College Advising Corps
The TCU College Advising Corps is your chance to make an immediate impact on a high school student’s life. This program helps low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students find their way to colleges that will serve them well.
By providing well-trained, enthusiastic advisers to underserved Tarrant County high schools, the TCU College Advising Corps aims to increase college-going rates at partner high schools within the Greater Fort Worth community.
Advisers are placed as full-time college advisers in local underserved high schools and become part of that school’s community. They collaborate with teachers and administrators to tie college-going into the life of a school, devise creative approaches to reach and connect with students and – most importantly – open the eyes of students and their families to the possibility of college.
Each advisor works to foster a college-going culture within the schools they serve, which is one of the best predictors of whether students will pursue higher education. Advisers supplement, not replace, existing high school counseling staff so more students can be reached.
The TCU College Advising Corps serves more than 40,000 high school students in 24 schools in the following districts: Arlington ISD, Birdville ISD, Crowley ISD, Everman ISD Fort Worth ISD, Lake Worth ISD and White Settlement ISD.
TCU College Advising Corps Team