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Central Arkansas' Leading College Preparatory Program

With Help From Arkansas Commitment

Make Your College Dreams A Reality

Arkansas Commitment is an intensive Central Arkansas-based college preparation program that assists high-achieving African-American students by offering free supplemental counseling to ensure a seamless transition from high school to college.

We are committed to dismantling barriers that hinder access to higher education, firmly believing that every student deserves the opportunity to attend America’s best colleges. Our proven strategy centers around our ACE Core Pathway©,  a holistic, data-driven approach to college counseling with a proven track record of helping our scholars decode confusing deadlines, select the classes colleges expect, and craft powerful essays that will position our scholars to get accepted to America's most prestigious institutions!



College Matriculation Rate

$60.2 M

Collective Scholarships and Grants earned



Scholars Served


Gates Millenial Scholars produced


Enrolled in highly-selective institutions


Questbridge Scholars Produced

Our track record speaks volumes, with graduates of Arkansas Commitment going on to become leaders in their communities and beyond. From securing scholarships to excelling in higher education and beyond, our alumni showcase the transformative power of our programs. With a proven legacy of success, Arkansas Commitment continues to make strides in empowering the next generation of leaders to reach their full potential and make a meaningful impact in the world


Our wrap-around approach enables a more comprehensive evaluation, allowing students to showcase their unique strengths and potential beyond just test scores or grades. By valuing diverse experiences and achievements, Arkansas Commitment increases opportunities for underrepresented students to gain admission to college.


Through engaging symposiums, college tours & information sessions, monthly workshops, and college preparation resources, our members are encouraged to broaden their horizons and explore colleges beyond their backyard. On average, each 40-member cohort receives over 120 acceptance letters from institutions across America, opening doors to diverse academic and career experiences for our alumni.

Arkansas Commitment employs a comprehensive approach to guide students into college, offering mentorship, academic support, and leadership training throughout their educational journey. Through personalized counseling and access to resources, they empower students to navigate the college admissions process successfully and pursue higher education opportunities.

Arkansas Commitment's alumni emerge as empowered leaders equipped with the skills and confidence to thrive in their careers and communities, creating a ripple effect of positive change. 


With access to higher education and ongoing support, they continue to excel  academically and professionally,

Our application involves a thorough evaluation of students' academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, and personal qualities through an online application. 


Prospective participants undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure that those chosen are committed to academic excellence, leadership development, and community engagement.

Keenashae P., '22

Sewanee: The University of the South

The advisory process helped me find schools that piqued my interest and aligned with what I wanted to get from my college experience. The help I was given with editing college essays and perfecting my application to be a more appealing candidate really helped to secure my place in my dream school.


Carissa T., '18

Washington University in St. Louis

Arkansas Commitment has been instrumental to me and my family. The program helped not only me, but three of my siblings to get into college and post-graduation in ensuring the youth at my local church receive test prep to help them apply to college as well. Getting into college can be a complex process, and I couldn't suggest a better program than AC; they're truly dedicated to educating the community so that our community can give back. 

Germaine S. (parent), '19 & '22

Stanford University

The networking experience (getting to connect with top colleges and Arkansas Commitment Alumni) and individualized guidance throughout my daughters' high school journey make Arkansas Commitment stand out from any other program. From internships to research programs, the support offered by Arkansas Commitment made it possible for my daughters to get accepted into their dream college!



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