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College Visitation Dates

College Visitation dates at GRACE:

Starting in September, we have several colleges scheduled to visit GRACE. You can see a list of who is coming and when on the GRACE Christian School calendar (look for College Visit) or on by checking the College Visit Summary. Both the calendar and the spreadsheet will be updated every Friday with new visits.

Unless otherwise noted, all Rep Visits will be in the Junior Seminar classroom. All high school students are welcome to attend these information sessions. If you wish to attend a college information session with a college representative that is visiting GRACE, but you have class during that time, please fill out the On-Site College Visit Permission Slip and get approval from a college counselor AND the teacher from the class you will miss.

Open House Events and Tours on College Campuses

All juniors and seniors are encouraged to spend time on college campuses as part of the process to build, refine, or narrow their choices. In addition to daily tours, many colleges hold Saturday Open House Events.

Regional Open Houses / Information Sessions

As we are made aware of regional open houses and information sessions, we will update this list. These are formal information sessions and most sessions require advanced registration – links to registration page are provided when available.

  • Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis:  August 25, 2019 at Durham Academy Upper School at 1:00pm and at Ravenscroft School at 7:00pm.  Each admissions officer will share about their institution for 10-15 minutes. There will be time to connect individually with the representatives following the presentations. Select your location and RSVP via
  • Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Rice, and University of Chicago: August 28, 2019 at the Charlotte Marriott City Center at 7:00pm.  Admissions counselors will discuss academics, the admissions process at selective schools, financial aid, and campus life. To learn more and RSVP, please visit
  • Western Carolina University: September 17, 2019 at the Raleigh – Hilton Garden Inn – Crabtree (3912 Arrow Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612) Doors Open: 6pm, Program Begins: 7pm Registration is required
  • Dartmouth College: September 19, 2019 at 6:30pm at Cary Academy (1500 N. Harrison Avenue). RSVP at
  • Service Academy Day will be held on September 21, 2019 at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh (1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh) from 10:30am-1:00pm). Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from each service academy (U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy) as well as the North Carolina National Guard, ROTC, and learn about the nomination process and application requirements.  No RSVP is needed. If you have questions, please call Senator Tillis’ office at (919) 856-4630. 
  • Savannah College of Art & Design: September 28, 2019 at the StateView Hotel, Raleigh from 10:00am-12:00pm. Take part in a general admission presentation to learn about SCAD’s innovative academic programs, art and design career options, and admission requirements. Following the admission presentation, students also can participate in a Q-and-A session with admission representatives or meet representatives one-on-one. Registration is required.
  • MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): October 5, 2019 at 1:00pm at Cary Academy (1500 N. Harrison Avenue). RSVP at
  • Washington & Lee: October 6, 2019 at 3:00pm at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport (4700 Emperor Blvd). Register at

Local College Fairs

  • Wake County College Fair: September 15, 2019 at the McKimmon Center at NCSU from 2:00pm-4:30pm. Additional Event Information.
  • Service Academy Day: September 21, 2019 at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters (1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh) from 10:30am-1:00pm. Event Information Flyer.
  • Christian College Fair:  September 24, 2019 at Wesleyan Christian Academy (922 Eastchester Drive, High Point) from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Additional Event Information.
  • Performing and Visual Arts College Fair: October 29, 2019 at the Park Expo and Conference Center (800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte) from 7:00-9:00pm. Registration Required.
  • NACAC National College Fair: March 19,2020 at the Raleigh Convention Center (500 S. Salisbury Street) from 4:30-7:30pm. Free and open to the public, National College Fairs allow students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of post-secondary institutions. Registration Required

Contact Cathy Cole at in the College Counseling Office if you have questions about the college search process.