University of Chicago

During the 2016-2017 school year, College Advising Corps – Chicago placed 11 recent college graduates as college advisers in 11 high schools throughout Chicago and its south suburbs. In mid-2017, the program transitioned to its new home at the University of Chicago.

Our Chicago advisers supplement the work of school guidance counselors, who are often overwhelmed by impossible caseloads and duties outside of the college access realm, to make sure that every graduating senior has a postsecondary plan. Their work focuses specifically on first-generation, underrepresented, and low-income students, who often face multiple barriers on their path to college. The program aims to achieve four main goals: increase the college-going rate at partner schools; expand the range of colleges to which students apply and in which they enroll; increase the college completion rate of partner school graduates; and help principals, counselors, and teachers foster a college-going culture in the school.

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11High Schools Served

How to Apply

Contact the Program Director

High Schools Served

Benito Juarez Community Academy, Chicago

Crete-Monee High School, Crete

Frederick Douglass Academy High School, Chicago

Gage Park High School, Chicago

George Washington High School, Chicago

Michele Clark Early College STEM High School, Chicago

Rich Central High School, Olympia Fields

Rich East High School, Park Forest

Rich South High School, Richton Park

Thomas Kelly High School, Chicago

Wells Community Academy High School, Chicago

Our Donors

College Advising Corps