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College Greenlight

Support and recruit first-generation, lower income, and historically underserved students
College Greenlight is the nation's largest community of professionals supporting and recruiting first-generation, lower-income, and historically underserved students. By leveraging our nationwide network of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to reach students and their advocates earlier, you can develop a diverse pipeline of students who are more likely to apply, enroll, and succeed.

The Nation’s Largest College Access Network


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Expand Your Reach

Showcase Your Institution to Underserved Students

Through your Appily college profile page, College Greenlight students learn about the academic, social, cultural, and financial offerings at your school.

The more students can visualize themselves on your campus, the more confident they will feel communicating with your team and applying for admission.

High-Intent Leads

Student Inquiries

Despite 32% of 18-24-year-old’s having opted out of going to college, historically underserved students are increasingly interested in pursuing college degrees.

With College Greenlight, you can tap into this opportunity by securing a guaranteed volume of inquiries from CBO-affiliated, first-generation, and lower-income students based on your school’s unique enrollment goals.

Partner With CBOs

Tap Into Student Advocacy Networks to Advance Institutional Priorities

College Greenlight can help you identify and build relationships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that match your recruitment objectives. Uncover new enrollment opportunities with College Greenlight’s network of student advocates.

A Solution for Every Institution

CBO Directory Access

Learn about the 1500+ college access organizations in our network to locate programs that align with your targeted recruitment goals.

Curated CBO Lists

A curated list of organizations can offer immediate and relevant connections to right-fit CBOs in support of your recruitment goals. Get your CBO partnership strategy off the ground faster with expert advice from our team.

Staff Training

Bring your admissions staff together for a session with our college success team. Introduce your staff to best practices for recruiting underrepresented students and maintaining CBO partnerships and keep equity at the forefront of your admissions cycle.

Facilitated Partnership Building

Accelerate key CBO partnerships in desired recruitment markets with guidance from our team. Facilitated introductions between a liaison from your office, newly identified CBOs, and our team can jump-start your connection.

Branded Communications

Students often fail to enter the applicant pool due to a lack of information about the admissions and financial aid process. By launching branded communications and event invitations to our college access community, you can demystify the admissions and financial aid process and increase your applicant pool.

  • CBO Newsletters: Annual or bi-annual branded emails to provide updates for CBO advisors and counselors each admissions cycle


College Greenlight typically has been our strongest ROI source in the last couple of years. I'm excited how the combination of services will lead to stronger overall results in the future.


Ben Toll, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

George Washington University
Dedicated Partnership

Each of our partners works with a dedicated Partner Success Manager who learns your organization and culture to steer your team to the right answers and resources. Our higher ed experts become an extension of your leadership team and expand the capacity of what you can accomplish.

Talk to Our Team
Jonathan April
Jonathan April

Managing Director, College Greenlight

Specialties Underrepresented Students, Enrollment Strategy, Admissions, Emerging Student Populations, At-Risk Students, Diversity and Inclusion, First Generation Students
Wenie Lado
Wenie Lado

Associate Director, Enrollment Success, College Greenlight

Specialties Underrepresented Students, Enrollment Strategy, Admissions, Diversity and Inclusion, First Generation Students, Student Activism

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