Advising at the NACRC is one-on-one help to guide you along your path to college. Advising is by appointment only.
Below are the advising appointments the NACRC suggests you attend in this order to become fully prepared for college. Remember, we can always meet to discuss your special topics during a follow-up advising appointment. These topics are loosely based on the steps we suggest for traditional students, but we will meet you anywhere in your process.
Overview and getting to know you
- Learn all about what the NACRC offers
- Go through a college questionnaire with your college access advisor so that they can learn about your interests, goals, and needs
Create a list of best fit schools
- Research college matches and create a match list
- Gather all materials for college applications and brainstorm application essays
- Learn about the SAT and ACT, take a practice test, learn test-taking tips and hints and find out about more resources for further practice.
Scholarships and general financial aid
- Get ready for the financial aid process early by knowing all the correct materials you will need and understanding financial aid basics
Your special topics
- Get specific help with topics that are unique to you, such as learning disabilities, athletics, art programs, first generation, etc.
- We can also help you explore career and college major interests and help with your resume and cover letter
Fill out your FAFSA and scholarship applications
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and get help with filling out scholarship applications
- Have an advisor edit and help you to revise your scholarship essays
The transition to college
- Make sure you are all set to go to college and get answers to any remaining questions that you may have
- Learn about housing, orientation, class registration, and the differences between high school and college