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Each year, the Center for College Readiness proactively evaluates the experiences and challenges that are facing new college students today. We use this data to identify skill deficits and opportunities that are not currently addressed by traditional college counseling — and develop college readiness options to support students at every stage of the process.

As a result, Beacon offers a variety of programs based on a student’s current age, stage of the college search, or specific needs. The breadth and diversity of these programs can make it hard to determine which program is the best fit for your family. The table below is designed for you to compare and contrast these programs at a glance.

Summer for SuccessNavigator PREP Jr.Intro to College AcademicsNavigator PREPDual EnrollmentCollege EdgeBeacon FoundationsCollege Coaching
Who's it For?Current High School Freshmen, Sophomores and JuniorsCurrent High School JuniorsCurrent High School Juniors and SeniorsCurrent High School Seniors and Gap Year StudentsCurrent High School SeniorsCurrent High School Seniors and Recent GraduatesHigh School GraduatesCurrent College Students (Non-Beacon)
How It’s DeliveredOn CampusVirtualVirtualVirtualIn Lake County High SchoolsOn CampusVirtualVirtual
For College Credit?NoNoNoNoYesNoYesNo
Builds Executive Functioning
Supports Social Skills
Develops Emotional Regulation
Builds Independent Living Skills
Develops Academic Preparedness

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College Readiness Tools

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Center for College Readiness

Do you have a specific question? Get in touch with the Center for College Readiness at admissions@beaconcollege.edu, or call 855-220-5376 (toll-free).