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Welcome to the NRCA
College Guidance Center

Here you will find resources and information to guide you through the college admissions process. Should you need additional information, please contact me.

Debbie Monahan
College Counseling Director
(919) 573-7926




 School CEEB Code: 343223



Senior Questionnaire - All seniors must complete the questionnaire in order for the Counselor Recommendation letters to be written by Mrs. Monahan.


The Common App has released its essay prompts for the 2014-15 application year. Click here for information.



College Day Permission Request

Seniors are allowed 2 excused college days and juniors are allowed 1 excused college days. To request permission for a future college day, send Mrs. Monahan an email here with the college you are visiting and the date of your visit. You must use your college day between August and April 30; college days are not granted in the month of May.



 College Night Presentation Information 



North Raleigh Christian Academy has a dual enrollment agreement with the fully accredited College of Southeastern where six classes taken at NRCA by NRCA teachers are eligible for college credit through dual enrollment. 

Six NRCA classes can be taken concurrently for NRCA high school credit and College of Southeastern college credit.



Biblical Hermeneutics

BTI 1100—Hermeneutics (Dr. Kimak)

AP United State History

HIS 3510—American History I (Dr. Lawson)

AP Literature and Composition

ENG 1120—English Composition II (Mrs. Canady)

AP European History

HIS 1120—Western Civilization II (Mr. Watkins)

Honors Philosophy 

HOI 1110—History of Ideas (Mr. Ridlehoover)

Christian Apologetics

PHI 1100—Faith, Reason & the Christian Mind
(Mr. Ridlehoover or Mr. Kohout)


When students complete the application for the College of Southeastern, pay the $150 tuition fee for EACH course they are taking that is listed above, and completes the course at NRCA, the students receive official credit from the College of Southeastern that is fully accredited granting three hours credit for EACH course.  By the way, the $150 tuition fee for EACH three hour course is usually more like $750-$1000 at most colleges and universities.  Every student should take advantage of this opportunity. 

Let me share an example.  The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill requires a 3-hour Religion class.  If students take junior or senior Bible at NRCA, there will have already met this course requirement.  


The application must be completed, a check attached, and postmarked by December 1, 2014.  Please list EACH course by the SE College Course Number and Title on the application.  Each class is 3 credit hours for $150.  Put the NRCA Instructor’s Name and attach a check to the application for the number of courses taken times $150 (No. of courses X $150).  Again, mail your application and check to the College of Southeastern.  The address is at the bottom of the application.  The application and tuition fees must be received no later than December, 2014.

Dual Enrollment Information

Dual Enrollment Application 




MIT Information Session - Thursday, September 4, 2014 7:30pm

Cary Academy Berger Hall Auditorium. Learn more.


WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY Information Session. September 11, 2014 7pm. Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY College for a Weekend. Sept. 18-21 and Nov. 6-9, 2014. Learn more.




WAKE COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR - Sunday, September 21, 2014 NCSU McKimmon Center

Over 100 colleges will attend.2-4pm. Admission and parking is free.


UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. Sunday, September 21, 2014 2pm Durham Academy. Kenan Auditorium

Learn more.

 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Information Session, Monday, September 22, 2014 7pm Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

4011 Pickett Road, Durham, NC. Learn more.

DUKE UNIVERSITY - Saturday, September 27,2014

Pratt School of Engineering Open House & Arts and Humanities Open House. Learn more here.


UNC-Greensboro Information Session. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:45pm

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airpot at RTP. Learn more.


EMORY UNIVERSITY Information Session - Thursday, October 9, 2014 7pm

Embassy Suites Raleigh-Crabtree, 4700 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Register here.


NC STATE UNIVERSITY Open House Saturday, October 18, 2014 9am-2pm Learn more. Register

The College of Education at NC State University would like to extend an invitation to you and your student body to learn more about our thriving College and its numerous student programs! The College of Education is a leading producer of STEM teachers in North Carolina, and we offer majors in Business and Marketing Education; Elementary Education; Mathematics Education; Middle Grades Language Arts and Social Studies Education; Science Education; and Technology, Engineering and Design Education. Students are invited to join us for a special College of Education Information Session at the University Open House on Saturday, October 18th, in Poe Hall to take a closer look at what we have to offer. Please encourage interested students to pre-register online for Open House at: http://admissions.ncsu.edu/event/university-open-house/Our Scholarship Awards Program has been in existence since 1981. Information can be viewed at: http://ced.ncsu.edu/admissions/scholarships


TULANE UNIVERSITY Information Session. Sunday, October 19, 2014 5pm. Raleigh Marriot Crabtree Valley Hotel. Learn more.


 An evening with area West Point Admissions Representatives - Wed. 22 Oct 2014  from 7pm to 9:30pm  
 A major part of the evening will be the opportunity for students to meet and ask 
questions of USMA grads who are trained and experienced to guide candidates 
in their progress toward an Appointment to West Point
Location:   St.Thomas More Academy - Upper Theater,   
                  3109 Spring Forrest Road, Raleigh, NC 27616  A greeter 
                  will be at the upper Door near Basket Ball Court to control 
                  access through the locked Door. If you come and find the 
                  door with USMA SIGN locked call  my cell  919-889-0096.
                  Park in the upper lot with access from Spring Court 
                  700 ft up from Spring Forest Rd

RSVP:         Please reply by email by 17 Oct with the number of your family 
                    coming to the meeting.  Reply to whflint@yahoo.com.

UNC-Greensboro Spartan Showcase for Juniors and Seniors, Saturday, October 25, 2014 9am-1:30pm. Register here.
Talk with faculty and current students, take walking tour of campus, see residence halls, learn about financial aid.

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY North Carolina Residents Only Open House Friday, October 31, 2014 Register here.




College Board Big Future    This website from Collegeboard helps you search for colleges, put together a student plan and discover ways to pay for college all in one place.

Cappex. Scholarships, college tools, and more.

Peterson's Timelines for Preparing for College

Top Ten States Where College is Most Affordable

The Common Application Colleges that accept the Common Application: https://www.commonapp.org/SearchEngine/SimpleSearch.aspx

Christian College Finder  This website includes a comprehensive list of Christian colleges and available scholarships. 

Affordable Christian College Guide

College Inside Review. An in-depth view into several ivy league colleges.

North Carolina College Guide

CollegeMapper. This website helps a student compare colleges and offers a wealth of resources. Sign up is free. Add Mrs. Monahan as your Counselor when you sign up. 

Career & College Promise     Career & College Promise launches for NC students..

North Carolina College Finder    This web site will help you narrow down the 54 four-year, accredited, public and private colleges in North Carolina to find the one that is right for you.

WRAL College Road Trip Video profiles of featured colleges and universities.

College Visit Form This form will give you areas to consider and questions to ask while visiting a college.

New College Majors students should consider. Read this article from US News featuring new majors colleges are offering.

The new Tour Carolina app for your smart phone is here to help! To “see” Carolina, check out the free app - it’s available in the Apple or Android app stores. It’s really handy to use as you explore campus on your own (if you’re not able to do one of the weekday student-led tours) or if you just don’t have the time or money to get to campus. Lots of pictures and videos of over 40 points of interest – includes academics, athletics, housing, dining and student life.



Inlede Individual and Leadership Development. Career exploration, discover and development by Cheryl Arbelaez, Certified Myers-Briggs Practitioner. Includes assessment, report and 2 hours of coaching. Learn more or call 919-395-6835

Rutgers University Career Assessment TestA free interests assessment test from Rutgers University to help determine strenghts and abilities to match career options.

Career Interest Survey. A free, extensive evaluation of a student's logic, personality and career options.


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