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GRACE College Counseling works with students in every high school grade to prepare them for the college application process.

Seniors: Please submit the Transcript Release Form 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. Records will be available to send after September 6. Please be aware that although we send out records in a timely manner, colleges often do not post receipt of the records until after a couple of weeks.

Useful Resources for the College Planning Process

2016-2017 GRACE Christian School Profile

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: 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.

Financial Aid Presentation from Kevin Michaelsen, Director of Financial Assistance at Meredith College. 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.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.

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).

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