Too many students in Appalachia do not consider attending college despite their potential. Too many students in our rural public schools say they plan to apply to college but never do. Fewer adults in western North Carolina earn college degrees than the national average. We believe that education has the power to transform lives, and that every student in Appalachia deserves the opportunity to attain a college degree.
Individual advising for students fosters real results. Students who received support from a College Advising Corps Adviser were 30% more likely to apply to college.The Appalachian College Advising Corps, established in 2019 through a partnership with Appalachian State University, is hiring recent Appalachian graduates to help first-generation, underrepresented, and low-income students get to and succeed in college and beyond. Serve with us!
College Advising Corps works in high schools across the country to increase the number of low-income, first generation college, and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education.
Appalachian College Advising Corps recruits and trains recent graduates to serve as advisers in partner schools throughout western North Carolina. Our advisers serve as near-peer mentors to high school students.