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College Coach Resource Page

Welcome to your one-stop shop for volunteering with ScholarMatch!

Monthly Goals + Resources

Monthly Goals

  • Milestone 10 – Accept your Admission Offer
  • Milestone 11 – Create a College Transition Plan 



Read the latest Coach newsletter

Webinars for Coaches:

Full descriptions of webinars available in the newsletter linked above.

Upcoming Coach-Led Webinar This Month:

How Do They Know What They Don’t Know?
Recording Link HERE
Coach: Amy Lund

External Webinars:

  • Register for May 18 – Stop the Melt: Transition Strategies for Supporting Seniors with ContigoEd hosted by College Greenlight
  • Register for May 18 – Summer Financial Steps: Know the steps to take over the summer to secure your financial aid, pay your fall bill, and plan for indirect expenses. Hosted by uAspire.  4:00 p.m. (EST) / 1:00 p.m. (PST)

Community & Support Platforms

To access passwords, learn more about and take advantage of platforms available to you as a ScholarMatch college coach, CLICK HERE!

Unresponsive Student Protocol

Please review the Unresponsive Student Protocol Document below if you think your student qualifies as “unresponsive” and you have attempted to contact them via text, phone call, and email at least once a week for 4 or more weeks and haven’t received a response. 

College Toolkit

The College Toolkit is our resource bank/archive documents, guides, and links on topics as wide ranging as how to build a balance college list, how to submit the FAFSA, scholarship lists, and more.

If you have resources you think should be added to the toolkit, we’d love to consider them!

Quick Links

Data Tracking & Reporting Needs: For students in C/O 2022 you will only need to submit Coach Reports. Read through this document for more details.

Milestones: Students are required to submit their College Ready Milestones, along with occasional other check-ins. Review the new milestones here.

Student Support Playbook: Review the playbook before your first conversation with students!


College Ready Milestones

You’re encouraged to look through our Milestones page for an overview of the year’s work ahead!

Please note that the majority of these dates represent only a suggested deadline to help keep you and your students on track – we recognize that each student has different needs and works through the process at a different pace.


Student Communication and Engagement

Helpful Student Communication Guides

Have you been matched with a student who isn’t responding? Has your scholar gone radio silent after you began working together? Is your student rescheduling all your meetings? We know from precedent that this unfortunately happens with a small number of our students each year, so we’ve created a few guides to help you out and clarify our expectations.

2021-2022 Program Calendar

Training Modules

Feel free to review the Training Modules and Onboarding if you need a refresher, especially as the relevant phases of of the admissions process (list-building, personal statement editing, etc.) roll around!

San Francisco Convening 2019 Materials

Weren’t able to make it to the Convening?

No problem! 

Click here to review the presentations covered during the 2019 Volunteer Convening in San Francisco, CA