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College Greenlight unites a collective of educational advocates to increase college access and completion for underrepresented and historically underserved students. We make higher education more accessible by bridging information & opportunity gaps with free resources for community & school-based advisers. We partner with colleges and universities to diversify their campus communities and help them realize important institutional goals.

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Counselors and Advisers

Visit our experience made just for you, designed with counselors and advisers in mind. Find information on upcoming virtual events, resources, articles, and best practice information for how to connect with our 400+ college and university partners. No need to create an account.
 

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Students

Students

If you work with a college readiness organization or a community-based organization (CBO), you can unlock access to our tools on Cappex. Be sure to choose your organization during the sign-up process so you can research schools, find scholarships, and understand where you fit — at any stage of your college journey.

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Admissions Staff

Connect with our expansive advocacy network to identify, recruit, and enroll students from BIPOC, first-generation, lower-income, and other underrepresented backgrounds. Partner with College Greenlight to build brand awareness, connect with CBO counselors, and engage students to meet your enrollment goals.  

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About Us

What is College Greenlight?

College Greenlight is the leading college admissions ally for underserved students and the counselors, advisers, community-based organizations, and schools supporting them. 

College Greenlight provides free tools and resources to simplify the college and scholarship search and bridges the information gap to connect underserved students with unprecedented opportunities.

How Do We Support Students?

College Greenlight works to improve outcomes for students, organizations/schools, and colleges with:

  • College resources to help students along the journey to find and enroll at the college that’s right for them--- self exploration, participation in summer programs and unique campus visit opportunities, and guided college list building.
  • Scholarship resources to help students easily find and successfully apply for local and national scholarships to help close financial gaps. We combine best in class scholarship search, the nation’s largest database of scholarships, and relationships with scholarship organizations to provide students with unmatched opportunities and support to win money.
  • College networking resources like our CBO directory, in person and online events, and personalized college connections---highlight your organization,  help expand your college network, connecting you and your students to wider opportunities.

Who We Serve

College Greenlight is dedicated to supporting underserved students and the advocates who work tirelessly to help them during each stage of the process. College Greenlight is completely free for students and committed to accelerating the success of millions of students by helping them reach day one and, ultimately, graduate from the institution that’s right for them.

A Community for Change

Our community is built by Community Based Organizations (CBOs), local nonprofits, mentor programs, college prep high schools, and colleges and universities that are dedicated to making education equitable. These mutually beneficial partnerships highlight post-secondary opportunities for students.   

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60% of the Nation's Top Colleges

College Greenlight helps college partners build strategic relationships with Community-Based Organizations to maximize impact.

  

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1,500+ Organizations

Our network of over 1,500 community-based organizations (CBOs) offers hands-on support to students navigating the college search process.

 

 

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750,000+ Students

When colleges partner with Greenlight, they partner with CBOs to facilitate relationships with thousands of first-generation, lower-income, and historically underserved students.

 

 

Email us to learn how you can become part of the community.

Cappex and College Greenlight

At Cappex, our mission is to help every single student get closer to day one at the college that’s right for them. That’s why we started College Greenlight, a dedicated experience supporting the college aspirations of first generation and underserved populations on the nation’s college campuses. College Greenlight works to address important barriers to college access, leading to more students obtaining a degree, the most reliable path to economic mobility.

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College and University Partners

Varying from small private institutions to larger public schools, our partners all have a common goal: make education accessible to an increasingly diverse group of students. These institutions build mutually beneficial partnerships with CBOs to develop a network of admissions and financial aid support for Greenlight students.

Click any of the links within these tabs to learn more about admissions and financial aid opportunities for Greenlight students by state.

 

Florida

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida Southern College
Saint Leo University
University of Florida
University of Miami
University of South Florida
University of South Florida - Sarasota 
University of South Florida - St. Pete.

 

Georgia

Emory University
Georgia College and State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gordon State College
Ogeechee Technical College

 

Illinois

Arrupe College of Loyola University
Augustana College
Columbia College Chicago
DePaul University
Dominican University
Eastern Illinois University
Elmhurst University
Illinois College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Knox College
Loyola University, Chicago
Millikin University
National Louis University
North Central College
Northeastern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University
Oakton Community College
Roosevelt University
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
St. Augustine College
University of Chicago
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of St. Francis
Waubonsee Community College
Western Illinois University
Wheaton College (IL)

 

Indiana

Butler University
DePauw University
Hanover College
Indiana State University
Indiana Univ.-Purdue University Ind.
Indiana University-Bloomington
Manchester University
Purdue University
Saint Mary’s College (IN)
University of Notre Dame
Valparaiso University
Wabash College

 

Iowa

Cornell College
Grinnell College
Upper Iowa University

Kansas

University of Kansas

 

Kentucky

Centre College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Transylvania University
University of Kentucky

 

Louisiana

Tulane University
University of New Orleans

 

Maine

Bates College
Bowdoin College
Colby College

 

Maryland

College of Southern Maryland
Johns Hopkins University
St. Johns College - MD

 

Massachusetts

Amherst College
Bentley University
Brandeis University
Emerson College
Harvard College
Mount Holyoke College
Northeastern University
Smith College
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

Michigan

Central Michigan University
Ferris State University
Hillsdale College
Hope College
Lawrence Technological University
Michigan State University
University of Michigan
University of Michigan - Ross School of Business
Wayne State University

 

Minnesota

Carleton College
Hamline University
Macalester College
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
The College of Saint Scholastica
University of St. Thomas
Winona State University

 

Missouri

Lindenwood University
Park University
Saint Louis University
Washington University in St. Louis

Nebraska

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

 

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College

 

New Jersey

Georgian Court University
Princeton University
Rowan University
The College of New Jersey

 

New Mexico

St. Johns College - NM

 

New York

Bard College
Barnard College
Colgate University
Cooper Union for the Adv. of Sci. & Art
Cornell University
Fordham University
Herkimer County Community College
Hofstra University
New York University
Pratt Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Skidmore College
The Juilliard School
Tompkins-Cortland Community College
Union College (NY)
United States Military Academy
University of Rochester

 

North Carolina

Appalachian State University
Duke University
North Carolina State University
Queens University of Charlotte
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of North Carolina Wilmington

 

Ohio

Case Western Reserve University
The College of Wooster
Cuyahoga Community College
Kenyon College
Miami University

Ohio University

Ohio Wesleyan University
Otterbein University
The Ohio State University
University of Akron

 

Oregon

Reed College
Treasure Valley Community College
University of Oregon
University of Portland

 

Pennsylvania

Albright College
Carnegie Mellon University
Franklin & Marshall College
Gannon University
Gettysburg College
Immaculata University
Muhlenberg College
Pennsylvania State University
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown

 

Rhode Island

Brown University
University of Rhode Island