“Without you even noticing, it seeps into your pores. By Junior year, it’s in your blood. You can’t remember a time when you didn’t have moments on campus where you lose your breath for a second and all you can think is, ‘Wow, I love this place.’”
The College Advising Corps, with original headquarters at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is an innovative program that works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education.
By hiring and training recent graduates of partner college and universities as full-time college advisers and placing them in underserved high schools, the Advising Corps serves communities across the country to provide the advising and encouragement that many students need in order to navigate the complex web of college admissions, secure financial aid and raise the college-going rates within those schools.