Thursday, September 28, 2017

Service Academy Day

Congressman G.K. Butterfield is hosting a Service Academy Day on Saturday, October 21st beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Frank L. Eagles Business Community Center on the campus of Wilson Community College )902 Herring Ave E,. Wilson NC 27893).

Service Academy Day will provide students an opportunity to learn more about each academy as well as the  office's nomination process. Students will be able to meet representatives and cadets from the service academies as well as ROTC programs from local colleges and universities.

Contact  MS. O'Kane for additional details.  

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Free ACT Test Practice

All Juniors will take the ACT at Voyager on February 27. ACT scores are a critical component of the college application and acceptance process. It is not too early to start preparing for the ACT! 

OpenEd is a fun way for students to learn and practice for the ACT. This program gathers  the best videos, games, and activities from more than 25,000 online instructional resources. OpenEd’s free resource library includes content from:
  • Khan Academy 
  • GeoGebra
  • NASA
  • PBS
  • Flocabulary
  • Crash Course
  • Splash Math
  • Gynzy
  • Mr. Nussbaum
  • And many more
OpenEd discovers your students’ strengths and challenges through assessment, giving them access to the relevant content they need at just the right time. For every question a student misses, OpenEd automatically returns a hand-picked, targeted video or game to help the student master that specific concept. Instructional content can also be tailored based on results from the ACT® test or PreACT®.

Follow the link below to register and start preparing today!

Monday, September 25, 2017

UNC Fall 2018 Application is Open

The Fall 2018 application is open on Common App. Here are a few updates for this year.
  • Excel@Carolina: As part of the first-year application, students can indicate their interest in up to three opportunities offered through Excel@Carolina or they may respond that none of the opportunities interest them. Only students who express an interest will be further considered for Excel@Carolina. 
  • Letter of Recommendation for Transfers: Transfer applicants will now be required to submit one letter of recommendation that describes their academic potential and personal qualities.
  • Claiming NC Residency: Applicants who believe they qualify for North Carolina residency will now need to submit a residency application with the North Carolina Residency Determination Services (RDS), which is a government agency that serves the entire state. Once they submit their residency application, students will receive a Residency Certification Number (RCN), which we will use to verify their residency status for evaluation and tuition purposes.

Application Deadlines:
•   First-Year Early Action deadline: October 15
•   First-Year Regular Decision deadline: January 15
•   Transfer deadline: February 15

Only the application and application fee or application fee waiver request must be submitted by the deadline. Transcripts, secondary school statements, and letters of recommendation may arrive after the deadline. For the October 15 Early Action deadline.  

Friday, September 22, 2017

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Academic Days at ECU

Are you a student who is interested in the health sciences or engineering and technology? We encourage you to attend ECU  Academic Days this fall!

The College of Nursing Academic Days are geared towards seniors and include a general Undergraduate Admissions information session and campus tour, followed by a College of Nursing information session and tour. Dates available are Friday, October 20 and Friday, November 10. We are also hosting a College of Nursing Junior Day, geared specifically to high school juniors, on Monday, October 9.

The College of Engineering and Technology Academic Days are great for students interested in engineering, technology systems, computer science, or construction management. The day includes a general Undergraduate Admissions information session and campus tour, followed by a College of Engineering and Technology information session and lab tour. Dates available are Friday, October 20 and Friday, November 17.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Senior Parent Night Presentations

See the links below for tonight's Senior Parent Night Presentations

College Application Information

Graduation Requirements


Meredith College Information

There are a lot of misperceptions about what it’s like to attend a single-gender institution such as Meredith College. Many college-bound women will rule out the possibility of attending a women’s college from the outset and miss out on the proven opportunity to grow and develop as strong leaders and intellectuals.

That’s not an overstatement. It’s a fact that the majority of women holding leadership positions worldwide are graduates of women’s colleges. Meredith College is no exception. Many of our alumnae are out in the world, cracking the glass ceiling. And that’s possible thanks to the unique learning environment we offer. 

At Meredith, women are encouraged to pursue their strengths and develop traits that are typically associated with success and leadership. They interact more frequently with faculty, participate more actively in class, and attain greater gains in self-understanding – including learning effectively on their own and working collaboratively with others – than their counterparts at coed institutions.

It’s an approach that works – and that our alumnae value. In a recent survey, 99% of our alumnae said they saw important benefits in attending a women’s college, and 98% said they were satisfied with their academic experience. In addition, 97% of recent alumnae said they were professionally well-prepared as a result of their Meredith experience.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FAFSA Day Registration

FAFSA Day Saturday, October 28, 2017 9 am - 12 pm

Financial aid professionals will offer assistance to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Attend one of the over 45 FAFSA Day locations across the state.

 Completing the FAFSA is the frst step to paying for college. Let us help!

NCHSAA Scholarship Information

NCHSAA Endowed Fund Scholarships

Monday, September 18, 2017




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International University Information

NACAC's 2017 Guide to International University Admission is now available.
Foreign undergraduate higher education options are increasingly popular among US high school students. Empower yourself to have detailed and reliable conversations about international undergraduate options with this free online resource.

