Post-Secondary Advising

Post-Secondary Advising is a free service where you can receive ongoing advising and support related to academics, financial aid, campus life, or whatever you need to successfully complete your education and get ready for your career. Our goal is to understand you on a holistic level as a student so we can better assist you in reaching your educational and career goals. Our services are available to high school graduates & GED holders, students taking a year off, and current college/post-secondary students working towards the completion of a degree, certificate, or license.
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Summer Programs
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After School Programs

Program Goals

  1. Take Care of Yourself -  navigate the opportunities and challenges of post-secondary education while centering your physical, mental, and emotional well-being
  2. Achieve Your Goals -  earn the degree, certificate, or license of your choice
  3. Prepare for Life - get ready to independently navigate adulthood with skills and knowledge needed to live out your vision of success

Program Schedule

Fall Session: Monday, September 13th - Thursday, December 16th Spring Session: Begins Tuesday, January 18 Days: Appointments available Mondays - Fridays (not including holidays) Time: Appointment times vary Location: Anywhere! LEAP Office at Shetland Park (35 Congress St., Suite 102, Salem); remote via Google Meet; your college campus.

Program Design

Advising includes, but is not limited to:
  • Course selection
  • Support in resolving academic, health and/or financial services as needed
  • Social/emotional and academic support
  • Assistance in finding jobs and internships in a related field
  • Help with transfer process if needed
  • Career and graduate school advising

Additional Benefits

In addition to high-quality support, added benefits include:
  • Opportunities to share your experiences with younger students 
  • Access to special workshops on topics such as first-time home buying and understanding credit
  • Join LEAP’s Alumni Network after program completion
  • District COVID safety protocols in place for in-person meetings

Student Eligibility

Open to any students, with priority given to students from economically disadvantaged households, English Learners, students of color, and first-generation-to-college students.