College Advising Corps-
Boston University

The College Advising Corps-Boston University (CAC-BU) seeks to increase the number of low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students entering and completing college.

To achieve this mission, CAC-BU places well-trained recent college graduates into under-served high schools to serve as near-peer AmeriCorps college advisers. CAC-BU college advisers work within their school placements to promote a culture of college attendance and to increase educational opportunities for all students. College advisers assist students with completing college applications and applying for financial aid; advisers are committed to helping each student find his or her “best-fit” institution.

For the 2018-2019 school year, CAC-BU is comprised of 36 full-time college advisers serving students at 34 high schools in the Boston Public Schools district, in addition to the KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate.