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College Prep

College Readiness

Our mission is to realize ICEF’s vision of sending all students to the top colleges and universities in the nation. The individualized college counseling program helps guide all students in the preparation, application and selection of a college or university that best fits their personal goals and achievements. The department begins the process with ninth graders and follows them through acceptance.

ICEF college counseling operates on these basic principles:
ICEF families are our clients
Counselors are accountable to our community
We are here to help all families regardless of any previous knowledge or experience
The entire family must be engaged

Graduation Rates

ICEF’s commitment to preparing our scholars to attend and compete at the top colleges in the nation is evident in our exceptional graduation rates, which surpass those of our neighboring schools and the state:

College-Ready Graduation Rates
ICEF not only prepares our scholars to graduate from high school but also positions them to be accepted to the top colleges in the nations. All high school scholars are enrolled in a complete sequence of college preparatory A-G sequence and must complete these courses with a passing grade of “C” or better to meet the minimum University of California (UC)/California State University (CSU) and high school graduation requirements. Like our graduation rates, our college-ready graduation rates well exceed the neighboring school and the state.

College Attendance:
The success of ICEF’S most recent graduating seniors proves that our academic and college-readiness models are effective in transitioning our scholars from secondary to post-secondary education at both 2-year and 4-year institutions.

95% College Attendance Rate

Top Colleges and Universities Attended by ICEF Scholars
True to its mission, ICEF facilitates the process through which our scholars are accepted to the top colleges in the nation. Our scholars have gone on to attend and compete at such top colleges as:

Bard College
Barnard College
Boston University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Carnegie Mellon University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
George Washington University
Grinnell College
Johns Hopkins University
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Lewis and Clark University
Macalester College
Marquette University
New York University
Northeastern University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
University of Miami
Wake Forest University

Southern California Colleges and Universities Attended by ICEF Scholars
While many of our scholars choose to attend college away from home, others take advantage of the exceptional academic opportunities offered in California. These colleges and universities include:

Claremont McKenna College
Loyola Marymount University
Occidental College
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Pomona College
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Southern California

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Attended by ICEF Scholars
There remains a strong desire within many of our scholars to pursue higher education at a Historically Black College or University. ICEF is thrilled to guide these scholars along the path of achieving this goal and is pleased to have representations at HBCU’s across the country. These prestigious institutions include:

Clark Atlanta University
Dillard University
Grambling State University
Hampton University
Howard University
Fisk University
Florida A&M University
Langston University
Morehouse College
Spelman College
Texas Southern University
Tuskegee University