1:1 college advice from the people who know college best

College Contact provides 1:1 near-peer advising to make college-going real for all students

1:1 college advice from the people who know college best

College Contact provides 1:1 near-peer advising to make college-going real for all students

Why Near Peer Advising Works

Our near-peer model connects high schoolers to current undergraduate mentors who are trained under our certification program. We match students to their mentors based on preferences for school, major, and demographics - which makes them highly relatable!

Meet Some of Our Mentors

Emefa Dake
Harvard University
Nicolas Rios
UNC Chapel Hill
Anika Nallur
Georgia Tech
Vincent Chen
UC Berkeley
Charlotte Burgess
University of Virginia
Aarav Raina
Northwestern University
Isabela Perez
Cornell University
Alan Hodzic
University of Florida
Karen Garcia
Yale University
Jackson Requarth
University of Alabama
Nicole Kiama
University of Wisconsiin Madison
Zavier Foster
Princetone University
Angela Magana
UC Berkeley
Tighe Russell
Boston College
Aminah Attaras
UC Los Angeles
Eduardo Calderon
Villanova University
Shraya Patel
Georgia Tech
Spencer Benjamin
UC San Diego
Emefa Dake
Harvard University
Nicolas Rios
UNC Chapel Hill
Anika Nallur
Georgia Tech
Vincent Chen
UC Berkeley
Charlotte Burgess
University of Virginia
Aarav Raina
Northwestern University
Isabela Perez
Cornell University
Alan Hodzic
University of Florida
Karen Garcia
Yale University
Jackson Requarth
University of Alabama
Nicole Kiama
University of Wisconsiin Madison
Zavier Foster
Princetone University
Angela Magana
UC Berkeley
Tighe Russell
Boston College
Aminah Attaras
UC Los Angeles
Eduardo Calderon
Villanova University
Shraya Patel
Georgia Tech
Spencer Benjamin
UC San Diego
Emefa Dake
Harvard University
Nicolas Rios
UNC Chapel Hill
Anika Nallur
Georgia Tech
Vincent Chen
UC Berkeley
Charlotte Burgess
University of Virginia
Aarav Raina
Northwestern University
Isabela Perez
Cornell University
Alan Hodzic
University of Florida
Karen Garcia
Yale University
Jackson Requarth
University of Alabama
Nicole Kiama
University of Wisconsiin Madison
Zavier Foster
Princetone University
Angela Magana
UC Berkeley
Tighe Russell
Boston College
Eduardo Calderon
Villanova University
Shraya Patel
Georgia Tech
Spencer Benjamin
UC San Diego
Find Your Mentor Match

How we find our mentors

 1    Initial Application

Prospective college mentors submit an initial application to our system. In our initial screening we ask for:

  • 3.3 GPA  minimum
  • Active campus involvement
  • Strong admissions essays
  • Accepted university list

 2    Writing Exam

Prospective mentors must pass our proprietary “college essay” writing exam. This test evaluates a student’s creative writing skills and ability to edit admissions essays.

 3    Case Interview

Prospective mentors complete 2 case studies via video chat to display their:

  • Professionalism on video chat
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Ability to respond to difficult situations
  • Knowledge of the admissions process

 4   Refresher Course

Accepted mentors are enrolled in our proprietary 12+ hour admissions refresher course which covers:

  • Virtual essay brainstorming techniques
  • Essay templates & processes for editing
  • New admissions data
  • How to evaluate student profiles
  • Financial aid & scholarships
  • Course selection techniques

We have mentors from  
70+ universities

Stanford University    |   UC Berkeley   |   California Institute of Technology    |    UC Los Angeles    |    Rice University   |    Vanderbilt University   |   Northwestern University    |    University of Chicago   |   University of Virginia    |    UNC Chapel Hill    |   Duke University    |    Georgetown University    |   Dartmouth College    |    University of Pennsylvania    |    Columbia University    |    Swarthmore College   |   Cornell University    |    New York University    |    Princeton University     |    Yale University   |    Brown University    |    Harvard University    |    Tufts University    
UC Los Angeles    |   UC San Diego    |   UC Irvine    |   UC Santa Barbara    |    Arizona State University    |   University of Arizona    |    University of Houston   |   Texas Tech University    |    UT Dallas   |   UT Austin    |    Texas State University    |   UW Madison    |    University of Illinois    |  Indiana University    |    University of Alabama    |    University of Georgia    |   University of Michigan    |    University of Pittsburgh    |    University of Florida    |   University of South Florida    |    NC State    |    University of Maryland   |    University of Delaware    |    Stonybrook State University    |    University of Massachusetts Amherst    |    Rutgers University
Stanford University    |   Pepperdine University    |   University of Southern California    |   California Institute of Technology    |    Southern Methodist University    |   Baylor University    |    Northwestern University   |   Valparaiso University    |    University of Chicago   |   Hillsdale College    |    Villanova University    |   New York University    |    George Washington University    |  American University    |    Wake Forest University    |    Howard University    |   Pace University |    Williams College    |    Boston University    |   Dartmouth College    |    Northeastern University    |    Boston College   |   Middlebury College    |    Bowdoin University    |    Colby College    |    Rollins College    |    University of Miami    |    Palm Beach Atlantic University    
Find A Mentor at Your Dream School

How we keep students safe

Double Flagging System
Our double flagging system allows students and mentors to make reports to our support team. Our 24/7 support team reviews these flags and communicates with students, parents, & admin to resolve them.
Secure Communication
All communication between students and mentors are recorded and monitored in app. No communications can be transferred off platform. Our system instantly flags any trigger words to our support team.
Mutual Reviews
Students are prompted to leave mentor reviews after each online meeting with their mentor. We review every review carefully and maintain a standard each mentor must meet to stay on platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rethink the College Process

The college admissions process does not need to be difficult or stressful. Our near-peer advising model facilitates better connections and relationships, so that students can excel in the application process and thrive on campus thereafter.

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