Matriculate’s mission is to empower high-achieving, low-income high school students to make the leap to our best colleges and universities. We train talented college students at top institutions to connect remotely with high-achieving, low-income high school students, providing the information, guidance, and support that these high school students need to navigate the college process.
College student Advising Fellows leverage the power of peer-to-peer interaction and social networks to fill the holes in how these students approach applying to college. Advising Fellows serve both as guides in the application process as well as models of matriculation, having successfully enrolled in top colleges themselves. Each Advising Fellow commits to working remotely with up to four high-achieving, low-income high school students through the college application and selection process. College students apply for and, if selected, then earn the opportunity to serve as Advising Fellows. Advising Fellows are trained and assessed on their ability to play this role effectively.
Advising Fellows work with high school juniors and seniors from across the country – from Hawaii to West Virginia. Matriculate works with high school students who have an annual household family income under $80,000, a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have scored in the 90th percentile on the PSAT, SAT or ACT. Personal interactions between high school students and college students serve as the catalyst to shatter low-income high-achievers’ college perception gap.