About Matriculate

Our vision is that one day all high-achieving, low-income high school students in America will have access to colleges where they will thrive, giving them a unique opportunity to change the trajectory of their own lives and the lives of their families.

Over 50% of high-achieving, low-income students don’t apply to a single college or university that is an academic match.

To close the gap, Matriculate Advising Fellows personally guide up to four high school students each through the college application and enrollment process. 

Over the course of their students’ junior and senior years, Advising Fellows provide the information, encouragement, and the tools that students need to matriculate to target colleges that have the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate on time with low debt burdens.

Students see their relationships with advisors as authentic—this leads to a high level of trust which in turn creates relationships that have social capital…this [Matriculate] student had direct and indirect effects on his peers through both formal and informal opportunities to share his experience with college. He set an example of applying to and matriculating at a top performing college out of his home state.”

– Dr. Katie Lynk Wartman, PhD