Based at USC’s Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERPP), USC College Advising Corps (USC CAC) places recent college graduates in high schools to serve as full-time college advisers. USC CAC partners with local districts to serve in their high schools. This working partnership is vital to the long-term effectiveness of our college advisers who are dedicated to increasing the number of California youth who attend and complete higher education.
Current School Partners
For academic year 2017-18, we serve 41 schools with nine district partners. The details of our partner districts and schools are below.
Six USC CAC college advisers serve in Alhambra Unified School District in three high schools:
- 1. Alhambra High School
- 2. Mark Keppel High School
- 3. San Gabriel High School
Five USC CAC college advisers serve in Compton Unified School District in three high schools:
- 1. Centennial High School
- 2. Compton High School
- 3. Dominguez High School
Two USC CAC college advisers serve in Downey Unified School District in two high schools:
- 1. Downey High School
- 2. Warren High School
Two USC CAC college advisers serve in El Monte Union High School District in one high school:
Rosemead High School
Three USC CAC college advisers serve in Garden Grove Unified School District in three high schools:
- 1. Garden Grove High School
- 2. Los Amigos High School
- 3. Santiago High School
14 USC CAC college advisers serve in Long Beach Unified School District in eight high schools:
- 1. Cabrillo High School
- 2. Jordan High School
- 3. Lakewood High School
- 4. McBride High School
- 5. Millikan High School
- 6. Polytechnic High School
- 7. Renaissance High School for the Arts
- 8. Wilson High School
Ten USC CAC advisers serve in Los Angeles Unified School District in 17 high schools:
- 1. Bell High School
- 2. Diego Rivera Learning Complex, Communication & Technology School
- 3. Diego Rivera Learning Complex, Green Design Community School
- 4. Diego Rivera Learning Complex, Performing Arts Community School
- 5. Diego Rivera Learning Complex, Public Service Community School
- 6. Esteban E. Torres High School, East LA Performing Arts Magnet
- 7. Esteban E. Torres High School, East LA Renaissance Academy
- 8. Esteban E. Torres High School, Engineering & Technology Academy
- 9. Esteban E. Torres High School, Social Justice Leadership Academy
- 10. Fremont High School
- 11. Jefferson High School
- 12. Jordan High School
- 13. Math Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School
- 14. Roosevelt High School
- 15. Rancho Dominguez Preparatory High School
- 16. San Pedro High School
- 17. Santee Education Complex
USC College Advising Corps: Lynwood Unified School District
Two USC CAC advisers serve in Lynwood Unified School District in two high schools:1. Firebaugh High School
2. Lynwood High School
Three USC CAC advisers serve in West Covina Unified School District in two high schools:
1. Edgewood High School
2. West Covina High School
New School Partners
The USC College Advising Corps is always exploring potential expansion to new districts.
In 2016-17, our 37 USC CAC advisers helped to achieve:
- Over 5,000 students to submit over 17,300 four-year college applications
- Over 5,500 students to submit financial aid applications (FAFSA)
- Over 4,300 students to receive almost 8,800 college acceptances!
If you are interested in becoming a USC CAC partner district for 2018-19, please first thoroughly read about our USC CAC program and determine if it would be a good fit for your schools. Please then complete the application below by February 12, 2018.
Partner Schools receive a fully trained, full time college adviser.
- The adviser serves a two-year term, after which a new adviser will take his/her place.
- Advisers directly assist students with all things college—research, selection, application, SAT/ACT, FAFSA, Dream Act, scholarships, EPT/ELM, SIR, enrollment, and beyond.
- Advisers are also tasked with helping build the college-going culture on campus.
- They also have a modest budget with which they organize a school-wide college celebration annually called Decision Day.