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Advise TX - Trinity University College Advising Corps

  • Advise TX - Trinity University College Advising Corps
  • One Trinity Place
  • San Antonio, TX 78212
  • 210-999-8219
  • Sarah Ramos
  • Program Director
  • 210-999-7589

Program Description

Advise TX at Trinity University aims to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education. By placing recent Trinity graduates as college advisers in local San Antonio-area high schools, advisers work full-time with high school students and assist them with planning their college searches, completing college admissions and financial aid applications, and enrolling at schools that will serve them well.

The Advise TX model:

Advise TX utilizes a near-peer model so advisers are close in age to the students that they serve; Advise TX works in partnership with colleges and universities across the state, drawing on their infrastructure and resources; Advise TX advisers serve the whole school, rather than a cohort of particular students, to foster a school-wide college-going culture; Advise TX participates in a national external evaluation to quantitatively measure outcomes and qualitative results; and Advise TX focuses on best-fit colleges, encouraging students to attend schools that will serve them well both academically and socially.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • More than 75%