The NYU College Advising Corps (NYU CAC) aims to increase the number of low-income, firstgeneration, underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education. NYU CAC places well-trained recent NYU graduates as full-time college advisers in high-need partner high schools to help students through all steps of the college application process. Advisers work closely with school staff and administration to foster a college-going culture within the schools they serve. From navigating college admissions, to securing SAT/ACT waivers and assisting students and their families with financial aid and scholarships, our advisers become experts, mentors, and student advocates.
Frank Perez- Eximius College Preparatory Academy As a minority student coming from a low-income family, Frank always felt like not much was expected of him. Living in corrupt neighborhoods, struggling financially with family, and even a victim of crime, he still managed to be an excellent student. With the support of his College Advising Corps adviser, Frank won the Posse scholarship and is now attending Lawrence University in Wisconsin. Frank is the first in his family to go to college and the first Posse winner in his high school's history. Frank credits his college adviser for encouraging him to consider the Posse scholarship and for supporting him throughout the process, from organizing mock interviews to reviewing the application and essays numerous times. He is interested in becoming a resource and a voice to others going through the same struggles he has gone through.