Most of us don’t think we can afford college. I’m here to let students know if I can do it, they can. I love watching the light come on when they hear my story and discover there are options designed for their circumstances. I hope that what my adviser did for me, I will now do for those students in my life.Kelton Chastulik
We believe every student should have access to the support and guidance they need to achieve their dreams.
We partner with universities across the country to place recent college graduates in under-resourced high schools where they serve as near-peer advisers. Our advisers help students achieve their postsecondary goals—whether that includes community college, a four-year institution, trade school, or military service.About Us
College Advising Corps advisers understand the challenges their students face and are available to help them find their best path forward.
A Near-Peer Model
Enabling students to feel seen and heard is what brings meaning to my life. Empowering students to embrace their identity is what makes serving so rewarding. I feel drawn to a future career where I can continue to support and help others pursue educational opportunity.Lyudmila “Ludi” Avagyan
If I could describe my College Advising Corps experience in one word, I would describe it as impactful. The impact college advising has had on me is that I'm here today because of college advising. If I hadn't had an adviser, I wouldn't have gone to Cal State. I wouldn't have graduated debt-free.Gerrel Sayles
Advisers help students when they need it most.
Especially in our nation’s low-income communities where guidance departments are chronically understaffed. Based on recent data, the average student-to-counselor ratio is 408 students to one counselor. Most students are fortunate to get even 15 minutes a year with a guidance counselor to consider possibly one of the most impactful decisions of their lives.
Nationwide, students with means often hire consultants to guide their college-going process. As a result, more than 50% of students from high-income families earn a college degree. For families from low-income communities, this number is just 10%.
This is the inflection point where College Advising Corps makes a profound difference.Learn More
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