Who We Are

Get2College is Mississippi’s recognized expert resource for college admission and financial aid advice. We offer students and their families a comprehensive program to help plan, prepare, and pay for college. Get2College is a program of the nonprofit Woodward Hines Education Foundation. We provide free counseling services in our Get2College Centers in Jackson, Ocean Springs, and Southaven and support high school counselors throughout the state in helping students get to college and be successful there. Our new model college access program delivers intensive counseling services in a small number of select schools.

Our Get2College Centers counsel more than 4,000 students and parents annually, and our outreach staff touch more than 35,000 per year through workshops in the state’s high schools. We host FAFSA Completion Days in more than 200 high schools, providing one-on-one assistance in submitting the federal and Mississippi financial aid applications.

what we mean by college

College does not mean just four-year institutions because there are many pathways to fulfill career aspirations. Whether working toward a welding technology certificate at a community college or an engineering degree from a university, we help any student seeking a valuable post-secondary credential.

how we are funded

Get2College is a division of the nonprofit Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF). The mission of WHEF is to help Mississippians achieve a better life through education by providing services and philanthropic grants, while building permanent charitable capital.

Get2College mission

To provide best-in-class college planning services to Mississippi families and educators to help students get to college and be successful there. Our efforts have a special focus on students who have been traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education.

Get2College vision

All Mississippians will have access to the very best college planning and counseling services to ensure postsecondary fit and increase college opportunity and completion. Get2College will be the trusted and premier resource for college planning, preparation, information and training services in Mississippi.

Get2College values

We believe in the power of education and the potential of all students.

Everything we do is dedicated to ensuring that all students have the best information and support they need to access and succeed in college.

We believe in equity.

We believe that all students–regardless of income, race or circumstance–have the right to the very best information, resources, support and opportunities that will help them enroll and succeed in college.

We empower and encourage students to see that college can and will be a part of their future.

Every day we engage with students and educators across Mississippi to help improve the pathway to college for all students.

We believe in the value of all postsecondary credentials.

We are trustworthy.

Everything we do is done with integrity and a commitment to being transparent, ethical, and honest with the students, parents and educators we serve and with each other.

We believe in strong relationships.

We approach each day excited about the potential opportunities for our students, and commit to always providing an open door and compassion for the students, parents, educators, and communities we serve.

our partners

Get2College Director Ann Hendrick was one of only two representatives from Mississippi chosen to participate in the Reach Higher FAFSA Convening at the White House. The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of the future by completing education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. College access leaders from across the country convened to discuss financial aid, how to improve the FAFSA and how to encourage more students to complete the FAFSA.

Get2College Director Ann Hendrick was one of only two representatives from Mississippi chosen to participate in the Reach Higher FAFSA Convening at the White House. The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady’s effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of the future by completing education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. College access leaders from across the country convened to discuss financial aid, how to improve the FAFSA and how to encourage more students to complete the FAFSA.

Get2College partners with highly regarded organizations to provide specialized services:

  • 100 Black Men Jackson
  • Alignment Jackson
  • American Council on Education
  • Barksdale Foundation
  • Better Make Room
  • City of Jackson Mayor’s Youth Initiative
  • College Goal Sunday
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority -Desoto Chapter
  • DeSoto County Schools
  • Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership
  • Gulf Coast Junior Auxiliary
  • In His Steps Ministries
  • Jackson Junior League
  • Jackson Public Schools
  • Mississippi Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Mississippi Association of Financial Aid Administrators
  • Mississippi Center for Justice
  • Mississippi Department of Education
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  • Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
  • Mississippi State Office of Financial Aid
  • Mississippi State University
  • National College Access Network
  • Northwest Community College
  • Operation Shoestring
  • Parents for Public Schools Jackson
  • Reach Higher
  • Rotary Club of Jackson
  • Southaven Chamber of Commerce
  • Southern Association for College Admission Counseling
  • University of Southern Mississippi – Gulf Park
  • XQ America Rethink High School

XQ Jackson Roadshow HighlightXQ: The Super School Project visited the Mississippi Children’s Museum last week, and heard great ideas from students, educators, and community members on how to #RethinkHighSchool. America, what’s your idea? Let’s build a super school!

Posted by XQ America on Monday, October 26, 2015