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

CCAC advisor Rayana Swanson

“Research your schools of interest and consider their size, distance from home, majors, extracurriculars, and cost. If the school isn’t offering in-person tours, take a virtual tour, and talk to an admissions counselor if you have questions!”

Rayana Swanson, UNC ’19

JAMES B. HUNT HIGH SCHOOL ADVISER
CCAC advisor Michael Leyendecker

“Don’t wait until the last minute to start applications, particularly essays. Have multiple people read them over and give you feedback before submitting!”

Michael Leyendecker, UNC ’19

FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL ADVISER
CCAC advisor Krissia Pocasangre

“Reach out to current students and ask them about their experience and any insight they have. This, along with financial aid, will be important in making your final decision.”

Krissia Pocasangre, UNC ‘19

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL & NORTH ROWAN HIGH SCHOOL ADVISER
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