On average, 18% of Delaware’s college-ready students do not apply to any college or university.

—Harvard Strategic Data Project 2013

Our college advising sessions teach students about the college selection, application, financial aid, and transition process, covering key activities students must accomplish to successfully enroll in and complete college.

High-achieving students from low-income households are limiting their college choices to those more known to family and friends, rather than basing it on their academic ability and their increased likelihood of financial aid at more selective institutions.

Caroline Hoxby and Christopher Avery

In our dynamic cohort model, students forge lasting relationships and a peer group with similar academic goals. Our college advising sessions educate students about financial aid opportunities that may be available to them at a wide variety of colleges.

Low-income first generation students are seven times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree if they began at a four-year institution than their peers that began at a two-year institution.

“Moving Beyond Access” from The Pell Institute

Our college advising sessions educate students about the many options available in college selection, particularly focusing on four-year programs.

High school students and their families need improved academic preparation for college, encouragement to engage on a college campus, and, a smoother transition to college.

“Moving Beyond Access” from The Pell Institute

Our college style classes have an intimate and engaging roundtable Socratic seminar format, where students actively participate, gaining strength, confidence, and the ability to succeed in every area of college life.