Getting students to and through college.


Do you want to go to college, but don’t know how to apply? Are you worried that you won’t be able to pay for college? Higher Edge is a free program that helps students get to and through college.

We recruit a new class of students each Spring – in March & April. If you would like to apply, please click the application link below or sign up for our mailing list below to receive news about our information sessions.



  • Are current 11th graders willing to commute to New London or Willimantic
  • Are passing core classes and on track to graduate
  • Are not participating in other college-access programs
You must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Your parents/guardians do not have a Bachelor’s degree from the US
  • You qualify for free or reduced lunch at school

Questions? Please contact us at or (860) 439-0034.

Dear Higher Edge Community,

As we look toward the future and the start of the upcoming academic year; we are announcing that Higher Edge will continue working virtually. While it had been our hope to open the office to our students and conduct on campus visits; the safety of our students and staff remains at the forefront of our work. Our small community just presents too many moving parts – Students attend 7 different high schools and almost 20 different college/university campuses.

Of course; we continuously monitor guidelines set forth by the CDC, state of Connecticut and local cities/towns in which our offices are located. Reassessments will be made as necessary and any changes will be shared accordingly.

Finally, we miss you! The office has been quiet for the last 17 months. The energy from events and the buzz of students talking and laughing cannot be replaced over Zoom. However, the virtual programming our advisors created during the pandemic proved to have far reaching positive impacts.

We cannot wait until COVID is safely behind us so that we can once again fully focus on advising and get back together!

In Community,
The Higher Edge Team
-Katie, Jason & Gracie