No Comments 20 April 2017


  1. SPONSOR. The College Greenlight College Signing Day Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Cappex.com, LLC (“Sponsor”).
  2. HOW TO ENTER. You may enter the Sweepstakes by doing the following: (a) Follow College Greenlight on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram; (b) Post a photo of your acceptance letter or a picture of you on campus; (c) Tag College Greenlight, at least three friends using the hashtag #CollegeSigningDay; and (d) Update your College List on College Greenlight and change the status of your chosen school to “Enrolled”. Individuals who complete (a), (b), (c) and (d) and meet all other eligibility requirements contained in these Rules will be automatically entered for a chance to win the Sweepstakes.
  3. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to registered College Greenlight users who are residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, thirteen (13) years of age or older. Entrants under the age of majority in their state of residence (“Minors”) must have permission to enter from their parent or legal guardian and will be required to obtain a written release from their parent or legal guardian prior to claiming any prize.  Proof of permission may be required at any time. Employees of Cappex.com, LLC (along with its contractors, affiliates and subsidiaries) and their families are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes. Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the entry must be the original creation of the submitting participant. Only non-commercial work may be submitted. Entries may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegal material, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Entries may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the entrant absent a suitable license or permission agreement, proof of which is required. Entries containing any forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry.
  4. CONTEST PERIOD. Entries will be accepted online starting on or about APRIL 24, 2017 and ending MAY 5, 2017. All online entries must be received by May 5th, 2017, 11:59PM CST.
  5. WINNER SELECTION. 1 winner will be selected via random drawing from all eligible Sweepstakes entries (“Winner”). If a Winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate Winner will be selected through additional random drawings as many times as necessary.  The odds of winning will be determined by the number of entrants into the Sweepstakes.
  6.  PRIZES. The winner will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card (“Prize”) with an approximate retail value of $100. The awarding of any Prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules and subject to Sponsor’s verification of Applicant and Applicant’s submission. Applicants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any Winner is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected. Applicants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this Sweepstakes and acceptance, possession and use of the Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer.
  7. WINNER NOTIFICATION. Winners will be notified via the social media account used to enter the Sweepstakes within 14 days after the winners have been determined, and no later than 30 days following the end date of the contest. Inability to contact a winner may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
    1. By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Sweepstakes.
    2. Participants hereby grant Cappex a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit the Submission (along with their names, voices, performance and/or likenesses) in all media now known and later come into being for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation. Participants represent and warrant that they have full legal right, power and authority to grant Cappex the foregoing license and if applicable, have secured all necessary rights from any participants in, and contributors to, their Submission in order to grant such a license. Cappex is under no obligation to use any Submission or return the Submissions to participants.
    3. Winners (and their parent or legal guardian, if a Minor) will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a liability release and where lawful, a publicity release within 14 days of notification. Non-compliance within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.  Any income tax liability is the sole responsibility of the winner.
  9. USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION: All entries become the property of Cappex. Cappex reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest, including submissions provided by the contestants, for editorial, marketing and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.
  10. NOT ENDORSED BY SOCIAL MEDIA PROVIDERS: By participating in this contest, you acknowledge that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (“Social Media Providers”) and release the Social Media Providers from any and all liability arising from or related to this contest.
  11. CONDUCT: All contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.  Cappex in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of its web site or is otherwise in violation of these rules.
  12. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Cappex is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected email or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur.  If for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, Cappex may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest.  Entrants further agree to release Cappex from any liability resulting from, or related to participation in the contest.
  13. WINNERS LIST: The names of the winners may be obtained by sending a self-addresses stamped envelope to: Cappex.com, LLC, ATTN: Marketing Department, 311 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 5900, Chicago, IL 60606.


How Do I Use this Tool: The College Center

No Comments 12 April 2017

College Greenlight is here to make your college process less stressful. Watch this video to get tips on how you can work smarter as you make your college decisions.

Here are tools you can use on College Greenlight:

+ College Messaging: Connect with admissions representatives from colleges that want to meet you

+ What Are My Chances Calculator: See your chances of getting into a college or university

+ College List: Build and organize your college list by reach, match and safety schools

+ College Profiles and Net Price Estimator: Learn how much financial aid colleges could offer you  

+ Blog: Find a list of colleges that will fly you to visit their campus for FREE


Don’t forget to create or log in to your College Greenlight account.


Guide: Create Student Accounts and Connect to Counselors

No Comments 12 April 2017

Here are five easy steps to help students create their College Greenlight account and connect to their organization counselor. Once completed, students can explore opportunities ranging from campus fly-in programs to local scholarships.

