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How do I create an Ascend, Catalyze, or Elevate account?

Click Sign In in the relevant program page: Ascend (colleges)Catalyze (education leaders) or Elevate (K-12) and determine your preferred method for signing up (email or google).

Individuals invited to register can follow the link in the invitation email. Then, complete the steps below for the appropriate option.

Note: Individuals who registered before August 2021 must create a new account.

A. Option 1: Google Authentication

Select if your organization uses Google Workspace / Gmail; password is not required.

  1. Click Sign in with Google

  2. Type in your work-related Google email address and password. If you are already logged into Google, this step will be skipped.

  3. Google will authenticate your credentials and you will directly login to Ascend, Catalyze, or Elevate.

B. Option 2: Email Address

Select if your organization does not use Google Workspace / Gmail or you prefer to not use Google Authentication. 

  1. Click Sign in with email

  2. Type in your email and click Next

  3. Type in your first name, last name, and create a password. Click Save 

  4. Click the 2 boxes to agree to the terms of use and click Send a Verification Link

  5. Locate the verification email from PERTS ( in your email inbox 

  6. Verify your email address by clicking the link in the verification email 

  7. Click Continue to access your account

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