Information for Counselors

Interested in bringing ADVi to your school campus?

Thank you for your interest! We know school counselors like you work hard on behalf of Texas students every day. We created ADVi as a resource to any Texas student or potential student with questions about college. ADVi is available 24/7 and can answer many general questions about applying to college, the financial aid process (including FAFSA!), and college readiness.

Our hope is that ADVi can help answer students’ basic questions about college, freeing up your time for more in-depth conversations with students. ADVi can also add capacity by answering students’ questions outside of your office hours, providing them with information and resources, and reminding them about key milestones and deadlines.

Accessing ADVi

Right now, any student in Texas may access ADVi by texting “COLLEGE” to 512-829-3687. Students may also opt in by starting their freshman ApplyTexas application.

If you would like to speak in more detail about bringing ADVi to your students or would like to request more information or a presentation on ADVi to your school or staff, please contact Erin Willig at erin.willig@highered.texas.govWe look forward to collaborating!

Promoting ADVi on your campus and with your students

Below is a collection of resources you can use to familiarize yourself with ADVi and everything you need to get the word out to your students!

Nice to meet you!

We’re glad you’re interested in ADVi. Download this welcome letter to get familiar with ADVi and how it can help your students.

Ways to share ADVi

Download this helpful PDF with ideas and text you can copy and paste in social media, emails, or newsletters to share ADVi with your students.

Get social with ADVi

Sharing ADVi on your website or social media is easy! Download visual content you can share on your website or social media channels.

Bring ADVi to your school

Download ADVi posters and flyers you can print and display on your campus. A variety of sizes are available!

Want hard copies?

Fill out this simple form to request hard-copy materials (flyers, posters, stickers, and more!) be mailed to you.

Get text updates!

Want to get an idea of what your students are receiving from ADVi, plus tips and content you can share with your students about college? Text “COUNSELOR” to 512-829-3687.

Join our Mailing List

Sign up for our mailing list for updates and ADVi news. You’ll receive 1-2 emails per month – we know you already have a full inbox! – with tips and information you can put to use with your students.

Sign up by visiting THECB’s email signup page. Open the “College Readiness and Success” section and check “Virtual Advising Project (ADVi).”

If you have any problems with the steps above, email erin.willig@highered.texas.gov to be added to the list!