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    Applying to college can be challenging, but Strive for College makes it easy.

    Get into your dream school with the help of an online mentor and access to many more resources.

    Choose a College

    Find your best-fit college. Our college search tool will help you find the college that suits your needs and interests while maximizing your chances of college acceptance and ultimately graduation.



  • What is Strive?

    Strive is an online community helping high school students get through the confusing college admissions process. Students match with a personalized mentor who helps them on the path to college.



  • The Strive Solution

    High school students gain free access to college profiles, college applications, virtual mentors, a student community, and much more! All tools are designed to help students prepare for college success.


  • What is Online Mentoring?

    Students gain access to free one-on-one guidance from volunteer mentors. Strive Mentors work with students online providing assistance and advice along each part of the college application process.

  • Who are Strive Mentors?

    Strive Mentors are trained volunteers who have the knowledge and skills to help students successfully conquer college admissions. Mentors are college students, professionals, retirees, and come from many different backgrounds. They all share a passion for helping students like you.

Student Success Stories

Strive has already helped more than 4,000 low-income high school students enter 4-year colleges.

Jelissa, 12th grade

Strive helped me a lot about learning how to do college applications, what the requirements are and scholarships. Without Strive I don’t think I’d be able to go to my dream school.

Jaime, 12th grade

Mentoring from Strive helped me. They guided me through the whole application, scholarships, the requirements…Strive gives you that help that you need - that advantage of staying focused and knowing what’s important for college.

Delaney, 12th grade

Strive is one of the best ways that you can get prepared for college because it gives you a lot of the answers — you don’t know what you don’t know, and they really help you figure out what you need to know.


Become a Strive student and start your future today.

  • Assistance with researching and obtaining scholarships
  • Research opportunities to see which institutions are a financial fit
  • Resources for saving money to pay for college
  • Save, edit and share your essays with your advisor

Strive has already helped more than 2,000 low-income high school students enter 4-year colleges and recruited thousands of mentors at 100 colleges and universities nationwide.