Carolina College Advising Corps

We believe that college should be possible for any student who’s ready and willing to do the work.

That’s why we have the Carolina College Advising Corps, which sends recent UNC-Chapel Hill graduates — many of whom are the first in their families to attend college — to serve as full-time college advisers in high schools across North Carolina.

Advisers encourage and support high school students across the state as they discover schools where they’ll thrive. Here’s some of their best advice for your college search.


Advice from the Corps

“Find one or more colleges you’ve never heard of and know very little about. You’ll find more schools that fit you, and you’ll know you’ve explored all of your options.”


Lumberton high school adviser

“There are so many scholarships out there including ones in your local community that often get overlooked. Apply because the effort you put in can mean more scholarship money.”

cierra davis


“Applications are how admissions counselors get to know you without ever meeting you in person. What do you want schools to know about YOU? Don’t be afraid to brag on yourself!”

selena kongmany

south caldwell & caldwell early college adviser