Lower Columbia College

During the 2015-2016 school year, special College Success Advisors worked throughout the Houston Independent School District with high school students to offer advising services and enroll them in post-secondary school. During interviews about their experiences over the past academic year, conducted during spring 2016, CSAs gave feedback on implementation of the College Advising Program at their specific campus(es) and provided suggestions for the future of the program. The most common of these suggestions have been collected and reported here. These include the importance of CSA/student identity overlap, concerns about students’ college readiness, and the positive changes CSAs have seen in students over the course of the academic year.