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ASP is the leading provider of college access for 15 high schools in Dallas-Fort Worth and the greater Houston area, making college an option for more than 3,000 high school seniors each year, with college placements across the country. We are Dallas’a only nationally recognized college access provider and the 2016 recipient of the National College Access Network (NCAN) College Access Organization Award of Excellence.

Far from merely a community-based organization, ASP college advisors occupy a dedicated space in each high school, creating a center for all things college.  With the assistance of our ASP Ambassadors and Student Leaders, we work tirelessly to promote a college-going culture in our schools. Through our unique access to students throughout their high school career, we host upwards of 34,000 individual student advising sessions and more than 390 small group and classroom visits and workshops throughout the year. This level of engagement and college promotion feeds our college partnerships ensuring successful student placement.

Our staff, our students, and our stories have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, The Chronicle for Higher Education, and the Yale Daily News.

Frank Byers – South Oak Cliff ’15

Gates Millennium Scholar

Texas A&M University ’19


Julissa Cardona – Bryan Adams High School ’16

University of North Texas ’19


Alan Estrada – School of Science and Engineering ’15

Harvard College ’19


Gisselt Estrada – Seagoville High School ’16

University of Texas at Dallas ’20

Jennifer Orozco – Hillcrest High School ’13

University of Southern California ’17

Ruben Perez – Molina High School ’15

University of Texas at Austin ’19

Cheyenne Allen – Seagoville High School ’16

Gates Millennium Scholar

Texas Woman’s University – ’20

Mackenzie Palmer – David W. Carter High School ’16

Prairie View A&M University ’20

Brianna Degraite – David W. Carter High School ’16

 Texas A&M University ’20

Jose Cantu – WT White High School ’16

University of North Texas ’19