Advancing Academics is a 501c3 nonprofit, charitable organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information of Advancing Academics. 
can be obtained from ​the PA Department of State by calling 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

“While Matt already had planned on going to college, Advancing Academics was helpful in advising him to create college experiences that would make him more well rounded and marketable... The advice from Advancing Academics was well taken and we appreciated all the support we received.”




Our Mission

The mission of Advancing Academics is to improve the economic opportunities for low-income, high-achieving high school students by enabling them to successfully pursue higher education.

Program Features

Our Philosophy

“I have a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment that I have been looking forward to for four years. My mom and brother are very happy for me but always knew I would make it.”


Nikki Polliard

2011 College Graduate

  •  Assisting with college identification. 
  • Identifying and ranking of financial aid/scholarship opportunities.
  • Assisting with completion and submission of several highly ranked scholarship opportunities.
  • Matching students with liaisons for the duration of college tenure to help ensure graduation and career placement.

The major services and resulting products include:

Stories of Success

Advancing Academics is based on the philosophy that by leveling the playing field, low-income, high-achieving students will have access to higher education with adequate financial resources.

“Advancing Academics’ staff went above and beyond to meet with me over and over until I was able to choose the school that was best for me. They even took me on college visits to help me make an informed decision.”


Alicia Bey,

2011 College Graduate