University of Virginia

College Advising Corps at the University of Virginia was established in the fall of 2005. The program launched to address the widening gap in college access for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. Initial funding was provided by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Since then, the University of Virginia program has:

  • held 199,511 one-on-one appointments with students;
  • presented 45,925 classroom visits and workshops;
  • hosted 17,021 meetings with parents;
  • planned and accompanied students on 5,708 campus tours;
  • assisted 9,065 students on SAT preparation;
  • ensured completion of 19,599 FAFSA applications; and
  • guided over 26,097 students through enrollment in post-secondary institutions.

Today, College Advising Corps at the University of Virginia places 41 near-peer advisers in 46 partner high schools across the state of Virginia.

Image by: Phil Roeder


46High Schools Served

How to Apply

Contact the Program Director

High Schools Served

Amelia County High School, Amelia County

Armstrong High School, Richmond Public Schools

Bassett High School, Henry County

Buckingham County High School, Buckingham County

Caroline County High School, Caroline County

Central High School, Wise County

Charles City High School, Charles City County

Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville City Schools

Chatham High School, Pittsylvania County

Covington High School, Pittsylvania County

Culpeper County High School, Culpeper County

Cumberland County High School, Cumberland County

Dan River High School, Pittsylvania County

Dinwiddie High School, Dinwiddie County

Eastern View High School, Culpeper County

Eastside High School, Wise County

Fluvanna County High School, Fluvanna County

Galileo Magnet High School, Danville Public Schools

George Washington High School, Danville Public Schools

Gretna High School, Pittsylvania County

Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg Public Schools

Huguenot High School, Richmond Public Schools

James Monroe High School, Fredericksburg Public Schools

John I. Burton High School, Norton City Schools

John Marshall High School, Richmond City Schools

King & Queen Central High School, King & Queen County

Lancaster High School, Lancaster County

Liberty High School, Fauquier County

Louisa County High School, Louisa County

Magna Vista High School, Henry County

Martinsville High School, Martinsville City Schools

Nelson County High School, Nelson County

Northumberland High School, Northumberland County

Orange County High School, Orange County

Patrick County High School, Patrick County

Patrick Henry High School, Roanoke Public Schools

Petersburg High School, Petersburg Public Schools

Randolph Henry High School, Charlotte County

Rappahannock County High School, Rappahannock County

Rappahannock High School, Richmond County

Sussex Central High School, Sussex County

T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria City Schools

Tunstall High School, Pittsylvania County

Washington and Lee High School, Westmoreland County

William Fleming High School, Roanoke Public Schools

William Monroe High School, Greene County

Our Donors

BAMA Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band

College Advising Corps

Elizabeth Stuart James Grant Trust

Harvest Foundation

Nelson County Community Foundation

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria

University of Virginia

William Cooke Foundation