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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


Insider's Guide for Course Selections 2017-18






Click above to view Mrs. Monahan's PowerPoint Presentation




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

Colleges and Universities which use The Common Application

Naviance Link

Click above to view the complete list of Colleges that are
participating in the NRCA College Fair

 Understanding Financial Aid by Mary Kosin, Campbell University
at NRCA College Night

Click to view presentation.



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, write a handwritten note with the college you are visiting and the date of your visit. This note is to be given to the Attendance Desk in the school lobby. You must use your college day between August and April 30; college days are not granted in the month of May.




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 or Mr. Rivera)

Honors Philosophy 

HOI 1110—History of Ideas (Mr. Ridlehoover)

Christian Apologetics

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


When students complete the application for the College at 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.  The $150 tuition fee for EACH three hour course is typically $750-$1000 at colleges and universities.  Every student should seriously consider 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 with a check attached, and mailed to The College at Southeastern by February 3, 2017.  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 February 3, 2017.




NACAC National College Fair. Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Raleigh Convention Center. 4:30pm-7:30pm. Register here.

Wake Tech Open House. Learn more.

   Northern Wake Campus, 6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh. March 25. 9am-12pm.

   Main Campus, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh. April 8. 9am-12pm.

   Perry Health Science Campus, 2901 Holston Road, Raleigh. April 8. 9am-12pm.








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

Top Christian Colleges

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

North Carolina College Guide

North Carolina Universities and Colleges

Online Colleges in North Carolina

Online College Costs

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. 

College Raptor . This website compares colleges and helps you find the college match right for you.

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.



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



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