#DontMeltNC: Communicating with your College

June 7, 2017

So, you did everything that you were required to do in order to make it out of high school. You made amazing grades, developed lasting relationships with your teachers, and KILLED the SAT. You were even known as the “cool … Continued

#DontMeltNC: The FAFSA

June 7, 2017

One of the most intimidating aspect of the college process is figuring out how you are going to pay for college, but don’t let the “sticker price” of a university discourage you. There are MANY ways to make going to … Continued

#DontMeltNC: Ultimate Guide to Summer Melt

June 7, 2017

Welcome to the first blog post of the Summer Melt Initiative, created by yours truly, the Carolina College Advising Corps! Here at CCAC, we are completely committed to the mission of helping North Carolina students to achieve the aspirations and goals … Continued

Fike to the Future: Decision Day!

May 8, 2015

Author: Taylor Price, First-Year Adviser serving Ralph L. Fike High School Dr. James T. Minor, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs in the Office of Postsecondary Education, said it best: “College Signing Day events are significant because communities come together … Continued

Early College Awareness Sparks a Fire in Underclassmen

April 2, 2015

Author: Taylor Mercado, Second-Year Adviser serving Zebulon B. Vance High School As those who work with students well know, opening doors to college access is no simple feat. Students’ desire to pursue higher education cannot bloom without nurturing from many … Continued

What’s Happening in March? Halifax County Highlight

March 18, 2015

FAFSA season has settled, the snow has melted and most of the seniors are done with the college application process. So, now what? Well, now it is time to do underclassmen outreach. All year long I have been planning different … Continued

‘Tis the FAFSA Season!

February 24, 2015

Author: Karen Obando, Second-Year Adviser serving Cochrane Collegiate Academy As December came to an end and Cochrane Collegiate students rushed with excitement toward the doors, I had to slow them down and remind them that the holiday season wasn’t the only one … Continued

Celebrating Education in Robeson County

February 18, 2015

Like many of her peers from Purnell Swett High School in Maxton, NC, Euna Victoria Chavis was the first in her family to attend college. “I was like a bumpy piece of wood, in need of sanding. Carolina was my … Continued