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

Carolina College Advising Corps adviser, Douglas Reyes

“Do your research and make a detailed list of schools you think you’d like. In addition to location and size, look at the majors offered, resources available, such as counseling, and the average amount of financial aid students receive.”

Douglas Reyes, UNC ’18

Garinger High School Adviser
Carolina College Advising Corps adviser, Heather Jones

“Make sure you have someone in your corner. Get advice from those who you can trust. It’s a big decision, and you don’t have to do it on your own.”

Heather Jones, UNC ’17

Fike High School adviser
Carolina College Advising Corps adviser, Salem Sheridan

“Colleges only know what you tell them. So before you start your essay, think about how your life experiences have influenced you. Once you write your essay, ask others to read it to make sure it sounds like you.”

Salem Sheridan, UNC ’18

Eastern Randolph High School Adviser
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