AdviseMI is now accepting applications to host a college adviser beginning in August 2023!

MCAN is seeking responses from high school administrators and school counselors who are committed to supporting a dedicated, full-time college adviser in their building and raising their college-going rates through a systematic team approach. High schools with fewer than 75 graduating seniors can (but are not required to) partner with up to one other school to split the adviser’s time and the cost share.

What is AdviseMI?

AdviseMI/MSUCAC embeds well-trained, dedicated college advisers in high schools that serve significant numbers of low-income and first-generation college-going students. The goal of the program is to increase the number of high school students who enter and complete postsecondary education.

After an intensive orientation and training, advisers are poised to help students navigate the complex college exploration process, retake college admissions tests, apply to colleges that are a good match/fit, complete the FAFSA, secure financial aid, and matriculate to college. These game-changing advisers serve as experts, mentors, champions, and to students, working in partnership with school counselors and other school staff.

Request for Proposals

See the Request for Proposals here along with the application template. This can be used to help schools draft their application, but actual applications are to be submitted online.

While this application is for schools to participate in the program beginning in August 2023, we do have a few openings for schools that can begin participation as early as January 2023. If you are interested in this, please indicate so in your narrative responses or let us know via email.

Please contact Jenny McArdle with any questions about this opportunity.

New 2022-2023 Partner Sites

This year, we're thrilled to welcome several new schools to the AdviseMI program:

  • Detroit Edison Public School Academy
  • Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
  • Ludington High School
  • Marine City High School
  • McBain High School
  • St. Clair High School 
  • University Prep Academy
  • University Prep Art & Design
  • University Prep Science & Math
  • Wayne-Westland Innovative Academy