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Georgia College Advising Corps

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GCAC 2019-2020

Currently accepting applications for 2022-23 college advisers across Georgia (start date July 2022) Apply Now button

Our Mission

The Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC) works in underserved high schools throughout Georgia to increase tCollege Advising Corps Logohe number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students who attend and complete higher education. We help students find their way to college by placing well-trained, recent college graduates in high schools to work one-on-one with students as they navigate the complex college admissions process, including researching college options, completing applications, and applying for financial aid. 

The Need

The Georgia College Advising Corps meets a critical need. Although postsecondary education is essential to economic security, many students do not have the support needed to chart a path to success after graduation. This is especially true in Georgia’s high schools, where the average student-to-counselor ratio is 432:1. College enrollment can be even more challenging for our highest need students, who often do not have access to the resources and guidance necessary to enroll in college and secure financial aid.

Our Impact

GCAC advisers transform lives and communities by leading students to college. 

2020-2021 GCAC Adviser Impact: Advisers held 12,303 one-on-one advising sessions with 4000 seniors in Georgia. Advisers supported 2,443 seniors registering for the SAT or ACT. Advisers assisted 2,561 seniors in completing the FAFSA. GCAC Advisers helped 3,175 students submit 15,208 college applications.

Our History

Governor Brian Kemp's proclamation designating May 29, 2019 as Georgia College Advising Corps Day in GA.

In 2009 the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education partnered with the College Advising Corps to launch the Georgia College Advising Corps. The program began with just 4 college advisers serving in 4 high schools, GCAC now supports 23 advisers in 17 high schools. Thanks to the efforts of GCAC’s staff and the support of our funders and partners, the program has shown tremendous growth in the past decade. Since 2009, 73 college advisers have served with GCAC, and those advisers have reached over 28,500 high school seniors. In its tenth year of service GCAC will place 23 college advisers in 17 high schools across Georgia.




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Contact our Team

Brook Thompson, Program Director
Glenda Dowdy, Program Coordinator

Renni Turpin, Graduate Assistant

Emaleigh Fleeman, Graduate Assistant




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