The College Access Program

The College Access Program can help you get READY, get SET and GO to college!

Many students and adults throughout the Philadelphia region dream of advancing their education but often find their resources limited. Through our College Access Program, we offer FREE services that can help you achieve your educational dreams.

Created in 1990, the College Access Program is Philadelphia's largest and most broadly based college assistance program. We help make a college education accessible to anyone interested in pursuing higher education regardless of age, grade level, or location. We provide direct services to middle and high school students from select partner schools.

Download the College Roadmap to help you get organized on your pathway to college.


We are a partner in the PhillyGoes2College Network.


The College Access and Success Center at the Gallery, which has provided excellent service for 22 years, has closed its doors. We are excited to partner with the Mayor’s Office of Education and other key providers to prepare for the opening of more than 15 satellite sites – with robust virtual supports -- where college access and success services will be distributed more broadly across the city. Find the Connect2College program here.

The Ed Fund continues to build paths for students to succeed in college and career. Read more about our endeavors to provide a path to college and career for every student here.