Getting ready for the college experience

Preparing for the next step of your academic journey can be overwhelming. National entrance exams, such as the ACT, can be intimidating, but CNF is here to help you achieve success. By utilizing our prep classes, boot camps, summer camps and more, you’ll gain valuable testing strategies that will leave you confident and capable of achieving your top score.

Registration for the programs below are offered at no cost to Native youth on a first-come, first-served basis. Preference is given to Cherokee Nation citizens.

Hosted in partnership with Testing With Success, CNF offers half-day workshops for students in grades 9-12 preparing for the national exam. These workshops are currently offered virtually.

Saturday, October 8 from 12:30PM – 3:30PM
The deadline to register is October 6

According to The Princeton Review, more than 3.4 million high school students take the nationwide, multiple-choice test every year, but it’s more than just practice. Scores from the PSAT are also used to identify National Merit Scholars and award scholarships.

Tuesday, October 11 from 6PM – 8:30PM
The deadline to register is October 9

GRE Workshop

The Graduate Record Examination is the standardized entrance exam for students interested in pursuing any graduate program. Admissions teams will evaluate your score alongside your academic record to determine if their university is right for you. Whether you’re tackling the GRE as a new graduate or are coming back years later, this workshop will provide the necessary strategies to help you achieve your goals.


ACT Prep Classes
These six-week courses are held on site at participating schools ahead of the national exam. The classes are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACT Prep Camp

The annual ACT Prep Camp takes place in June at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. The weeklong camp offers juniors and seniors an in-depth look at the college entrance exam through 15 hours of intensive instruction as well as a firsthand look at what college life is like.

Breakout sessions focus on the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships, essay writing, and time management. (Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

Cherokee College Prep Institute

CCPI connects students with admissions counselors from across the U.S. to analyze, prepare and complete college applications; identify scholarship opportunities; and explore schools of interest. The weeklong camp is a great follow-up to the ACT Camp in June and also provides the opportunity to experience campus life as well as cultural activities.

CCPI curriculum was developed in cooperation with College Horizons, the U.S. Department of Education and the Princeton Review. (Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)