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The Utah College Advising Corps (UCAC) is a college access program founded on the idea that all high school students deserve equitableopportunities to enroll in institutions of higher education. UCAC encourages Utah high school students to participate in the various higher education opportunities available through Utah’s eight public colleges and universities and eight technical colleges, as well as programs throughout the country. Our goal is to increase the number of Utah students who enroll in postsecondary education.


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UCAC College Access Advisers guide high school students through college entrance exam preparation, admissions procedures, and financial aid processes to ensure that all Utah students have access to higher education opportunities at the state's nine colleges and universities and beyond.

As recent college graduates, College Access Advisers have the unique ability to relate to students and to serve as both a role model and mentors. UCAC College Access Advisers believe that by giving more people access to higher education, UCAC not only benefits the lives of the students in the program, but has a widespread and lasting positive impact on the state as a whole.

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Rachel EverittDirector

RachelRachel is the Director for the Utah College Advising Corps. Rachel is a first generation college graduate who earned her B.S. in Social Science and Secondary Education at Westminster College and her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah.  






Jeannette Heltman, Associate Director

Jeannette Jeannette attended the University of Utah and earned two bachelor’s degrees in mass communications and English literature as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Serving as a College Access Adviser with the Utah College Advising Corps and helping young students transition into higher education developed her passion for higher education. She has worked as the Student Affairs Program Coordinator at the Full-Time MBA in the David Eccles School of Business before returning to UCAC as a Regional Coordinator and now Interim Assistant Director



Last Updated: 1/18/23