For Advisors, By Advisors

Acceptance letters are great. Diplomas are even better. But many low-income, first-generation students have a hard time getting to that diploma. Finances, life circumstances, the academic and personal challenges of college – it’s complicated. It’s so complicated that only two out of 10 of them complete college within six years.

We can help more students get to graduation if we’re equipped with key pieces of information to support their progress through college.

GradSnapp was developed from the technology behind the Dell Scholars program. Since 2004, Dell Scholars has supported nearly 4,000 students with a very lean team. Our ability to help scholars depended on what we knew about the challenges they were facing, and our technology helps us get that information directly from students. Once we knew a student needed our help, we could easily intervene and provide the appropriate support.

And now GradSnapp is available for you to use to help your own students cross that graduation stage.

The GradSnapp Team

Oscar Sweeten-Lopez


Oscar Sweeten-Lopez is the president of College Success Tools at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the founder of GradSnapp, and past president of the Board of Directors for the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA). That’s a lot of titles, but here’s the part that matters to you: Oscar is mission-driven, college graduation-motivated and technology-obsessed. Oscar served more than a decade as the portfolio director overseeing the highly successful Dell Scholars program. His work directly advising students and developing a high engagement program model at scale has provided him the experience and insights to build technology that addresses the needs of college success advisors.

Bryan Potter

Technology Services Director

Curtis Powell

Customer Success Manager

Daniel Nelson

Senior Developer

Marlaina Wall

Customer Success Manager