The Keystone Region Advisers are a regional College Advising Corps composed of recent college graduates who enter underserved, rural high schools in Pennsylvania to work full-time as College Advisers. This program is a joint venture between Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, and Millersville University.
The mission of the Advising Corps is to identify and assist students to make the transition from high school to a post-secondary institution. The Advisers focus on low-income, first generation students.
For the 2011-2012 school year, twelve NCAC College Advisers entered seventeen high schools in Adams, Bedford, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Lancaster Counties. Our staff works with cooperating high schools to raise matriculation rates that have been identified as below the Pennsylvania state average. In order to raise these rates, Advisers will meet with students individually and in groups, assisting students in exploring possible options after high school and enabling them to achieve their goals.
Advisers will assist students with scholarship and financial aid opportunities and will help to communicate these options with families. Advisers will also assist both students and parents in completing college applications, including financial aid forms, essays, and letters of recommendation.