Providing personalized college application and financial aid support

CollegePoint advising

Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, CollegePoint is a virtual advising program that helps top students apply to colleges, find scholarships, navigate the financial aid process, and make college decisions — entirely for free!

CollegePoint will match a student with an advisor who provides personalized college application and financial aid support.

Our advisors are

  • Current college students, recent college grads or experienced counselors from top schools like Amherst, Stanford, the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Yale
  • People from all different backgrounds and from all different parts of the country
  • From one of our partner organizations: College Advising Corps, College Possible, Matriculate, and ScholarMatch

Our advisors have

  • First-hand experience applying to and getting into top-performing colleges in the US
  • Extensive training so they’ll be able to provide detailed info on what colleges will be the best match and fit—meaning schools that meet students’ academic, financial and personal needs

Our advisors will help with

  • Creating a college list and introducing students to great colleges they may not have considered
  • Writing a personal statement and editing essays
  • Accessing financial aid and searching for scholarships
  • Talking with students about what it’s like to leave home and live in a dorm
  • Analyzing financial aid award letters and making a college decision
  • Preparing for the transition to college
  • Answering any college application questions that are stressing students out
Our students

Eligible students are high schoolers who

  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Tested in the 90th percentile on the PSAT/NMSQT (Math and Critical Reading combined score of 1280), SAT (Math and Critical Reading combined score of 1310) or ACT (composite score of 28)
  • Have an annual family income of less than $80,000 (ask a parent/guardian if you aren’t sure about your family’s annual income)

If you don’t think you meet our eligibility requirements, check out the detailed college planning resources we’ve created with Khan Academy instead. If you think you might qualify but you haven’t taken a standardized test yet, register for the SAT or the ACT now and get back in touch with us after you’ve received your score!

Our partners

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people by focusing on five key areas: the arts, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health.

Collaboration is central to our work, and when it comes to college access and success, our virtual advising partners are experts. When you sign up for CollegePoint, you will be matched with a virtual advisor at one of our partner organizations: College Advising Corps, College Possible, Matriculate, and ScholarMatch. While many of our advisors have prior advising knowledge, our partners recruit and train virtual advisors to support you throughout your entire college application and enrollment process.

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