Cherokee College Prep Institute


NOTE: PARENTS PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT THE APPLICATION! The application needs to be completed by the student. The goal is to have the student experience what it is like to gather information for an application.

The Cherokee College Prep Institute is a weeklong college-readiness program that connects high school juniors and seniors with university representatives from across the nation. The program will be held at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK during the week of July 12-17, 2020.

During the program, students will analyze, prepare and complete college applications, identify scholarship opportunities and explore schools of interest. They will also take part in interactive sessions focusing on, essay writing, interview skills and time management.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What size t-shirt do you wear? (Adult sizes only)
  2. Short Answers: Keep responses between 100-250 words.
    • Extra Curricular: Besides your academic record, what leadership, extracurricular, volunteer, family, Tribal, cultural, or community work are most important to you? List any awards, activities, arts, sports, leadership positions, family or tribal responsibilities, work, summer programs, etc. Only include activities from 9th-11th grade.
    • What would your ideal college be like (consider: the physical environment, size of school, location, kinds of people you want to live/learn with, activities, area of study, do you need a support network of Native programs/studies or Native students, etc?) What kind of job or career are you considering? Why are you interested in this profession?
    • When you think about college does anything scare or worry you, what are your two primary concerns?
    • Why do you want to go to college? What problem do you want to solve - why is this problem significant to you or your community?
  3. Personal Essay - To be answered and completed by the Applicant. Attach a ONE PAGE, single spaced, typed essay (use 12pt font) telling us a little about who you are and your hopes and dreams for the future. Do not repeat your responses from your short answer questions, this is another opportunity to tell us another story about yourself.
  4. Student Demographics
    • Are you (student) currently employed (receive a paycheck)?
    • Has either or both of your parents completed a Bachelor's Degree?
    • If employed, name of Employer:
    • If yes, how many hours per week do you work?
    • Is your hometown:
    • List all other languages spoken at your home.
    • What is your First Language?
  5. School Information
    • City, State
    • How do you arrive to school?
    • Name of current school:
    • Other high school's attended- Please list any other schools, grades, town & state, you have attended after 8th grade.
    • Please list any clubs/ organizations you are a member of.
    • Unexcused Tardies/Absences - How many unexcused tardies/absent days have you had this academic year? (Ex. Tardies: 2, Absences: 1)
  6. Family Information
    • How many are currently in K-12th?
    • How many siblings are currently attending college?
    • How many siblings do you have?
    • If Legal Guardian/Relative what is their name and relationship to student: (Ex. Rachel/ Aunt)
    • Parent Marital Status:
    • With whom do you make your permanent home?
  7. Background College/ Travel Experience
    • Are you a member of AISES (American Indian Science & Engineering Society?
    • Have you ever attended a college fair? If so, where?
    • Have you ever attended a presentation at your school by a college admissions officer?
    • Have you ever flown on an airplane?
    • Have you ever stayed overnight on a college campus?
    • Have you ever traveled alone?
    • Have you ever visited a college campus?
    • What kind of job/ career are you interested in?
  8. Technology
    • Although a laptop is not required to participate in CCPI, would you be able to bring a laptop with you?
    • Do you have access to a computer at home?
    • Do you have reliable Internet access at home?
    • Do you have your own cell phone?
    • Do you participate in social media? (check all that apply)
  9. What schools would be your top 3 choices to attend?
  10. Do you have any food allergies? If so, please list what foods you are allergic too.
  11. Are you allergic to any medication? If so, please list the medications you are allergic too.
  12. How will you be traveling to CCPI?
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