Virtual College Advising

Need help with college applications, financial aid, and more? Apply for free college advising today! See which advising service is best for you & verify your eligibility.

How It Works

Step 1: Verify Your Eligibilty

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

Step 2: Apply

Click the link and submit your application.

Step 3: Receive Free College Advising

Once your application is approved, you’ll be matched with a virtual college advisor!


ScholarMatch provides individualized support to students who are the first in their families to attend college. Students are matched with a College Coach who provides virtual one-on-one guidance throughout the college application and financial aid process.

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Are you Eligible: ScholarMatch

  • Graduating Class - Are you on track to graduate in the Class of 2025?
  • GPA - Is your GPA 3.5 or higher?
  • Family Income - Is your annual family income $90K or less? 
  • First-Generation – students who grew up in households without a parent or guardian who completed a four-year college degree.

If you answered yes to all four questions, and attend high school in the US, Apply to ScholarMatch!

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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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Are you Eligible: Matriculate

  • Graduating Class - Are you on track to graduate in the Class of 2025?
  • GPA - Is your GPA 3.5 or higher?
  • Family Income - Is your annual family income $90K or less?

If you answered yes to all three questions, and attend high school in the US, Apply to Matriculate!

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UPchieve is a free platform where you can chat live with certified college advisors, available 24/7. Sign up in less than 5 minutes and get personalized support with planning for college, building a college list, completing college or financial aid applications, drafting scholarship or college essays, and more!

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Are you eligible: UPchieve

  • All grades 6-12
  • No minimum GPA
  • Designed for students who have limited access to academic support at school and at home. Students at more than half of U.S. public schools qualify immediately for free help.

Eligible students can start chatting with a college advisor in minutes!

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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.