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Partnering with CBOs for College Access

We've had the privilege of interacting with counselors and students from the Nicholas Academic Centers over the past couple of years and are grateful for their feedback as we work together to improve engagement between students and colleges!

Have questions about EPIC and Elevator Pitch? Hear how Anta and NAC have utilized the opportunities to humanize the college admissions process:

*EPIC is a free platform for students to actively engage with admissions officers through video. It’s simple to use: students watch short video pitches created by admissions officers from over 40 universities. Students then record their own 90-second video pitches and “high five” their top five institutions. In response, students receive personal video messages from colleges in a way that promotes further engagement (and hopefully more excitement about applying to college). EPIC has been designed in close consultation with CBO partners. For example, CBOs counselors are able to use the platform’s feedback feature to provide students with input on their video pitch, which in turn helps the students build confidence and understand they have a valuable voice in the college search process.