Signature Program: #CAP℠

Serving the talented youth of Elizabeth, Linden, Rahway & Roselle, NJ

Co-Chairperson: Latasha Casterlow-Lalla

Co-Chairperson: Christina Kelliehan

Alpha Kappa Alpha will assist students as they seek admission to college by providing guidance and support in completing the application and enrollment process through the 2018-2022 Signature Program, #CAP℠.

The Signature Program, #CAP (College Admissions Process), is designed to assist students in their efforts to enter college by providing a hands-on approach that includes all the steps from researching various colleges to actually completing the application process. The Omega Psi Omega chapter works with the students of Elizabeth, Linden, Rahway and Roselle high schools to bridge the gap between high school and college by demystifying the college application and enrollment process.
​#CAP uses a step-by-step approach to facilitate college admissions from researching various institutions and submitting applications through completion of the enrollment process. Our #CAP Mentors assist our student scholars in exploring college applications, preparing for the ACT and SAT, writing compelling personal statements, identifying scholarships and financial aid. Through #CAP, Alpha Kappa Alpha will improve the trajectory of the lives of talented young people by increasing their potential for success and laying the foundation for positive and fulfilling lives.

Omega Psi Omega chapter offers FREE virtual workshops for high school students from February – May 2022.


# CAP Scholar Resources

College Exploration HBCU Collection

Find My Right Fit College

Why Choose An HBCU? 

College Personality Quiz

15 Reasons Going To An HBCU Rocks 

Forbes College Matchmaker

HBCU Rankings 

College Search

HBCU List by State 

List of Ivy League Schools

The Common Black College App

Sample College Search Spreadsheet 

The Common App 

High School Junior/Senior Links

HS Junior College Planning List

HS Senior College Planning List 

College Board College Board

College Application Advice for Juniors

HS Senior College Prep Checklist  

National College Fair Junior Checklist

HS Senior Financial Aid Checklist   

HS Junior Financial Aid Checklist

HS Senior College Application Timeline  

HS Junior College Prep Checklist

HS Scholarships for High School Seniors

General Financial Aid Scholarships

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

New Jersey Scholarships

FAFSA FAQs College Greenlight

FAFSA Deadlines To Know

Big Future Scholarships 

DecidED College Affordability Tool

Education Planner 

Financial Aid Award Comparison Tool

Scholarships for African American Students 

Ultimate Financial Aid Guide

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

Understanding Financial Aid

Fast Web 

Understanding the Pell Grant

Sample Scholarship Search Spreadsheet 

Testing Information Essay/Personal Statement Writing

What is the PSAT?

Common App Essay Prompts 

SAT v. ACT : Which Test?

How To Write the Common App Essay 

ACT Registration

How to Answer the Common App Essay Prompts 

ACT Fee Waiver Eligibility

How To Write the Common App Essay

SAT Registration

Coalition Essay Prompts

SAT Fee Waiver Eligibility

The ASVAB Test    


College Tour/College Fair Resources

Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair is the largest HBCU College Fair on the East Coast. Our historic college recruiting week has a track record of attracting 12,000 students each year from NJ, NY, PA, DE, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, and VT.