Virtual College Advising

Connect with free virtual college planning support through our college access partners.

You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.

Do you have questions about applying to colleges, understanding your financial aid options, and figuring out how to get started? We’ve got you. That’s why we’re here to connect you to additional college planning support. We’re connecting eligible students to free virtual college planning support through our nationally recognized college access partnership. Our partner will provide virtual one-on-one support on everything college-related—from completing applications to finding scholarships to securing financial aid and more—all for free. If you’re not sure what you want to do in the future, that’s totally okay. Our partner program will work with you to think through your options and plan how to get there.

How It Works

Step 1: Sign Up

Sign up for free college planning support with UStrive.

Step 2: Get Matched with a Mentor

After you sign up, you'll be able to search for a mentor to work with. To get started, we’ll direct you to the program to complete the signup process. Participation is completely up to you, and you can opt out of the program at any time.

Step 3: Receive Free College and Career Support

Once you’re registered and select a mentor, you’ll be able to connect and keep in touch with your mentor through phone, messaging, text and video chat sessions.

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Our college advising organization partner

UStrive is an online mentoring platform that connects students to qualified mentors who provide one-on-one guidance through the college admissions and financial aid process, as well as the transition into college, through college, and into their careers. Mentors leverage their professional experiences to help students navigate the college process and beyond. Students and mentors can connect anytime, anywhere using safe, monitored communications tools such as video chat and instant messaging.

Virtual college planning programs are designed to guide college-bound students just like you get through the college application process. College planning support programs are an additional resource for you, your parent or guardian, and your school counselor. The opportunity to receive college planning guidance is offered to you at absolutely no cost. These programs don’t replace the important relationship you have with your school counselor and parent or guardian. Students will decide to sign up for any program they may be eligible for and may opt out of any program at any time. Coping with school, life, and college planning is a lot. We’re here to help you.

College Board is connecting students like you to nationally recognized college access organizations to support your college planning. The linked site has separate and independent privacy policies that you should read. The decision to participate in this program is completely up to you. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of the linked site. We are committed to make sure you have what you need to plan for college.