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GCAC 2019-2020

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 Accepting applications for 2020-21 College Advisers

Our Mission

CAC LogoThe Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC) works in underserved high schools throughout Georgia to increase the 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 490:1. 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. During the 2019-2020 academic year, GCAC advisers served 4,200 students, leading over 17,000 individual meetings with high school seniors to help them chart paths to success after graduation.

GCAC Roadmap 2020

Our History

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

In 2009 the 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
Keia Dodd, Program Coordinator
Brionna Johnson, Graduate Assistant
Christina Justice, Graduate Assistant