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2016-2017 School Year

In 2016-2017, 51 advisers will serve 71 high schools across the state of North Carolina. Advisers will serve one to two high schools full time, and will be dedicated to supporting students as they navigate the college admissions and financial aid processes. Counties where advisers will serve in 2016-2017 are shown on the map below, and more details can be found in the tab labeled “Our Partners.”

map of NC counties served

In 2016-2017, 51 advisers will serve 27 counties across North Carolina.

 

2015-2016 School Year

In 2015-2016, 46 advisers served in 65 high schools across the state of North Carolina. During that time, advisers:

  • Held over 2,800 parent meetings
  • Organized 393 college campus visits for students at partner high schools
  • Held 801 college representative visits to high schools
  • Helped students submit over 27, 300 college applications
  • Worked with students to submit 5,292 FAFSA applications
  • Assisted students in earning over $131,789,000  in scholarships (not including federal Pell Grant awards)

map of NC counties served

In 2015-2016, 45 advisers will serve 25 counties across North Carolina.

2014-2015 School Year

In the 2014-2015 school year, 42 advisers from the Carolina Corps served 59 schools across the state of North Carolina. During that time, advisers:

  • Held over 45,000 one-on-one meetings with students in grades 9-12
  • Organized and offered 283 college campus visits for students at partner high schools
  • Held 863 college representative visits to high schools, allowing 5,605 students to have direct interaction with a college representative
  • Held over 1,000 parent meetings
  • Directly assisted over 3,300 students with registering for a college entrance exam (ACT and/ or SAT)
  • Supported over 3,600 eligible students in obtaining a fee waiver to take a college entrance exam
  • Helped students submit over 16,000 college applications to four-year and two-year institutions
  • Assisted students in earning over $109,405,000 in scholarships (not including federal Pell Grant awards)
  • Celebrated 4,630 students at Decision Day events across the state
  • Worked with 5 students who were awarded the Morehead Cain Scholarship
  • Supported and assisted with over 4,100 student submissions of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by June 1, 2015
  • Collaborated with colleagues to offer 272 sessions on financial aid and financial literacy to their communities

In 2016-2017, 51 advisers will serve 27 counties across North Carolina.

In 2014-2015, the Carolina College Advising Corps served 59 high schools in 23 counties across North Carolina.

2013-2014 School Year

In the 2013-2014 school year, 31 advisers from the Carolina Corps served 53 schools around the state of North Carolina. During that time, advisers:

  • Held over 31,000 one-on-one meetings with students in their schools
  • Organized and provided college campus visits for over 1,200 students
  • Facilitated over 2,300 campus representative visits to their high schools
  • Held over 1,200 parent meetings
  • Assisted over 2,500 students in obtaining a fee waiver for a college entrance exam
  • Helped students submit over 14,000 college applications
  • Directly assisted with over 2,700 student submissions of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Testimonials

“Our school has been honored and truly rewarded with Miss Jessica Oxendine. She has shown great efforts in her ability to assist the students with college applications, scholarships, and much needed resources to help them. In our school, there are many students who have the ability to become successful leaders through the help of Carolina College Advising Corps program, through the help of Miss Jessica’s teamwork and diligence…we will have success stories!” —Partner School Guidance Counselor

“The Carolina College Advising Corps truly impacted my high school career! Both of my amazing college advisers (Kayla Humphrey and Khadija Mohamed) provided me with great information that aided me in my transition from high school to college. I was accepted to 13 institutions and I also received great scholarships! Without the presence of my college advisers in my school, students would not have had the opportunity to engage in vital conversations that would help them in the long run. The Corps allowed students and parents that were distant and unaware of important college information to become closer and successful! I am forever indebted to my advisers and the Corps for their wonderful service. ” —Randy Stitt, Rocky River High School ’13, East Carolina University’18

“I can think of no program here at the University that better exemplifies our commitment to serving the needs of the state.” —Chancellor Holden Thorp, UNC-Chapel Hill

“Kudos to you and your efforts towards awarding $1.6MM in scholarships to the class of 2010. You may not be responsible for every dime, but your position was sorely needed at Hillside to bring about a greater awareness of what’s out there for students! THAT you can take all the credit for! Thanks for your meetings, your e-mails, and your contacts with the students. I’m hoping you stay around for years to come to be a benefit for future classes.” —Durham County School Parent (email excerpt)

“Having a Carolina Advising Corps member had made a world of difference in our college advising program. The Advising Corps’ recent college experience, enthusiasm for the college experience, and availability allow them to meet with students in more meaningful and more productive advisement periods than school counselors are capable of providing.” —Partner School Guidance Counselor