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College Advising Corps - Boston University

  • College Advising Corps - Boston University
  • 881 Commonwealth Ave
  • Boston, MA 02215
  • Katie Magyar
  • Program Director

Program Description

College Advising Corps Boston supports first generation, low-income, underrepresented Boston students to realize their dreams for college. College Advising Corps Boston launched in the 2013-2014 academic year with support from the Boston-based GreenLight Fund's Social Innovation Fund initiative. We recruit, hire, and intensively train recent Boston-area college graduates to serve as college advisers in high-need Boston Public Schools high schools. In 2014-2015, 16 advisers served 15 Boston Public high schools and KIPP Lynn. For 2015-2016, College Advising Corps announced a new partnership with Boston University and expanded to 23 advisers serving in 24 schools in the Boston area.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • 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

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1800
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%