The V-SOURCE College Access Program


Are you a V-SOURCE Student?

Are you looking for the V-SOURCE website?

This is EdBoost's main website.  Feel free to look through our Practice! area for videos and worksheets on academic skills (especially math and algebra!).

But if you are looking for the main V-SOURCE website (with college application information and SAT prep, go to

Remember, you'll need your username and password to access the site.  Check your original V-SOURCE email for that info.

If you have questions (or can't find your log in information), please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at vsource AT vsource4college DOT org or call us at 310.559.2017.


What is V-SOURCE?

V-SOURCE, which stands for Virtual Student Outreach for College Enrollment, is a free college access program that provides high school juniors with reminders (via text, email, and other "virtual" means) and online materials to help them prepare for the SAT and navigate the college application process. Students will also receive small incentives for completing important steps in the college application process.  Students will receive online SAT and college application curriculum and "virtual support" from trained college student advisors to help them use the curriculum and stay on track during the college application process.

How many students can apply?

We have recruited nearly 4,000 students in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Tulare Counties. Recruitment is currently closed for the class of 2014. We are currently looking for funding to recruit for the class of 2015.

Which students are eligible for V-SOURCE?

Students must be juniors and attend a school that meets our criteria (if you have been contacted by V-SOURCE staff, your school meets our selection criteria).  Eligible students must also meet the following criteria:

  • Have taken Algebra I.
  • Have taken (or are taking) Geometry or Algebra II.
  • Did not receive more than one D or F (semester grade) in Algebra I, 9th grade English, or 10th grade English

When are the applications due?

We are not currently accepting applications for V-SOURCE.

The V-SOURCE Research Project

How does the V-SOURCE Research Program work?

V-SOURCE is a new program, so the V-SOURCE Research Project is designed to see how well it works. The V-SOURCE Research Project is a research study conducted by UCLA Professors Meredith Phillips, Ph.D. and Sarah Reber, Ph.D.  This research study aims to understand how students go through the college application process and, if they are involved in V-SOURCE, how they use the program and how much it helps them.

Do I need my parent or guardian's permission to participate?

Yes, the application provides your parents with information about the program (in English and Spanish) and asks parents to sign a form if they agree to allow their child to participate.  Parents must sign the form for students to participate.

How many students will receive V-SOURCE and how will they be chosen?

Approximately 63% of the applicants will be randomly chose to receive V-SOURCE.  The selection process is completely random, like a lottery, and does not consider your grades, test scores, or anything you write on the application.  

What happens to students who are not seleted to participate in V-SOURCE?

Students not selected to receive V-SOURCE will go through the college application process just as they would have if we did not offer this program. They, of course, will be free to talk with their college counselors, teachers, and any other resource that they would usually draw upon for help with college applications.  We will ask these students to participate in two surveys (one in the spring of this school year, one right before they graduate) and provide them with $20 gift cards for responding to the surveys.


How do I learn more about V-SOURCE?


How to Get a V-SOURCE Application

We are not currently accepting applications for V-SOURCE.  Please stay-tuned to see if we can recruit for the class of 2015.