University of Georgia

In 2009, the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education launched the Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC), in partnership with the Watson-Brown Foundation and College Advising Corps. Thanks to generous commitments from partners including the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and Achieve Atlanta, the program now places 23 advisers in 17 high schools.

GCAC works in high schools throughout Georgia to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students who attend and complete higher education. We help students find their way to college by placing well-trained, recent college graduates in high schools to work one-on-one with students as they navigate the complex college admissions process, including researching college options, completing applications, and applying for financial aid.

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How to Apply

Contact the Program Director

High Schools Served

B.E.S.T. Academy High School, Atlanta

Benjamin E. Mays High School, Atlanta

Cedar Shoals High School, Athens

Clarke Central High School, Athens

Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy High School, Atlanta

D.M. Therrell High School, Atlanta

Drew Charter School Senior Academy, Atlanta

Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta

Heritage High School, Conyers

Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School, Atlanta

McDonough High School, McDonough

Meadowcreek High School, Norcross

North Atlanta High School, Atlanta

Rockdale County High School, Conyers

Salem High School, Conyers

Social Circle High School, Social Circle

Westside High School, Augusta

Our Donors

College Advising Corps