The guide features profiles and admission how-tos for eleven countries popular among US students, and other international study options for the globally minded students in your class.

New this year:
  • Finland
  • Spain
  • International Progression Pathways

Friday, September 8, 2017


The PSAT will be offered to all interested 11th graders on Wednesday, October 25th beginning at 8:00am in the High School Commons. Any interested students should sign up using the link below.  There is a $15 fee that can be paid at  

PSAT Sign Up Here
Beginning May 1, 2017, the state requires students to submit evidence of residency status when completing a college application. Students should use the Residency Determination Service (RDS) to complete a determination.
What does it mean for current students? Current students who are in-state residents for tuition purposes, do not need to complete RDS if they have been continuously enrolled (enrolled both fall and spring semesters) at Durham Tech.
New students and current students that wish to change their residency status are required to complete RDS and should read the information below.

NC Governor's School applications are now available

MAGINE ... A Summer Program
... where students who are among the best and brightest gather for the love of learning and the joy of creativity
... where teachers and students form a community while searching together for answers to challenging questions
... where there are no grades or tests
... where a synergy of intellectual curiosity fuels the exploration of the latest ideas in various disciplines

This is the Governor's School of North Carolina . . . 
Two campuses. One vision. Over fifty years of experience.


The Nomination Packet for the 2018 session of the North Carolina Governor's School is available for download.
(pdf, 958kb)
FORMS – First download and save the appropriate form to your computer. Then open it in Acrobat Reader to complete, save, and print.
  • For Students
    • Student Application (includes Basic Information & Nomination Discipline, Essays, and Personal Readiness)
      (pdf, 95kb)

Duke University Open House September 23

Duke will offer two specialized on-campus Open House programs on Saturday, September 23 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  • Open to Juniors and Seniors and their families
  • Designed for students interested in the arts and humanities (classics, languages and literatures, history, philosophy, religious studies, visual art and theory, documentary studies, dance, music, theater, film and video)
  • The schedule includes sample classes, campus tours, an introduction to student research, arts and humanities-related co-curricular activities, and career options for arts and humanities majors, as well as admissions & financial aid information.
  • To register, go to
  • Open to Seniors and their families
  • Designed for students interested in engineering (biomedical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science)
  • The schedule includes student and faculty panels, campus tours – including tours of engineering labs, an introduction to student research, engineering-related co-curricular activities, and admissions & financial aid information.
  • To register, go to
Both programs provide a continental breakfast and lunch for students and their families.

If your students are unable to attend an Open House on September 23, or if they are interested in other fields of study including social sciences and natural sciences, they may visit campus at another time by attending an information session and student-led campus tour. If they can’t visit Duke, we encourage them to check out our campus via our new virtual tour feature. We will also be hosting Discover Duke information sessions and traveling with our partners from Georgetown, Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania on Exploring College Options in a city near you this fall.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

UNC Pembrok BraveStart Opportunity

BraveStart at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke provides incoming students the opportunity to begin their collegiate experience early while preparing them for college and beyond.   As a participant of the program, students will have a yearlong support system devoted to academic and social programming that will equip them in developing the skillset to excel in their collegiate career here at UNCP.  Participating in BraveStart will prepare students in thinking strategically about future planning, teach them about accountability, all while motivating them to obtain academic and personal set goals.

As a participant of BraveStart, students will be enrolled in seven credit hours of courses, all of which count toward graduation. Along with taking college course at UNCP students will attend various academic seminars and workshop and participate in academic and social programming that will aid and support students in their transition to UNCP.  BraveStart will begin on June 27, 2018 and upon completion of the BraveStart program, students will  earn up to 7.0 academic credit hours.  For more details about the program, please visit our website :

UNCH Thomas Wolfe Scholarship

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship is beginning its seventeenth year at Carolina. Our scholarship for full undergraduate support for student writers will open its fifteenth submission period as follows: The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship will receive applications beginning September 1st, 2017. Our Thomas Wolfe Scholarship application process involves two (2) steps: Step 1) an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2017; and, Step 2) an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th , 2017. Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered. Preliminary screening will be completed in January, 2017, with final screening concluding in early March, 2017. Three outstanding candidates will be brought to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for interviews, and a final decision will be made in early April, 2017. Novelist and short-story writer Thomas Wolfe of Asheville, North Carolina entered Carolina in the fall of 1916 and graduated in the spring of 1920. Wolfe loved Chapel Hill, which he celebrated as Pulpit Hill in Look Homeward, Angel, the novel he published to international acclaim in 1929: “The university was a charming, an unforgettable place. . . . The central campus sloped back and up and over a broad area of rich turf, groved with magnificent ancient trees . . . . the wilderness crept up to it like a beast.” Wolfe had but one playwriting course to take. Students in our Creative Writing Program now choose courses in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and stylistics, and courses in playwriting and screenwriting are also offered by the Departments of Dramatic Art and Communications Studies. With five semesters of credit, students can minor in Creative Writing, and we believe ours to be among the strongest undergraduate writing programs in the country. More complete information on The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, including the application form, is available on the University's website below.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Lenoir-Rhyne University Rep. Visit

Welcome to Lenoir-Rhyne University!

