High school students across the state of Texas have a new resource to guide them through the college application process in the form of an AI chatbot.

Thanks to a public-private partnership announced by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), the new initiative will tap AdmitHub’s technology to enable students to access ADVi, a conversational AI chatbot that offers proactive, personalized guidance to help students navigate their way to and through college.

ADVi can communicate with students 24/7 via text message, and if students need additional support, it directs them to a cohort of live advisers who are trained and funded through a partnership with the College Advising Corps.

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Texas students may access ADVi by texting “COLLEGE” to 512-829-3687 or starting a freshman application in ApplyTexas. The THECB launched the text messaging tool this month to 60,000 high school seniors who opted into receiving messages in their ApplyTexas applications. High school juniors may also opt-in to ADVi to start receiving messaging in November.

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