Don’t forget to share these instructions with your students and colleagues. Download instructions here.

Step 1: At www.CollegeGreenlight.com, click create account.

Step 2: Enter your email and password

Step 3: Complete your contact information

Step 4: Complete your academic background

+Don’t forget to click yes to the last question of this page. You will be prompted to find your organization and counselor. Once connected, your counselor can follow your progress.

Step 5: Complete Your college preferences
You’re all set.


The Nation’s Top Colleges & Universities are Recruiting High-Achieving Low-Income Students on College Greenlight

No Comments 27 September 2016

Did you know that nearly 160 top colleges and universities partner with College Greenlight to recruit and enroll high-achieving, first-generation, and traditionally underrepresented students? Greenlight’s partner colleges include more than half of the top 100 colleges in the country, as measured by the most popular college ranking lists. Participating college includes private institutions like Princeton, Yale, University of Chicago, Stanford, Duke, Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore, Cornell, and NYU, as well as public universities, such as University of Michigan, University of Florida, Texas A&M, Purdue, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, and four University of California campuses.

Colleges across the country have partnered with College Greenlight as a new way to recruit and enroll first-generation and underrepresented minority students to their campuses. Through the Greenlight platform, colleges send customized messages to students who meet their recruitment parameters, creating new interest from students who might not have been aware of their institution or thought that the school was out of their reach academically or financially.

The College Greenlight platform combats the underrepresentation of first-generation, low-income and minority students on college campuses by providing free access to comprehensive college and scholarship search tools and resources to close the information gap. Since Greenlight’s launch in 2012, more than 1,200 college access programs, community-based organizations (CBOs), and schools dedicated to supporting low-income students “to and through college” have signed up to utilize the platform. College Greenlight boasts a student base of more than 275,000 students who have registered to find colleges that match their talents and potential, as well as scholarships to fund their education.

College Greenlight’s college partners also leverage its nationwide network of college access organizations to build partnerships that can become pipelines of diverse talent. Colleges around the country are seeking to build more organizational partnerships but often don’t have the time or information to find groups that are working with the right students for that institution. By utilizing Greenlight’s resources and tools, admissions departments can make connections with “fit” organizations, bringing more talented first-generation and low-income students to the campuses of colleges that want to recruit and support them.

To learn more about becoming a College Greenlight college partner or to learn how College Greenlight can support your first-generation and low-income students, please contact the Greenlight Team


Our Complete List of Commitments to Expand College Access

No Comments 11 December 2014

As part of our continued effort to improve college persistence and completion among first-generation and underrepresented students, we have made several commitments to the white house as part of the administration’s higher education initiatives. These commitments are a progression of the work we have done since 2012 to expand college access, and are listed below:


We are committing to several actions to recruit more low-income, underrepresented and first generation students to STEM college degrees, including more than doubling the number of students using College Greenlight who indicate that they are interested in pursuing STEM education and careers and building a database of STEM-focused scholarships for high school and current college students.


College Greenlight is an online college and scholarship platform that encourages first generation, low-income, and underrepresented students to expand their college options and increase the quality and quantity of their college applications—actions that significantly increase their likelihood of enrolling at institutions that fit them academically, socially, and financially. Currently several of the top institutions in country—including Cornell University, Harvey Mudd College, Lehigh University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Yale University, and others— partner with us to help the institutions enroll more low-income students, women, and underrepresented minorities in STEM.

We are announcing several new efforts to bring more students into STEM, including significantly increasing the number of colleges utilizing College Greenlight to recruit low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students. We will also significantly increase outreach to organizations supporting low-income and underrepresented students in STEM pathways in order to double the number of students on College Greenlight interested in pursuing STEM education and careers. In addition, we will quadruple the number of Upward Bound Math & Science programs using College Greenlight from almost 20 to 80.

College Greenlight is forming a STEM advisory board consisting of college admissions officers, high school counselors, nonprofit student advisers, and STEM education experts, to develop detailed CCR material focused on STEM higher education and career pathways and provide students with access to resources, such as STEM summer programs, to put them on the recommended pathway. Finally, we are committing to build the largest database of STEM-focused scholarships for high school and current college students, providing valuable funding to increase matriculation, retention, and graduation rates of students in STEM fields.

In conjunction with this effort, we will develop partnerships with STEM scholarship providers to grow the pipeline of low-income and underrepresented minority student applicants for top national scholarship programs.

Moving Forward

We would love to speak with you further about our efforts to combat the underrepresentation of first-generation, low-income, undocumented, and minority students on college campuses across the country. To set up a conversation with us, please send an email with your contact information to info@collegegreenlight.com.

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