Each school may use their own criteria to determine which students participate in the program, selecting those who would benefit the most from increased awareness of college and career opportunities. This can mean students who come from low-income families, who are underrepresented in postsecondary education, or who will be first in their family to go to college. Many schools see their CFES cohort grow to encompass the whole school, with practices implemented across targeted grade levels or with school-wide participation.