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 nationally recognized college access partners. Our partners 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 programs will work with you to think through your options and plan how to get there.

How It Works

Step 1: Find a Program That's Best for You

Complete a short form to find which program(s) you’re eligible for. The form should only take students 2-3 minutes to complete. The information you provide will help us determine which program will best support you. Don’t wait— spots fill up quickly.

Step 2: Get Matched

After you complete the form, you'll get matched with the program that’s the best fit for you. 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 any program at any time.

Step 3: Receive Free College Advising Support

Once you’re selected and enrolled, you’ll be contacted by the program with specific instructions on how to start receiving personalized virtual college planning support through phone, email, text, and video chat sessions.

Our college advising organizations partners:

CollegePoint

CollegePoint is a virtual advising program that helps high-achieving students apply to colleges, find scholarships, navigate the financial aid process, and make college decisions—entirely for free. Eligible class of 2021 students will receive one-on-one support from an expert adviser via text message, phone, email, or video chat.

Matriculate

Matriculate is a free virtual advising program that connects high-achieving low-income students with a near-peer college mentor who works one-on-one with students throughout the college and financial aid processes. Matriculate mentors – called Advising Fellows – are trained college students who will help students with all of the stops on the road map to college. Advising Fellows serve students remotely, using video chat, email, phone and text messages.

UStrive

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.