The University of Virginia launched the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC) in the fall of 2005 as a public service program to address the widening gap in college access for low income, first generation, and under-represented students. Our mission is to increase the number of these students entering and completing higher education.
The Corps places recent college graduates in high schools throughout the Commonwealth to work alongside counselors and other college access organizations. These near-peer College Advisers assist high school students and their families with college searches, essay writing, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, FAFSA completion, scholarship searches, college visits, and successfully transitioning to post-secondary education.
College Advisers also benefit from professional development opportunities including:
- Fully funded state and national conferences
- Professional Development/Training sessions throughout their service
- A College Advising Corps alumni and AmeriCorps alumni network
The Virginia College Advising Corps is a joint venture of The University of Virginia and the College Advising Corps, and is an AmeriCorps program.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.