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When students have an equitable pathway to earning a college degree, everyone wins

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About College Possible

Since 2000, our college access and success programs have helped empower more than 80,000* students from under-represented communities on their path to a college degree.

Our pioneering model matches eligible students with near-peer coaches and an intensive curriculum designed to help them navigate and overcome the most common barriers to getting into college and completing their degree — all at no cost to students or their families.

Today, we’re among the largest college access and success organizations in the U.S. We’ve grown from a single regional office in St. Paul, MN to eight regional sites nationwide, and a growing suite of solutions designed to empower students — and those who serve them — at every stage of the college journey.

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*Fiscal Year 2021

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We envision a day when a student’s future is determined solely by their talent, motivation and effort.

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College Possible is making college admission and success possible for students from low-income backgrounds through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.


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Near-peer coaching

Students benefit from the relatability, recent experience and trusted relationship of our near-peer AmeriCorps coaches who offer an intensive curriculum of personalized support.

6+ years of support

Students enrolled in our Core Program receive one of the longest support cycles available, starting their junior year in high school and continuing through degree completion.

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Support for unenrolled students

Students who unenroll or stop out of college continue to receive coaching support to help them get back on track toward their college degree goal.

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Free to students

Thanks to the generous support of our funders and partners, our college access and success programs are offered at no cost to students or their families.

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We’re a proud AmeriCorps organization

AmeriCorps is a federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service. Our AmeriCorps members commit to a year of service as College Possible coaches in communities and college campuses throughout the country. Many represent the identities of the students they serve, and each brings a commitment to social justice and closing the college equity divide.

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College Possible wants to make sure that you don’t just get to college, but you finish college. It changed my life.

Marquette University

I knew that I wanted and needed to go to college, I just didn’t know the steps to take. College Possible has shown me how to take those steps and where it all starts.

Augsburg University

College Possible kept me motivated during these tough times. Being the second person to go to college is a big deal for my family and I’m happy that my hard work paid off.

Mather High School

More than 20 years of meaningful student impact

Through our national and regional partnerships and evidence-based programs, we are advancing college opportunity to build stronger communities and more equitable pathways to economic mobility.

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This work is our passion

College Possible was founded by a first-generation college graduate who recognized first-hand the value a college degree can play. Like our founder, each of our valued team members bring a deep commitment to help every student succeed.

Meet Our Team

Discover how College Possible helped Kryssy pursue her dream of helping others

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