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Pennsylvania College Advising Corps

  • Pennsylvania College Advising Corps
  • P.O. Box 3003
  • Lancaster, PA 17604
  • 717-358-3911
  • Robert Freund
  • Program Director
  • 7173584458

Program Description

The Pennsylvania College Advising Corps (PCAC) places well-trained, recent college graduates in high schools across Pennsylvania and in Camden, New Jersey to serve as full-time College Advisers. PCAC is a division of the national College Advising Corps (advisingcorps.org) and is a partnership between Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, and Millersville University.

During the 2019 - 2020 school year, thirty-five PCAC Advisers are serving thirty-seven high schools in Adams, Blair, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Luzerne, Philadelphia, and York counties in Pennsylvania, and the city of Camden, New Jersey.

PCAC College Advisers engage high school students and their families throughout the career exploration and postsecondary planning processes. Advisers provide broad information about opportunities after high school, and assist students in figuring out college match and fit, revising essays, submitting financial aid applications, finding scholarships, and preparing for the transition to college.

The College Advising Corps is an evidence-based, data-driven, high-impact program that seeks to bring talented, enthusiastic advisers to every community that wants them and to every student who needs them.

The College Advising Corps aims to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk

First-Generation

  • Between 25% and 50%