Our Mission Est.
The Carolina College Advising Corps aims to help low-income, first-generation, and under-represented students from North Carolina attend college by placing recent UNC-Chapel Hill graduates as college advisers in selected public high schools throughout the state. Advisers assist students with admission, financial aid, and scholarship applications.
The “Near-Peer Model”
Recent graduates serve as advisers, which allows students to more easily develop relationships and trust.
Building a College-Going Culture
Less than 50% of low-income students admitted to a post-secondary institution end up enrolling. And less than one in 12 graduate. Advisers focus on fostering a college-going culture at their schools to boost enrollment rates.
Best-Match and Best-Fit
Advisers help students identify and apply to post-secondary programs that will best serve them, both academically and socially.
10–11% higher enrollment than rural comparison schools
In 2016-17, 12,000 high school seniors will have access to an adviser
Average increase in scholarship dollars: $1 million per high school