College Advising Corps works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education.

We do this through two innovative program models.

Our in-school model places well-trained, recent college graduates from our 29 partner universities as full-time college advisers in high schools across the nation.

Our virtual model leverages technology to connect well-trained, recent college graduates with students everywhere in the nation that technology can reach.

2018-2019: CAC’s Year in Review

2018-2019: CAC’s Year in Review

College Advising Corps Celebrates Donations, Scholarships, Partnerships

The 2018-2019 academic year was one of our most exciting years to-date. College Advising Corps increases the number of students it serves year-over-year, having assisted more than 200,000 high school seniors last year with college enrollment and applications and FAFSA submissions. Partnering with 29 universities across the nation, College Advising Corps is helping students secure more than $1.4 billion in institutional aid and scholarship awards per year.

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“With CAC, I’m helping people uncover their potential.”

— Musaab Bashir, University of Chicago adviser

The 2018-2019 academic year was one of our most exciting years yet. College Advising Corps increases the number of students it serves year-over-year. Last year CAC assisted more than 200,000 high school seniors with college enrollment applications and FAFSA submissions. Partnering with 29 universities across the nation, College Advising Corps is helping students secure more than $1.4 billion in institutional aid and scholarship awards per year.

  • 829 advisers serving in 782 high schools and 240,000 students
  • CAC partners with 29 universities in 17 states
  • 109 advisers (13% of CAC advisers) were advised by CAC advisers when they were in high school

“The evidence remains overwhelming: College is the single most reliable path to the middle class and beyond.”

Read more in The New York Times,A $20 Million Gift for College.”  

David Leonhardt | May 18, 2018 | The New York Times