UConn College Advising Corps
UConn CAC aims to secure post-secondary enrollment and completion for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented Connecticut high school students by placing well-trained, recent college graduates in high-need high schools around the state to provide personalized, knowledgeable guidance on college admission and financial aid to students and their families.
UConnCAC recruits and intensively trains recent college graduates over a month-long period in advance of their appointment. Advisers are trained by expert professionals on topics of college access, admissions, financial aid and scholarships, test preparation, and working with diverse populations.
Whole School Service
Advisers collaborate with teachers, administrators, and existing counseling staff to foster a college-going culture within the schools they serve. They meet one-on-one with students and parents to find the best-fit postsecondary options for individual students, complete financial aid applications, and navigate college admissions.
Rigorous Data Collection
Advisers keep a daily record of student activity on a set of key performance indicators for increasing college enrollment rates. By documenting student progress in College Advising Corps’ GRACE database, school-wide reports are generated that inform advisers and administrators of their school’s progress.
According to national data from College Advising Corps, students who receive CAC advising services are:
18% more likely to apply to a college or university
19% more likely to be accepted to a college or university
23% more likely to apply to three or more colleges
24% more likely to apply for a scholarship
Meet Our Staff and the Schools We Serve
UConn CAC Partners
The work of UConnCAC is made possible through collaboration with our high school and funding partners. We thank our partners for committing to a shared vision of increased access to higher education for Connecticut students.