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College Admissions Network (CAN) Program 

This 16-week long program increases the rate of admission to institutions of higher education by selectively pairing undergraduate students with local high school seniors. As part of the program, high school seniors receive individualized assistance and support throughout the entire college application and enrollment processes .

Application Assistance

Students work with advisors throughout the entire process, from planning in September to final submissions in January.

Individualized Guidance

Students are paired with a current  University of Pennsylvania undergraduate  student-advisor who will answer questions and provide resources specific to students' needs.

Structured Schedule

Students follow a schedule to complete weekly tasks—registering for the SAT/ACT, creating a resume, requesting references, etc.—as they complete their college applications.

In the United States, only 54% of Black students attend college immediately after high school, compared to 60% Hispanic, 67% White, and 86% Asian.

Our goal is to strengthen high school seniors’ college applications to increase the likelihood of acceptance, provide students with a network for which they can ask unlimited questions, and reduce the stress associated with the college application process. 

Source: National Center for Education Statistics on Immediate College Enrollment Rate


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total college acceptances throughout the nation received by CAN students.


in scholarships awarded to CAN students 


of CAN students identified as people of color.

College/University Acceptances

University of Pennsylvania

Cornell University

Duke University

Boston University

Emory University

Temple University

Penn State University

Drexel University

LaSalle University

and more!

Paul Robeson High School

Northeast High School

Walter B. Saul High School

Class of 2021

CAN Cohort

Students applied to an average of 7.9 colleges and were accepted, on average, to 5.8 colleges.

Class of 2020

CAN Cohort

100 percent of advisors identified as people of color.

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