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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 questionaire in order for the Counselor Recommendation letters to be written by Mrs. Monahan.


The Common App has released its essay prompts for the 2013-14 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.




Covenant College Preview Weekends: March 27-29. For information, contact Katie Davis at 706-419-1127.

UNC-Charlotte Open House Dates: March 22, 2014, April 26, 2014. Register. Learn more.

Salem College. Spring Visit for Sophomores and Juniors: Saturday, April 15, 2014. 

William Peace University. Open House Dates: January 25, March 8, March 22, April 26. RSVP.

UNC-Pembroke Open House: Sat. Feb. 15 and Sat. April 5. Register.
Clearwater Christian College Come & C Days. Feb. 6-7, 2014; Teacher Recruitment Conference, Feb. 20-21, 2014, Student Athlete Days, March 6-7, 2014. Learn more
NCSU College of Engineering Open House. Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:30-1:30 on Centennial Campus.
Presbyterian College Open House. Saturday, April 12, 2014. 9:30am-1:30pm. Learn more.
Barton College Open House Opportunities
  • Nursing, Math, Science, Psychology, and Pre-Professional: Friday, March 14, 2014. Register.
  • Theatre, Art & Design, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Education: Friday, March 21, 2014. Register.
  • Sports Studies, Business, Athletic Training: Friday, March 28, 2014. Register.
  • General Open House: Saturday, April 26, 2014. Register.
Bob Jones University Dinner. Tuesday, April 15 7pm Marriott Research Triangle Park, 4700 Guardian Drive, Durham. Free to prospective students, $5 for parents. Register


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

Get in 2 College

This website is FULL of information about college:

 www.getin2college.com/protected/websource.html   User name:  2013    Password: GOALS (use all caps)

Top Ten States Where College is Most Affordable 

The Common Application

Some of the colleges/universities that your son/daughter may be applying to this fall accept the Common Application.  Just so you know, the Common Application folks have already published their essay prompts for the 2013-14 application season.  That’s great because summer can be an excellent time to give these essays some thought before all the academic pressures of the first semester of the senior year crowd out a student’s best intentions to get an early start.  Plus it allows more time for revision and fine tuning.

 Here’s the link to the 5 new essay prompts: https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/Docs/DownloadForms/2013/EssayAnnouncementFinal.pdf

If you want to know which colleges accept the Common Application, feel free to use their search engine:


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

College Admission Handbook

   This comprehensive college admission handbook addresses every aspect of the college application process in a clear, straightforward manner.

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.

Study Right Seminars Contact Skylar Anderson, Seminar Director, for information on study skills tutoring. 

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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