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Georgia College Advising Corps

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Our Mission

The Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC) works in underserved high schools throughout Georgia to increase the College Advising Corps Logonumber 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. 

Advisor 2023-2024

Where We Serve

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Our History

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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 more than 20 advisers in 22 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, 144 college advisers have served with GCAC, and those advisers have reached over 34,000 high school seniors. 

 

 

 

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Contact our Team

Alyssa Yuhouse, Program Director

Glenda Dowdy, Program Coordinator

Kate Collier, Graduate Assistant

Libby V. Morris, Executive Director and Zell B. Miller Distinguished Professor

 

 

 

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We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. 

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