College Greenlight unites a collective of advocates to improve postsecondary outcomes for 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
60% of the Nation's Top Colleges
College Greenlight helps college partners build strategic relationships with Community-Based Organizations to maximize impact.
Our network of over 1,500 community-based organizations (CBOs) offers hands-on support to students navigating the college search process.
When colleges partner with Greenlight, they partner with CBOs to facilitate relationships with thousands of first-generation, lower-income, and historically underserved students.
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.
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.
|Colorado School of Mines|
|Colorado State University|
|Otero Junior College|
|University of Denver|
|United States Coast Guard Academy|
|University of Connecticut|
|University of Delaware|
|Georgia College and State University|
|Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Gordon State College|
|Kennesaw State University|
|Ogeechee Technical College|
|Indiana State University|
|Saint Mary’s College (IN)|
|University of Notre Dame|
|Upper Iowa University|
|University of Kansas|
|Jefferson Community and Technical College|
|University of Kentucky|
|University of New Orleans|
|College of Southern Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins University|
|St. Johns College - MD|
|Central Michigan University|
|Ferris State University|
|Lawrence Technological University|
|Michigan State University|
|University of Michigan|
|University of Michigan - Ross School of Business|
|Wayne State University|
|Saint Mary's University of Minnesota|
|The College of Saint Scholastica|
|University of St. Thomas|
|Winona State University|
|Saint Louis University|
|Washington University in St. Louis|
|University of Nebraska - Lincoln|
|Georgian Court University|
|The College of New Jersey|
|St. Johns College - NM|
|Appalachian State University|
|North Carolina State University|
|Queens University of Charlotte|
|University of North Carolina School of the Arts|
|University of North Carolina Wilmington|
|Case Western Reserve University|
|The College of Wooster|
|Cuyahoga Community College|
|Ohio Wesleyan University|
|The Ohio State University|
|University of Akron|
|Treasure Valley Community College|
|University of Oregon|
|University of Portland|
|University of Rhode Island|
|University of Utah|
|University of Mary Washington|
|University of Richmond|
|University of Virginia|
|Washington and Lee University|
|Central Washington University|
|George Washington University|
|West Virginia University|
|Milwaukee School of Engineering|
|University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee|
|University of Wisconsin - Stout|
|University of Wisconsin - Superior|