The College Advising Corps believes that every student deserves the chance to enter and complete higher education, including underrepresented and low-income students who may be the first in their families to attend college. So they go where the students are, placing intensively trained, recent college graduates from one of their partner universities as full-time advisers in some of the nation’s most underserved high schools. Advisers help high school students navigate the complex processes of college admissions and matriculation and access financial aid.
Since College Advising Corps Boston launched in the 2013-14 academic year, it has reached almost every high school in the district. They are currently on pace to be in all Boston public high schools and a select number of charter schools in the 2016-17 school year.
In Boston as elsewhere, College Advising Corps collaborates closely with school administrators and staff, working with students from ninth grade through high school graduation to create a college-going culture at schools. They work closely with other college-access providers in Boston such as uAspire and Bottom Line and are active with Success Boston. Thanks to College Advising Corps, soon every Boston public high school will have the necessary support to help its students make the journey from high school to higher education.
of students utilizing CAC from the class of 2018 enrolled in college
“The college adviser is young and full of energy and fresh ideas. The students LOVE her! She has been such a support, resource and confidant for the students at our school.”
- Boston high school guidance counselor
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