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The Road to College

High School: The College Process


The college process is a long and stressful journey that is full of many obstacles. To help seniors better understand the college process and to answer any questions seniors may have about their college process, Oakland Mills United is offering a FREE 20 minute 1 on 1 College Process Help session to all seniors. 

You will be talking with recent OM graduates who were in your shoes last year navigating the college process and are now current college students. 

*Please note that these sessions DO NOT include reading and 1 on 1 help with writing your college essays. However, we can give you essay advice based off what we have learned. 

If you are interested in signing up for a free 1 on 1 session, please click this link to sign up and select the meeting booking for  HS Seniors: The College Process 1 on 1 Meeting :

* These sessions will occur on Zoom OR Google Meet. 

College Mentorship Groups

Applying to college is a difficult and stressful process for most students. Most students have little to no guidance throughout this process, which contributes to the stress and difficulties of applying. Many students worry if they are "doing the right thing" and if they will get accepted into a college/university. 

Our College Mentorship Groups allow for you to talk to current college students and former OM graduates throughout your college admissions journey. It may be difficult going on this journey by yourself for the first time, with a parent, or even a sibling, because they might "understand" how you feel. 

We have all been through this process. We have been in your shoes. You will be assigned a personal mentor that will be there for you during this process. You can talk to your mentor on a daily basis, weekly basis, whatever you choose. Our Mentorship Groups are for you to talk to a mentor about your journey, ask questions, address concerns, and ask for our advice based off our experiences throughout your ENTIRE college application journey and receive constant support from our mentors to encourage and support you every step of the way. 

College Prep Seminars

How do I best prepare for the college admissions process? What do admissions officers look for in an applicant? How do I know what school I should apply for? How I get scholarships or grants to pay for tuition?


Have these questions and much more answered through our College Prep Seminars as we invite guest speakers from college admissions officers to college admissions counselors to current college students to answer these questions for you!

High School: Standardized Test Prep

To prepare our high school students with college standardized testing (SAT/ACT), Oakland Mills United plans to offer FREE mock practice SAT/ACT tests for students to practice taking the test in a testing environment and will review each problem after the exam. 

If you are interested in volunteering as a test proctor for these mock practice tests, please let us know. If you are interested in volunteering as a SAT or ACT problem review teacher, please let us know. You can contact us via our "Contact Us" page. 

Stay tuned for more information about how to sign up and when these mock test sessions will be. 

*Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering any mock tests from September 2020 - June 2021. We will provide an update when mock test sessions will be provided.