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Welcome to GRACE College Counseling!

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. Please let us know how we can assist you throughout your high school and college process. 

Mrs. Latasha Calvin, M.Ed, Director of College Counseling

Mr. James Jenkins, College Counselor/Dean of Students

Useful Resources for the College Planning Process

GRACE Christian School Profile

Naviance Student at GRACE – A College and Career Readiness Platform

Ways to Use Naviance: This is a brief overview of a few features you can use in Naviance/Family Connection. 

Common App/Naviance: This document will assist students with linking their Common App account to Naviance.

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.

2019-2020 High School Course of Study: This course of study includes the classes that will be offered during the 2019-2020 school year as well as the grade level graduation plan and requirements. 

GRACE College Application Process: This is a chart to assist seniors with steps they need to take with GRACE after submitting their application to colleges. 

College Planning Guide: This document is provided as a guide to assist you with grade by grade planning for college.

College Planning Guide for Student Athletes: Are you thinking about playing sports in college? Make sure you are academically ready. Start planning your 9th grade year. (See also the NCAA links at the bottom of this page.)

College Search Resource: This document contains a list of websites that will assist you with your college search. 

Parent Webinars: This link contains various videos from College Board on the college process. 

College Application Checklist: This document is a guide to assist you with organizing your to do list when it is time to apply to colleges. 

College Terms – This document contains a list of the most popular college terms that you need to be familiar with during the college application process. 

Information For International Students: This document contains brief information for international students who plan to attend college in the US. 

Academic Support at GRACE: This presentation is an overview of some of the various academic support and tutoring options that are available at GRACE. It is important for students to seek out support before it becomes a problem.

Standardized-Testing-FAQs 2018-19: This document is provided in hopes of taking some of the mystery and confusion out of college entrance exam requirements.

SAT and ACT 2018-2019 Test Dates: Here is a document for you to print to place on your refrigerator or put in a binder in order for you to have quick access to the coming test dates. Please refer to the CollegeBoard and ACT websites below to confirm all dates. 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 Entrance 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.

SAT/ACT Concordance 2018 Tables: The concordance table allows students to compare their scores between the SAT and ACT test. 

Test Prep and Tutors List 2018-19 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.

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.

Community College Transfer Options: Do you want to attend a four year university, but not sure if you are ready to jump right in after graduating from GRACE? Check out the community college transfer programs in order to see if you qualify or if this is something you would be interested in pursuing.

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).

NCAA Academic Requirements and Timeline (Handout)

Student Athletes and the College Admission Process (PowerPoint Presentation)

Class of 2020 Junior and Parent Information (PowerPoint Presentation)

Other College Planning Resources