Program Elements

Intensive Training

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.