College Success at UT Austin

Creating a higher-ed system where students from all economic backgrounds to be successful, earn their degrees on time, and prepare for life after college.


The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the University of Texas at Austin have partnered to provide robust, individualized support for all Pell-eligible students, and additional financial support for those with the greatest need.  

The team at UT for Me – Powered by Dell Scholars uses GradSnapp to help them provide effective support at scale. Launched in fall 2020, the program is supporting more than 2400 students in its first year and will grow to support nearly 10,000 students over the next four years. Program staff use the GradSnapp platform to organize information, set priorities, and put data in action to ensure students reach graduation.

The UT for Me team is able to leverage campus-wide data systems including financial aid, registration, and academic advising. Concluding the picture, students in the program complete surveys and program coordinators capture notes on every student interaction. GradSnapp brings all this information together to help the team translate insights into action.  

Together, we are creating a national model for supporting the success of students from all economic backgrounds.