Announcing College Success Foundation Partnership

College Success FoundationCollegeMapperCollege Success Foundation, CollegeMapper Form Strategic Partnership to Enhance and Demystify College Application Process
ISSAQUAH, Wash. – The College Success Foundation (CSF) and CollegeMapper today announced the formation of a strategic partnership to help put students on a successful path to college.
The partnership means that online resources, such as a college planning timeline and video tips for completing financial-aid forms, will be seamlessly accessible on both the CSF and CollegeMapper’s websites.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with CollegeMapper, which has done an incredible job of simplifying and clarifying the process of planning for college,” said Deborah Wilds, President and Chief Operating Officer of the College Success Foundation. “Combined with our excellent existing resources, this partnership will help ensure that students and their parents can easily navigate the often confusing and cumbersome college application process.”
The partnership debuts today as the College Success Foundation launches its revamped website,
“We are so excited to be working with CSF to help all students set and achieve college as a goal,” said Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed, Seattle-based college counselor, and founder/CEO of CollegeMapper.  “CSF’s mission aligns perfectly with CollegeMapper’s, and we are thoroughly enjoying working together to help students get into the best colleges for them and their future goals.”
The new partnership makes available shared dynamic online resources that guide students and parents through the college preparation and application process.
The shared resources include:

  • A thorough glossary of terms often used as part of the college application process.
  • Guidelines for college visits and college fairs.
  • A college directory and college comparison guide.
  • A number of videos that include a variety of tips, including how to create a college list and how to get a letter of recommendation.

In addition, CSF staff has been filming video clips explaining the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which are featured on the CollegeMapper site. Future plans include additional videos to demystify the college admissions process, as well as scholarship resources. All the features will be available to the public for free. “Both organizations are joining forces to prepare high school students for college admission,” Wilds said. “Additionally, both organizations are especially committed to helping inspire underserved, low-income students to finish high school, graduate college and succeed in life. This partnership helps us fulfill our goals in a very creative, collaborative way.”
About the College Success Foundation
The College Success Foundation, headquartered in Issaquah, Wash., has over 12 years of proven experience inspiring underserved, low-income students to finish high school and providing the unique integrated system of supports and scholarships they need to graduate college and succeed in life. The College Success Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit

About CollegeMapper

CollegeMapper, based in Seattle, Wash., is a website that guides students through the college application process by providing them with a step-by-step plan. Its mission is to help all youth pursue higher education by providing them with free, personalized, expert guidance through the college admissions process. CollegeMapper hopes to encourage people to pursue their talents and passions in order to better our world through our collective, creative output, and to help break the poverty cycle in order to improve the quality of life for people everywhere. For more information, visit


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