Virtual College Advising

Need help with college applications, financial aid, and more? Connect with free virtual college planning support through our college access partners. Scroll down to find out if you qualify for Matriculate.

How It Works

Step 1: Verify Your Eligibilty

Answer questions to determine which advising organization is right for you!

Step 2: Sign Up

Click the link to sign up for & complete the form.

Step 3: Get Matched & Receive Free College Advising

Once you’re registered, you’ll be matched with a mentor, and you can connect with them through phone, messaging, text, and video chat sessions.


Matriculate matches high school students with Advising Fellows, near-peer advisors in college, who help students with college applications, financial aid, and more!


Are you eligible?

  • Are you on track to graduate in the Class of 2024?
  • Is your GPA 3.5 or higher?
  • Is your annual family income 80k or less?

  • Is your PSAT/SAT in the 90th percentile* or higher?

*How to find your score percentile: Click Here

If you answered yes to all 4 questions, and live in the U.S., apply to Matriculate.
Application deadline: October 31.

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Matriculate matches students with undergraduate advisors who work with students one-on-one through the end of their senior year. Students can meet with their Advising Fellows a few times a month via video call, phone, text, and email to work on college tasks, including college essays, college applications, financial aid (including FAFSA and CSS Profile), scholarships, college interviews, preparing for college life and more.

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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.

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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.