College Guidance Overview

All seniors will use the SCOIR tool ( to list the colleges they are applying to, request the sending of their high school transcript to colleges, and request teacher and counselor recommendation letters. This tool allows us to track acceptances and enrollments to colleges. There is also a resume builder, which students can use to store their lists of activities, awards, employment, community service, and so much more. Within Scoir, students can research colleges, view scattergrams, and compare colleges side-by-side. Junior students will take the Career Assessment within Scoir to help guide them to a potential career path and college major. This system will also provide great research tools to gather college information. 

Juniors are permitted one excused College Day and seniors are allowed two excused college days. Parents should submit a written request to the Attendance Desk stating the date and college that their student is attending. 

I am pleased that we will once again offer the ACT to senior students on Tuesday, October 6 and to junior students on Tuesday, March 16 on the NRCA campus. Registration will be completed through the College Guidance office for both of these tests. 

The 126 graduates of the Class of 2020 are attending 53 different colleges, with 37% of those universities outside the state of North Carolina. Thirteen colleges are being attended for the first time by an NRCA graduate. These students served almost 13,000 hours of community service and earned over $8.1 million dollars in college scholarships.  

With over 3,500 colleges and universities in the United States, there is much to consider for your student’s future! I am happy to meet with your family to discuss your plans and the best fit for your student. I count it a privilege to partner with students and families as we seek the Lord’s plan for each student and as we live out Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

Senior Information

All seniors will use the SCOIR System to list colleges they are applying to, request their high school transcript to be sent to college, and request teacher and counselor recommendation letters.

Access to more than 700 colleges and universities around the world, the Common App is the most seamless way to manage the application process.

Helpful Resources

College Day Permission Request

Seniors are allowed 2 excused college days and juniors are allowed 1 excused college days. To request permission for a future college day, write a handwritten note with the college you are visiting and the date of your visit. This note is to be given to the Attendance Desk in the school lobby. You must use your college day between August and April 30; college days are not granted in the month of May.

Dual Enrollment Program

North Raleigh Christian Academy has a dual enrollment agreement with the fully accredited College of Southeastern where eight classes taken at NRCA by NRCA teachers are eligible for college credit through dual enrollment.

Mrs. Susan Etheridge
College Counseling Director