Our community passionately embraces the unknown. Our curiosity propels us to explore new ideas, to crave knowledge, and to engage the world in bold ways. United by our liberal arts mission, we make it a point to know who you are and where you want to go. Your professors will know you by name, and will challenge you in ways you never imagined. With nearly 50 majors to choose from and intimate class atmospheres, you’ll be inspired and prepared to make your mark in the world!

An LR admissions representative will be on campus on Friday 9/15/2017 from 1:30-2:30 in the Commons. See ms. O'kKane for a pass to attend. 

West Point Information Sessions

Captain Tim Light, the Admissions Officer responsible for North Carolina, will be traveling from West Point to conduct AIM Briefings and meet with prospective West Point candidates in September 2017.  

The one-hour AIM Briefings focus on the admissions process and standards as well as offer an overview of cadet life...especially on academics, fitness, and military training. Captain Light and West Point Field Force Representatives from North Carolina will be available to meet individually with prospective candidates and their parents.   

You may view the dates, times, and locations for the four AIM Briefings in Raleigh (September 11th); Fayetteville (September 12th);  Charlotte (September 13th); and the Asheville-area (September 14th) by clicking on the below link (then scroll down). Should students (and/or their parents) choose to attend any of these Admissions Briefings, please RSVP at the location on the link. 
Captain Light will also attend the September 9th Academy Day in Greensboro which will include all service academies, but with much shorter informational briefings on each school.
Rick deMoya
West Point Field Force State Coordinator
North Carolina

Friday, September 1, 2017

Free Scholarship Fair

The Infinite Scholars Program will host a scholarship fair at the Emily K Center (904 W. Chapel Hill St.) on October 5, 2017 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend for on-site admissions and scholarship offers. Students need to bring: multiple copies of transcripts, ACT/SAT test scores, letters of recommendation, an essay titled “Why I want to go to college.”, and a resume. THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS Students can register for this event on-line at

UNC Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholarship

The Morehead-Cain Foundation is seeking driven, courageous, and curious leaders interested in embracing new and unknown experiences and cultivating a legacy of positive impact on their communities and beyond.
The Morehead-Cain is a four-year, fully funded educational experience for students of the highest caliber. It is so much more than tuition and room and board at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We set your potential free. We offer life-changing summer enrichment and Discovery Fund experiences. Immersion in a dynamic student body at a world-class university. And lifetime connection to an unparalleled community of Morehead-Cains scattered across the planet.
Who do you aspire to be? Are you willing to commit yourself to superior effort, industry, and responsibility? Are you ready to add your mark to the Morehead-Cain legacy?
The benefits of making such a commitment are practically limitless.

What we’re looking for

  • An ability to influence, energize, and inspire others to work together to make an impact
  • Courage, humility, integrity, and perseverance
  • A lifelong desire to learn and share newfound knowledge and inspiration with others
  • Dedication to collaboration, wellness, and persistence

What you’ll do

  • Embrace new adventures and meaningful risks that will stretch you beyond your comfort zone
  • Challenge convention, spark conversations, and pursue answers to the most puzzling issues of our time
  • Strive for a deeper understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses, values and beliefs, convictions and worldview
  • Celebrate what’s needed to navigate obstacles, adapt to a changing world, and try new strategies to accomplish your goals
  • Use your gifts and abilities to the fullest to better your community and the world
  • Champion integrity and celebrate teamwork, giving more than you expect to get
  • Thrive in Carolina’s academically rigorous environment
  • Set the proper tone for leadership and integrity on campus
  • Encourage others through persistent joy, humor, and positivity
  • Accelerate your life experience

What you’ll receive

  • Lifetime membership in a community of leaders, thinkers, and explorers who are ready to offer their support, mentorship, and guidance
  • A fully funded education at one of the world’s finest universities
  • The freedom to chart your own course and apply your talents in any way you wish
  • Summers packed with transformational experiences around the world
  • The unwavering support of an experienced and professional staff
  • An undergraduate education filled with exceptional opportunities and experiences without peer

Durham College Fair Oct 1

October 1 • 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Annual Durham College Fair on Sunday, October 1 from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Sponsored by CACRAO (Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers)
and hosted and organized by Durham Public Schools and Durham Tech Community College, the event provides families an opportunity to gather information about dozens of two-and four-year college programs, large or small schools, urban or rural, majors, activities and costs, student life and financial assistance.
Two and four-year private and public schools will be available from across the state as far away as Alabama, Virginia and Massachusetts.
Durham Public School high school counselors will also be on hand to help students navigate through the large number of participating institutions.
The Durham College Fair is free and open to the public and is accessible from entrance #2, #3 and #10 at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Boulevard, Durham.

Chapel Hill and Orange County College Fair

Chapel Hill & Orange County Schools College Fair

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 06:30 PM until 08:30 PM

Dean E. Smith Center
300 Skipper Bowles Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools are hosting a joint college fair on Thursday, September 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dean Smith Center on the campus of UNC.

More than 100 colleges, universities, community colleges and technical schools will be represented at the event.

The event is free, and while it is geared towards juniors and seniors, any high school student is welcome to attend.