The Step Up to College: Rising Senior Edition is Now Available!

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Philadelphia Futures released the 2018 Summer Supplement to the Step Up to College Guide to help juniors entering their senior year navigate the college admissions process. The Summer Supplement is underwritten by KeyBank.

The Rising Senior Edition is the 2018 Summer Supplement to Philadelphia Futures’ Step Up to College Guide. The Supplement informs juniors entering their senior year about the steps they need to take during the summer to prepare for the college admissions process. Like the Guide, the Rising Senior Edition is available to juniors and their families without cost.

Summer is an ideal time for rising high school seniors to concentrate on and actively begin the college admissions process. The Supplement, made possible through support from KeyBank, puts students in Philadelphia firmly on the path to college.

“KeyBank believes educational environments and support systems that help students from all backgrounds realize their full potential is critical to keeping students interested and motivated in their futures,” said Robert D. Kane Jr., president, Eastern Pennsylvania Market, KeyBank. “This is why we are proud to support the Philadelphia Futures Summer Supplement and their effort to break down barriers that have historically excluded low-income, first generation-to-college students from college success.”

Download the Step Up to College Mobile App
To fully explore the steps outlined in the Summer Supplement, juniors should download the free Step Up to College mobile app and have a copy of the 2017-2018 Guide available, which can also be accessed on the app. Interactive features of the app include SAT and ACT strategies, a “Fit” formula, resume writing guidance, college application essay brainstorming tips, and questions to ask on a college visit. To see the app in action, please view the demo video on Philadelphia Futures’ Step Up to College YouTube page.

How to Obtain the Summer Supplement
Ten thousand copies of the Summer Supplement have been delivered directly to high schools and community-based organizations across Philadelphia. If high schools or community-based organizations should require additional copies of the Guide or the Summer Supplement, they can contact or 215-790-1666 x422 to arrange for pickup. For more information and to access a downloadable PDF of the Summer Supplement and the Guide, as well as access all of the Step Up to College digital media resources, please visit

“KeyBank’s partnership in our work to help students navigate the college admissions process reflects their deep commitment to education and the Greater Philadelphia community,” said Sara Woods, Executive Director of Philadelphia Futures. “We are grateful to KeyBank for their investment in this resource and partnership.”

For more information about the Step Up to College Summer Supplement, Guide and mobile app, please contact Bonnie Dugan at 215-790-1666 x422 or


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