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College Advising Program

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! View the press release

MCAN's AdviseMI team, left to right: Emily Halling, Karla Perez Garza,
Jahshua Smith, Melissa Steward, and Ashley McCloud

About AdviseMI

The goal of the program is to increase the number of high school students who enter and complete postsecondary education. The advisers are recent college graduates from partner colleges. After an intensive four-week training, advisers will be 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. 

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What You Need to Know 

 Stipend  Transportation  Housing Education Award  Training

$24,000.00 (before taxes). 

Reliable transportation

Must live in or near the
community in which
you are serving.

$6,095.00 (before taxes).
Possible eligibility for
forbearance of 
federal student loans.

Advisers will receive
mandatory training in college
access and advising.  

2019-2020 Cohort Recruitment

AdviseMI Application Process

AdviseMI is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 program year!

Please submit application materials via email to advisemi(a) Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Applicants should apply as soon as possible, since interviews for individual high school placements can vary.

Questions may be directed to AdviseMI program staff by calling (517) 316-1713 or sending an email to advisemi(a)

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.  

College and University Partnerships

We are proud to be partnering with the following universities: 

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