College Advising Corps
Southern California College Advising Corps (SCCAC)
The Southern California College Advising Corps is NOW HIRING.
The Southern California College Advising Corps places recent college graduates in high schools to serve as full-time College Advisers for two years. These College Advisers become mentors within the school setting, and are often the key resource for students to persist in their education beyond high school.
Mission and Goal
The mission of the Southern California College Advising Corps is to improve college outcomes for low-income, first- generation, and underrepresented students.
The goal of the program is to raise the number of California students who attend and complete college by encouraging and assisting high school students with their college searches, college applications, financial aid, and making the transition to post-secondary education.
As we continue our trajectory in making an impact with students in California we also seek to facilitate partnerships with local schools and districts, if you are interested in partnering with the Southern California College Advising Corps and would like to learn more, please click here.
In the fall of 2013, the USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice partnered with the College Advising Corps to launch the Southern California College Advising Corps (SCCAC). The launch was made possible by a grant from the College Advising Corps.
2016-2017 Academic Year
For 2016-17, SCCAC has expanded to 31 advisers in 23 schools and six districts.
2015-2016 Academic Year
For 2015-16, we placed two advisers at each of our Long Beach high schools, expanding the program to 22 advisers serving 16 schools. Our working partnerships were with Garden Grove (3 schools: 3 advisers) Los Angeles (7 schools: 7 advisers), Long Beach (6 schools: 12 advisers).
2014-2015 Academic Year
For 2014-15, we grew the Southern California College Corps to 16 advisers in 16 schools. Beyond Garden Grove (3 schools), we established working partnerships with Los Angeles (7 schools) and Long Beach (6 schools) Unified School Districts.
2013-2014 Academic Year
For 2013-2014, the Center partnered with Garden Grove Unified School district. Three recent USC graduates were hired and placed in high schools with the sole purpose of increasing the rate of college enrollment and completion for their students, particularly for low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented students.
They served three high schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District: Garden Grove, Los Amigos, and Santiago High Schools. The advisers worked with more than 6,600 high school students in planning and reaching their college goals.