*What is financial aid ? * What is referred to as a college scholarship by many people in Ethiopia is actually financial aid. If you hope to attend a college without paying the full price, you must apply for financial aid. Financial aid is a term that encompasses all types of aid- directly received from […]Read More
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Counseling and Test Preparation
Counseling and Test Preparation (CTP) is an educational program founded by Columbia University students that provides comprehensive SAT preparation, college counseling, and internship guidance for students in Ethiopia.
Our mission is to provide guidance to Ethiopian high school students who wish to pursue higher education abroad
Demystifying the College Application
We pair you up with college students currently attending some of the most prestigious universities in the US. As they share their experiences with you listen to their success stories and learn from their mistakes.
We provide a bridge to connect students to company representatives, and thereby allow students to engage in thoughtful dialogue about their professional aspirations and employers to find talented future hires.
We have open resources on college applications for those who are/were not able to be part of our program all available for free.
Latest News from CTP
Latest updates from our editorial at CTP.
- Announcing CTP Ethiopia 2021 Summer Session: Applications Open Now June 4, 2021Application Description Welcome to CTP Ethiopia’s 2021 Summer Sessions Application. As the COVID-19 outbreak develops, we are doing everything we can to hold our regular summer sessions while keeping our CTP students and instructors safe. Hence, in light of the public health advice, and travel restrictions this year’s session will take place virtually. Once accepted, […]
- CTP Alumni Whereabouts April 21, 2021Now that most of the early and regular decisions are out, we wanted to highlight some of our CTP Alumni who have been accepted to prestigious colleges abroad this year.
- Spring Sessions 2021 March 31, 2021Spring Sessions are back! We are pleased to announce that CTP will be holding its annual Spring Sessions event this weekend over Zoom, and you are all invited! We will discuss everything about the College Application Process. We will talk about the Common Application, Standardized Tests, Financial Aid, Essays, and a whole lot more. Nothing […]
CTP Careers News
Updates from our Careers team.
- CTP Careers Summer 2021 Internship Interest Form March 3, 2021Greetings fellow academics, Welcome to CTP Careers' Summer 2021 Internship Interest Form. CTP has been working hard to provide internship opportunities to Ethiopian and Eritrean students studying abroad who are interested in going back to Ethiopia for the summer of 2021. We launched this program in the summer of 2019 and we're currently expanding to […]
Latest CTP Guides
Hi everyone, this week’s tip is about choosing colleges to apply to/attend.First thing is first, make a list of all the criteria that are important to you. This can be generosity of financial aid, availability of research opportunities, location, course requirements for a degree, the presence of an Ethiopian community e.t.c. Once you have this […]Read More
Since Regular Application season is approaching us, we wanted to highlight some of the criteria to use in choosing your colleges. Some of you have a college that you have wanted to go to since you were six, while some of you might not be as sure when it comes to choosing that one particular […]Read More
Hey everyone! Get ready for another weekly CTP tip! Following up last week’s post on the college search, this week we’ll be talking about how to correspond with admissions officers.The college search is a crucial part of the application process but reaching out to admissions offices can be overlooked. When in doubt(about say a college’s […]Read More
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Every year thousands of talented students are denied a quality higher education because they do not have the right resources. Students that have the outstanding potential to get full scholarships fail to apply to colleges as they cannot even afford to pay for college application-related expenses such as paying for the SAT exam. With your support, we can help solve this challenge and expand our program to include as many students as possible.