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Michigan State University College Advising Corp

  • Ruben Watson
  • Program Coordinator
  • (517) 884-1335

Program Description

To provide guidance to low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students by helping them successfully navigate through the college enrollment process. Our College Advisers support students in planning their college and scholarship searches, completing admissions & financial aid applications, and selecting the post secondary institution that best match their career objectives.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • 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

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 50%
  • White: 30%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 5%
  • Other: 2%
  • African American: 0%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 19000
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Between 25% and 50%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 57%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 40%