UStrive online mentoring platform

UStrive connects high school students with a mentor to help guide them through the college application process.

Student Profiles
High School Students

Complete your online profile to receive mentor & college suggestions.

I'm a Student
Application Trackers
Application Trackers

Start application trackers to manage task deadlines & essay prompts.

Real-Time Messaging
Video Chat
Real-Time College Coaching

Students & mentors can schedule sessions to collaborate over messaging, video chat and phone calls.

Strive Score
Track Strive Scores

Monitor your student's Strive Score, an individualized college preparedness index.

Verified Mentors
Verified College Mentors

Complete identity verification & mentor training to begin mentoring.

I'm a Mentor
Best Fit College
Strive can recommend safety, reach, and match schools from over 4,000 College Profiles to identify your best fit.
Interactive Curriculum
A complete guide for users to walk through all aspects of the college search and application process.
Task Tracking
Keep on top of tasks to complete and upcoming deadlines for colleges of interest.
Community Collaboration
Personalized based on your background, Strive can recommend safety, reach, and match schools to identify your best fit.
Paying for College
Learn about financial aid and scholarships and pay less for college.
1-on-1 Guidance
Engage with your student/mentor using Messaging, Phone, or Video Chat securely through the platform.
Before Strive, I never had that person to answer my college questions. My amazing Strive mentor believes in me and is there to answer my questions.
Having a mentor has put me at ease. I go to my mentor with anxiety, stress, and confusion, and he always gives me very good advice.
I feel really lucky to have my mentor. She encourages me and gives me the con dence to try my best to get into these colleges.
Without Strive I think that I would have been really stressed and confused about college applications and nancial aid.
Flexible Schedule

Becoming an online mentor is a unique volunteer opportunity that allows you to tailor your mentoring to your availability.

Anytime, Anywhere

Provide mentoring online anytime, anywhere. Connect with students via phone, video, and/or direct messaging.

Rewarding Experience

Being an online mentor is very rewarding. Mentors get to walk along side their student as they acheive their college dream!

I want to make a difference and I hope that the students I am fortunate to work with will say 'because of you I didn’t give up.'
I really enjoy mentoring. It is an amazing experience to watch students grow week to week as they start their college journey.
A health issue has kept me from doing my usual volunteer work in the community. But with Strive, I can mentor online which works well for me.
As a first generation student I know what it is like to want to go to college but not have clear guidance. I like helping other students accomplish their goal.

Why UStrive?

A college education is the most effective way to open doors of economic opportunity. Knowledgeable guidance throughout the process dramatically improves the likelihood of successful college admission.

Strive’s technology helps identify colleges that have a track record of graduating students with backgrounds similar to yours.

Access to college opportunity depends on access to college advising, which is increasingly hard to find in under-served public schools. Strive gives you the resources and knowhow to beat the odds and maximize your potential.

UStrive Works!

78% went to a four-year college or university

78% went to a four-year college or university

89% required no debt for tuition

89% required no debt for tuition

99% of Strivers go to college!

99% of Strivers go to college!