

Personal and Social Readiness: The ability to set educational goals, make and monitor progress toward them, and create relationships with peers and adults that support academic success

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