AdviseMI High School Partners

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.

Corps Size  Year Established High Schools Served Alumni Advisers 


AdviseMI High School Partnerships

To view and download a list of our high school partners and the locations where our advisers currently serve, click on this link or on the button below.

Adviser Directory for 2019-2020 Cohort

To view and download a directory of advisers serving in the 2019-2020 cohort, click on this link or on the graphic below. 

2020-2021 Host High School Application Timeline

Request for Proposals Available:   September 6, 2019 
Application Deadline:   November 1, 2019
Initial High School Partnerships Announced:   November 18, 2019
Adviser Candidate Interviews:   Winter/Spring 2020
Program Begins:   July 2020
Tentative Adviser Training (Required):   July/August 2020
Adviser Reports to High School Placement:   August 2020*
Program Ends:   June 2023*


Host High School Partnership Expectations

MCAN is seeking response from high school leadership (administrators and school counselors) who are committed to supporting a dedicated, full-time, college adviser and dramatically raising their college-going rates through a systematic team approach.  Interested high schools are asked to complete this application online, provide several assurances and attach a minimum of three letters of support (described below). By completing the application, high schools commit to participating in the program for a minimum of three academic years (2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23) and providing the required cost share. The funding expectation will increase over the first three years of the program.

Annual Cost Share Requirement 
Year 1 High Schools:   $9,000 
Year 2 High Schools:   $12,000
Year 3 and Beyond High Schools:   $15,000

These funds can be provided by district and non-district sources including but not limited to: a community foundation, an intermediate school district, a United Way, a family foundation, a corporation/business, a local government, or any combination. Match funding must be secured by the high school. If you need assistance locating match funding or drafting a funding request, MCAN can provide support.

Host High School Application Process

The host high school application process is now closed but will re-open in fall 2020.

Award Process

High schools are selected through a competitive selection process. Final decisions regarding selection are based on information provided in the application, the school buy-in as demonstrated by the letters of support provided, and the level of need communicated in the proposal.

Contact Us

For more information or to learn about the application process, contact AdviseMI Director Melissa Steward by calling (517) 316-1713 or via email at Melissa(a) 

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