What We Do
College Advising Corps provides the support that high-need students require to navigate the complex processes of college admissions and matriculation and securing financial aid.
We place recent college graduates from one of our partner universities as full-time college advisers in America’s high schools. Advisers work to foster a college-going culture within the schools they serve, which is one of the best predictors of whether students will pursue higher education. Advisers become part of their school’s community. They collaborate with teachers and administrators to tie college-going into the life of a school, devise creative approaches to reach and connect with students, and most importantly, open the eyes of students and their families to the possibility of college. Equally important, advisers supplement, not replace, existing high school counseling staff, thereby reaching more students.
From navigating the college admissions maze, to securing SAT/ACT fee waivers and assisting students and their families with FAFSA applications, our advisers become experts, mentors, champions, and guides. It is not hyperbole to say that they change the lives of the students they serve.