We welcome interest from the press in the Carolina College Advising Corps. Please explore the links below, and note the contact information for our staff in case you have any questions or want to contact us about opportunities for press coverage.

About the Carolina College Advising Corps

The Carolina College Advising Corps helps low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students find their way to colleges that will serve them well. By providing well-trained, enthusiastic advisers who are close in age and circumstance to the students they serve, the program aims to increase college-going rates at partner high schools across North Carolina.

College advisers are placed in high schools and are immersed in the school setting. Advisers work closely with the schools’ counseling staff and work with students both in one-on-one and group settings. College advisers facilitate campus tours, taking students to visit a variety of institutions. College advisers do not recruit students exclusively to UNC-Chapel Hill but help students find their “best fit” institution, wherever that may be.

College advisers participate in an intensive five-week training program on the UNC campus, as well as one week of training at the national level. They are trained to advise students on how to prepare for college admission, choose a college that matches their interests, complete admission and financial aid applications, and  locate and apply for appropriate scholarship opportunities. In addition, college advisers provide parents with the information they need to encourage and support their children’s pursuit of a post-secondary education.

Slipsheet

Download the 2015-2016 Carolina College Advising Corps slipsheet (PDF)

Press Releases

Carolina College Advising Corps Expands to Dare County

Carolina College Advising Corps celebrates College Application Week Nov. 10-14

Carolina College Advising Corps holds special events in Surry County to promote financial aid for college

Carolina College Advising Corps and Nash Community College Join Forces to Educate Local High School Students About College

Press Mentions

New adviser program links Stokes high school students with higher education – The Stokes News

Bridge programs help first-generation students adapt to college life – USA Today

Prepare for College as a First-Generation Student – US News

What to do if you didn’t get into your dream college

Doing Better Caldwell County

Advising corps leads high school students toward college path

RCS and UNC encourage higher education – RockinghamNow

College advisers prepare for year two in county – North Carolina-News-Record

Advisers help students apply to college – RockinghamNow

Officials visit school to recognize college advisers – RockinghamNow

College advisers bring college to high school – The Daily Dispatch

Blog Posts

Dream Big with Jerry Stackhouse and the Carolina College Advising Corps

Celebrating the Carolina College Advising Corps

Carolina College Advising Corps Brings a Special Magic

Celebrating Education in Robeson County

Contact Information

Ashley Memory
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
amemory@admissions.unc.edu