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Pennsylvania College Advising Corps

  • Pennsylvania College Advising Corps
  • P.O. BOX 3003
  • Lancaster, PA 17604
  • 7173584458
  • Robert Freund
  • Program Director
  • 7173584458

Program Description

The Pennsylania College Advising Corps (PCAC) is a branch of the national division of the College Advising Corps. PCAC places recent college graduates as full-time advisers in underserved, rural high schools across Pennsylvania. PCAC is a consortium of Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, and Millersville University.

The mission of the College Advising Corps is to identify and assist students to make the transition from high school to a post-secondary institution. The Advisers focus on low-income, first generation students.

For the 2014 - 2015 school year, thirteen PCAC Advisers are serving fourteen high schools in the counties of Adams, Centre, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lancaster, and Philadelphia. PCAC works with partnering high schools to ellevate matriculation rates identified as below the Pennsylvania state average. Advisers meet with students individually, in groups, and in clasroom settings, assisting students in exploring possible options after high school and enabling them to achieve their goals.

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



  • Between 25% and 50%