University of Michigan

The Michigan College Advising Corps (MCAC) places recent University of Michigan graduates into underserved high schools across the state to work as full-time college advisers. This year, 14 advisers are working in partnership with principals, counselors, and teachers in 14 partner high schools to ensure that all students, regardless of their circumstance, have the advice, support, and encouragement they need to find their way to colleges that will serve them well.

MCAC advisers supplement the work of school 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.

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14High Schools Served

How to Apply

Contact the Program Director

High Schools Served

Battle Creek Central High School, Battle Creek

Cesar Chavez Academy High School, Detroit

Chandler Park Academy High School, Harper Woods

Eastern High School, Lansing

Holland High School, Holland

J.W. Sexton High School, Lansing

Jackson High School, Jackson

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Detroit

Ottawa Hills High School, Grand Rapids

Pontiac High School, Pontiac

Saginaw High School, Saginaw

Southwestern Classical Academy, Flint

Western International High School, Detroit

Ypsilanti High School, Ypsilanti

Our Donors

Benton Harbor Area Schools

Capital Area College Access Network

College Advising Corps

Flint Community Schools

Grand Rapids Public Schools

Holland Zeeland Area Community Foundation

Jackson Public Schools

Michigan College Access Network

St. Clair Know How 2 Go

University Preparatory Schools

Washtenaw Futures College Access Network