College Advising Corps at the White House

President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other education leaders – including College Advising Corps Founder and CEO Nicole Hurd – gathered today to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college. The White House College Opportunity Day of Action helps to support the President’s commitment to partner with colleges and universities, business leaders, and nonprofits to support students across the country to help our nation reach its goal of leading the world in college attainment.

As part of this event, the College Advising Corps is pledging to:

·   Ensure that 40,500 students submit three or more college applications;

·   Ensure that 81,000 students complete and submit a FAFSA form; and

·   Ensure that 115,000 students meet at least once individually with a College Advising Corps adviser.

These pledges are part of College Advising Corps’ participation in the College Success Coalition, a multi-organization effort calling for increased coordination between public systems and innovative nonprofits to elevate postsecondary completion rates nationwide. Over the next six years, members of the College Success Coalition will serve 1.7 million new graduates through direct and indirect programming, with the goal of producing 1 million new college graduates by 2020.

Here are some highlight tweets from today’s event: