Access to Education

Help your students get to college.

Teachers and counselors are important influencers of students who are considering college. Because of your day-to-day contact with students, you can help them decide where to apply, show them how to fill out applications, and even help look for scholarships. Ohio State's Economic Access Initiative offers materials and programs to help you advise college-bound students of all ages. We encourage you to check out the materials on this site and share the information with your students.

Do you have ideas on what might help even more? Let us know how we can help. Email us at

Be Ready for College: A Parent Presentation!

Many parents want their children to go to college, but need assistance in learning how best to prepare their children for higher education. Be Ready for College is an interactive presentation for parents of middle school students describing the steps to college. Admissions counselors from local colleges will share information with parents about middle school class selection, college preparation, parental support and involvement and preparing financially for college.

Suggested groups for this presentation:

  • PTA/PTO meetings
  • Booster Club meetings
  • Church groups
  • Any other group with concerned parents!

This presentation can be scheduled by emailing Michele Brown at

Be Ready for College is brought to you by: Capital University, Columbus State Community College, Ohio Dominican University, The Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University and Otterbein College.