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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.





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

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

DUKE UNIVERSITY - Saturday, September 27,2014

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

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

Cary Academy Berger Hall Auditorium. Learn more.



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.

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..

Undergraduate Application Guide

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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