About AdviseMI

AdviseMI is an AmeriCorps program hosted by the Michigan College Access Network established in 2015. AdviseMI places recent college graduates in selected high schools across Michigan, particularly high schools that are located in communities with low college-going rates and low adult educational attainment rates, to serve as college advisers. Serving alongside high school counselors and other school professionals, advisers support students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education.  Advisers make a difference in the lives of Michigan students, families, and communities.

After an intensive orientation, advisers are poised to help students navigate the complex college exploration process, retake college admissions tests, apply to colleges that are a good match, complete the FAFSA, secure financial aid, and matriculate to college. 


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We're an Award-Winning Program!

MCAN's AdviseMI program is one of three programs from throughout the state that were recognized at the 2018 Governor's Service Awards and honored in the category of Outstanding National Service Program. AdviseMI received the award in recognition for its efforts to improve college access services for more than 120 schools in Michigan. We are deeply appreciative to our partners, including the Michigan State University College Advising Corps. Our partners share our dedication to improving college access and attainment, and we value their support!


Funding and Administration

MCAN has secured investment commitment from these leading colleges and other funding partners to sustain the program over multiple years. By braiding together relatively small amounts of funding from multiple sources, the program does not cause a financial strain on any one organization. Successful applicant high schools, a local philanthropic partner, or other entity must provide a cash match for each adviser. MCAN will administer the program by employing and training the advisers.

56 Corps Size
70 High Schools Served
20K+ Students Supported Each Year