Find a mentor to help you apply to college and succeed once you’re there.

UStrive connects high school and college students with a mentor to help with everything from college applications and financial aid to exploring career opportunities -- all through our online mentoring platform.

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How does UStrive help?

Learn more about the features that UStrive has to offer its community of students and mentors.

Verified Mentors

Find a verified mentor that attended a particular college, had a related major, or is in a career that you find interesting.

Real-Time Chat

Chat with your mentor over messaging, video, or phone calls. You can even text your mentor straight from your phone!

College Search

Find reach, match and safety schools using our college search tool, and gain direct access to our college partners.

Journey Map

Pick a topic to work on with your mentor. We'll provide a step-by-step guide through your college admissions and education journey.

Trusted Community

Hear from other students and mentors who have gone through it all before. Get their recommendations on how best to handle your unique situation.

File Manager

Create documents like essays or letters of recommendations to share with your mentor and collaborate in real-time.

Getting started couldn't be easier.

If you are a high school or college student and feel as though you could use some help with college applications, financial aid, transferring schools, or career planning, follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way!

  • Create an Account

    Simply create a UStrive student account with us today. We will then ask you to provide a phone number and we will send you a text to verify that phone number. (This ensures students and mentors can exchange messages with one another.) After that, it’s time to...

  • Choose a Topic

    After you’ve determined which mentor to work with, you’ll let that mentor know what you’d like to work on first. You and your mentor will work collaboratively together on all your tasks and questions and you’ll be off to the races!

  • Pick a Mentor

    Not only do you get help with your college applications and career planning for free, but you get to choose which mentor you’d like to work with! You can even look to see if any of our mentors majored in a subject you are interested in, have attended the schools you are considering applying to, or are in careers you’d like to pursue.

Learn More About UStrive

Select a mentor today. It's 100% free.

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Thousands of students use UStrive

What better way to learn about Strive than to hear from real former students!

Before UStrive, I never had that person to answer my college questions. My amazing UStrive mentor believes in me and is there to answer my questions. :)

Frances - Brandeis University

Having a mentor has put me at ease. I go to my mentor with anxiety, stress, confusion and he always gives me very good advice.

Jerry - Harvard University

My mentor helped me so much! She edited my essays and discussed how to select the best-fit college. I’m thankful I registered for UStrive!

Sam - Yale University

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to find out more? Read below for some of our frequently asked questions.

UStrive is an online mentoring platform that connects high school and college students with a free volunteer mentor who helps make college applications, transfers, and career planning as simple and stress-free as possible. Students and mentors communicate exclusively on the platform and can connect anytime that is convenient for them.

UStrive also creates a personalized set of steps to help students stay on track and guide them through the often challenging tasks they need to complete to achieve their goals. With the help of their mentor, they can work through their tasks and soon learn that it’s much easier than they initially thought.

UStrive is proud to be 100% free to students. If you have questions about the college application process, financial aid, college transfers, career planning or something else, our mentors would love to help.

Looking for a mentor? Register for free.

It only takes a few minutes to set up your account and get matched with one of our qualified mentors.