Established in 2015, the Washington University College Advising Corps exists to help increase opportunity for St. Louis area students, especially those who have limited financial resources, are first generation and/or underrepresented. As part of the larger National College Advising Corps network, we place recent Washington University graduates in partner high schools to serve as full-time college advisers – helping students to navigate and understand their various post-secondary options. Serve: Clyde C. Miller Career Academy, Hazelwood East High School, KIPP St.Louis High School, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, Sumner High School, University City High School, Vashon High School
Number of Students Served:
1000 students/year (4000+ seniors to date)
University + National College Advising Corps/AmeriCorps
The Washington University College Advising Corps works to increase the number of low-income, first generation, and/or underrepresented high school students in the St. Louis area who pursue higher education. We believe that all students deserve that chance to reach their potential to create a better future - regardless of income or environment.
The Washington University College Advising Corps seeks to help more St. Louis area high school students pursue post-secondary education. Recent Washington University graduates serve as advisers in selected public high schools across St. Louis, particularly those that are located in traditionally underserved communities. Working alongside school professionals, WashU CAC advisers identify, assist, and empower students to make the transition from high school to a post-secondary institution. Advisers work full time and focus on low-income, first generation students, mentoring these students through the increasingly complex and costly steps in post-secondary education. Advisers provide students and their families with relevant information regarding the benefits of a post-secondary education, preparing for college/university attendance, and the admission and financial aid processes.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):