NYU College Advising Corps (NYU CAC) aims to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education. NYU CAC places well-trained recent graduates as full-time college advisers in high-need partner high schools to help students through all steps of the college application process. NYU CAC is a division of the national College Advising Corps (advisingcorps.org). Advisers work closely with school staff and administration to foster a college-going culture within the schools they serve. They educate and assist students in submitting financial aid applications, finding scholarships, figuring out college match and fit, revising essays, exploring careers, and preparing for the transition to college.
About Us – New York University Advising Corps
NYU CAC is part of a nationwide consortium of Advising Corps universities serving 210,000 students at over 670 high schools in sixteen states. The Advising Corps model is unique from other college access programs because it:
- Uses a near-peer model, placing recent college graduates who can easily relate to and serve as role models for students being served;
- Provides full-time advisement (every day, all day) in the school setting;
- Accessible to ALL students in the partner school;
- Engages research-based match and fit strategy for college advising and placement; and
- Anchored at postsecondary institutions (e.g., NYU) where knowledge resources are available to support the program.