GRACE College Counseling works with students in every high school grade to prepare them for the college application process. GRACE Christian School is an institutional member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and supports the membership policies and ethical principles included in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.
Useful Resources for the College Planning Process
Transcript Release Forms should be completed by seniors upon completion of each college application. The requests are automatically submitted to Mrs. Willa Bea Coates in the Upper Campus office so that your academic records can be sent to the colleges to which you are applying.
Standardized Testing FAQs 2016-17: This document is provided in hopes of taking some of the mystery and confusion out of college entrance exam requirements.
Test Prep and Tutors List 2017-18 There are many options available to students who are interested in supplemental standardized test preparation. Students should carefully consider each offering, ask for references, and make the best choice for their unique needs. Note: a program/vendor named on this list does not imply endorsement by GRACE Christian School.
ACT.org The ACT® is a leading US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college. The ACT College Entrace Test measures student performance and readiness with reliable, research-based tests.
College Board (SAT, PSAT, and AP Exams): The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC): College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Incoming student-athletes in Divisions I and II are subject to academic initial-eligibility standards, which take into account standardized test scores, number of core courses taken in high school and the grades earned in those core courses. In addition to NCAA requirements, they also must also meet the unique acceptance requirements of the university they plan to attend (those requirements may exceed NCAA standards).
Other College Planning Resources
- Collegedata.com college match: Search for colleges that match personal preferences, or find colleges by name.
- Cappex college search: “Compare colleges, find tuition and admission information and discover your admission chances from more than 3,000 schools. School profiles include statistics and majors.
- US News & World Report – Planning for College