Academics + The Colleges
Take control of your academic future today.
At College Excel, we work collaboratively with students, helping transform them into empowered learners with a growth mindset.
Our academic program begins with our Core Curriculum, which teaches students the vital academic and life skills needed to navigate their personal lives and achieve collegiate success. From day one, each student is:
1) Matched with a Student Success Coach, certified in Behavioral and Neuro coaching that helps co-create a collegiate experience molded to each student's unique learning style and academic goals; and
2) Enrolled in two college courses at Central Oregon Community College (COCC), as well as a series of proprietary College Excel seminars centered on holistic living.
Our Academic Department services help students further develop their classroom, organizational, writing, studying, and critical thinking skills, all while guiding students through successfully navigating their unique learning differences.
Our state-of-the-art facilities, located within walking distance of COCC and OSU-Cascades, provide students with quiet spaces for one-on-one academic coaching sessions, advising meetings, tutoring sessions, and group meetings.
ACADEMICS & THE COLLEGES
Academic success leads to a confident, motivated mindset that can be carried into future endeavors - academic and beyond.
HEAD OF ACADEMIC & CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
John Wright, MFA
After successfully completing the Core Curriculum, students work with our Academic Department to individually tailor future COCC or OSU-Cascades course loads and daily routines to most effectively reach their stated goals. As they progress through our program, students’ course loads and free time intentionally increase as they begin to manage their schedules independently.
Students in their second term are enrolled in our Personal Development Curriculum which takes place over 8 weeks. The curriculum is delivered through weekly seminars that promote deeper introspection with the goal of expanding self-awareness and understanding. Outside of the seminars, coaches work individually and in groups with students to apply their new found knowledge to improve their relationships and interpersonal communication skills in order to promote a greater sense of personal and life satisfaction.
OUR ACADEMIC SERVICES
We offer the following academic services to all of our students:
Academic tracking & course supervision
Accountability and performance coaching
Supervised study hours
Learning style assessments
Learning differences accommodation support
Assistive technology training and application
Two computer labs (Mac and PC)
Career exploration and planning
College application assistance
College Success Course (3 credits via COCC)
Strategies for Life Management (3 credits via COCC)
*Transition coaching services are available for an additional fee,
based upon a student's final term assessment.
OUR PARTNER COLLEGE: COCC
Since 2003, College Excel has cultivated a close working relationship with Central Oregon Community College (COCC), where faculty and staff are welcoming to and supportive of our students and coaches throughout their intellectual development.
Students enroll in courses at COCC while enrolled in our program, earning college credits from our program's outset.
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
The oldest community college in the state of Oregon, COCC offers students:
Comprehensive educational and recreational services;
Caring and accomplished faculty, 37% of whom have their doctorate or other terminal degree;
Teacher-to-student ratio of 1-to-24; and
Affordable tuition and fees.
With a setting resembling a small, liberal arts college campus, COCC offers students a plethora of innovative, cutting-edge certificate and degree options.
Its award-winning Cascade Culinary Institute; brand new residential hall; and breathtaking Cascade Mountain views in nearly every direction comprise just a few aspects of COCC's easy-to-navigate, 201-acre Bend campus.
Visit COCC's website or its social media channels (click below) today to learn more.
COCC BEND CAMPUS
OSU CASCADES CAMPUS
OUR PARTNER COLLEGE: OSU-CASCADES
College Excel students who wish to pursue a Bachelor's or Masters degree in Bend
may apply to Oregon State University - Cascades. Our students may also take courses for credit as a part-time non-degree seeking student, which does not require a formal admission process or formal entrance requirements.
1500 Chandler Ave.
Bend, OR 97702
For the past decade, OSU-Cascades has collaborated closely with COCC to offer upper division courses, allowing students to complete their Bachelor's degree in Bend.
In fall 2016, OSU-Cascades opened a brand new, standalone Bend campus, serving both undergraduate and graduate students.
The first branch campus in Oregon, OSU-Cascades offers students small class sizes in an intimate setting; access to exciting, ongoing research at both OSU campuses (Bend and Corvallis); and lifelong networking opportunities.