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CollegePoint (College Advising Corps eAdvising)

  • CollegePoint (College Advising Corps eAdvising)
  • 301 W. Barbee Chapel Road
    Suite 210
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • 919-442-6300
  • 2014

Program Description

College Advising Corps works to increase the number of first-generation college going, low-income, and/or underrepresented students who apply, enter, and complete college. We do this by placing recent college graduates from one of our partner universities as full-time college advisers in some of America�?�¢??s underserved high schools. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to enter and complete higher education.

College Advising Corps�?�¢?? eAdvising initiative provides remote support to high achieving low- and moderate-income students. The students, identified and initially contacted by the College Board, have been offered the opportunity to sign up for college advising support through College Advising Corps. Students who choose to participate will receive support from fifteen eAdvisers. The eAdvisers use video chat, email, telephone, and text messages to help these students prepare for college. The initiative is made possible thanks to the support of the College Board and a gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Success Stories

"The majority of my students are first-generation, and even if they want to go to college, they have no clue what even the first step is." - Clara Ramirez, Adviser at John Tyler High School

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • 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

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 74%