Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a college student. How can I get involved?2018-01-30T11:09:10-05:00

You can become an Coach, directly providing high school students with SAT prep or guidance on the college application process. We also offer the opportunity to become a Student Success Coordinator, a mentor for students in their first year of college, or a Site Director who manages a group of volunteers. For more information, visit here. If you’re looking for helpful advice, have a look at our Resources for Students section.

Can I be a Coach if I already graduated college?2017-02-14T12:17:54-05:00

Coaches are primarily college students. However, we do accept a limited number of young professionals.

Can I apply to more than one Let’s Get Ready program each semester?2017-02-14T23:12:21-05:00

No, you may only apply to one program per semester.

I have already taken a Let’s Get Ready program once. Can I take it again?2017-02-14T23:13:30-05:00

Yes, but priority is always given to first-time participants.

Can I apply to more than one Let’s Get Ready program each semester?2017-02-14T23:13:59-05:00

No, you may only apply to ONE program.

I have more questions, is there someone I can contact directly?2017-02-14T12:19:34-05:00

Send an e-mail to info@letsgetready.org. We’re happy to help!

I am looking for Let’s Get Ready’s Tax ID number and other financials. Where can I get that information?2017-02-14T23:15:12-05:00

Our Federal Tax ID No. is 31-1698832. Our latest financial statements can be found here.

My company provides Corporate Matching Gifts, can I use this towards a donation to Let’s Get Ready?2018-03-22T10:25:43-04:00

Yes. Please send giving@letsgetready.org the necessary paperwork and we will be happy to give you the information you need.

Can I contribute to a specific Let’s Get Ready program?2018-03-22T10:24:38-04:00

Yes. We will accept restricted donations that can be used to sponsor a specific program. Please contact giving@letsgetready.org.

How much does the Let’s Get Ready program cost?2017-02-14T23:11:53-05:00

The program is free for participating students. It currently costs Let’s Get Ready around $1000 per student to provide the support they need through each step of the college application process, as well as mentoring once they’re admitted.

How can high schools/colleges partner with Let’s Get Ready? How do I start a Let’s Get Ready program in my community/with my college/alma mater?2017-02-14T23:14:44-05:00

Thank you for your interest in helping Let’s Get Ready expand! We are always looking for opportunities to bring our program to new areas, but there are some important factors that need to be met. For more information, reach out to programs@letsgetready.org.

How many students do you serve?2017-02-14T12:22:43-05:00

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Let’s Get Ready helped 8,000 high school students in 86 programs and engaged 891 college student volunteers. Since our founding in 1998, Let’s Get Ready has served about 25,000 students on the path to college and opportunity.

What is the “College Choice” part of the Let’s Get Ready curriculum?2018-01-30T11:15:08-05:00

In addition to helping our high school students with SAT and college preparation, the Let’s Get Ready program provides students with 15 hours of comprehensive information and guidance regarding college selection, applications, financial aid and scholarships. The program also supports its students through college.

Gender Inclusive Pronouns: What’s This?2017-09-06T12:58:30-04:00

One of Let’s Get Ready’s core values is to create a supportive, inclusive environment for all of our students, volunteers, staff, partners, and supporters. We strive to create a culture in which all members of the Let’s Get Ready team feel comfortable being themselves, and letting others know who they are. In service to this value, Let’s Get Ready is committed to acknowledging, respecting, and celebrating each person’s unique identity by avoiding assumptions, and instead allowing each person space to self-identify. Whether it be in an email signature or elsewhere, when a person chooses to share their preferred gender pronouns, they are letting you know how you can refer to them to best celebrate their identity.

What are gender pronouns?
Pronouns are used to refer to a proper noun mentioned elsewhere in a sentence. We use pronouns all the time, often without thinking about them (a pronoun!). Gender pronouns, more specifically, are the pronouns we use to describe a person, in place of their name.

Some examples of gender pronouns are:
she/her/her/herself (often used by individuals who might identify as girl/woman/female)
he/him/his/himself (often used by individuals who might identify as boy/man/male)
ze/zir/zir/zirself (often used by individuals who might identify as gender-nonconforming, genderfluid, gender neutral, or genderqueer)
they/them/their/themselves (often used by individuals who might identify as gender-nonconforming, genderfluid, gender neutral, or genderqueer; also used to refer to multiple people)

Why would someone share their preferred gender pronouns?
Traditionally, society has taught us that certain outward appearances, names, voices, or behaviors are associated with a certain gender identity. We are conditioned to make assumptions about one’s gender identity (a person’s internal sense of self, as it refers to their gender) based on their gender expression (a person’s external presentation of gender, including physical appearance, clothing choice, accessories, hairstyle, and behaviors), and our own societal assumptions about what each gender may look, sound, or act like. Along with making assumptions about a person’s gender identity, we often make assumptions about what pronouns they prefer to use to best acknowledge their gender identity.

Although a person’s gender identity can align with their gender expression, that is not always the case. Not everyone’s gender identity can be correctly assumed based on their gender expression. Sharing preferred gender pronouns is a way to avoid assumptions and make sure that everyone is being referred to by the gender pronouns that best speak to their gender identity. In order to create an inclusive environment, where everyone is free from having to make assumptions and from having assumptions made about them, we encourage everyone who feels comfortable doing so to share your preferred gender pronouns and let others know who you are.

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