Duke University

Duke University College Advising Corps works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students in rural North Carolina enter and complete higher education. To deliver on this mission, Duke CAC recruits and places well-trained, recent college graduates as full-time, near-peer college advisers in the nation’s underserved schools and communities to provide the support that students need to navigate the complex processes of college admissions, securing financial aid and enrolling in schools that serve them well.

Duke’s advisers are encouraged to draw upon their own personal experiences to help guide students through the maze of being admitted to college. Seven rural high schools across the central and northeast regions of the state hosted the first cohort of Duke advisers in 2014-2015. This year, the corps is placing 16 advisers in 16 high schools. Duke University College Advising Corps is housed within the university’s Community Service Center and the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement.

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16Advisers
16High Schools Served

How to Apply

Contact the Program Director

High Schools Served

Bartlett Yancey High School, Caswell County

Charles E. Jordan High School, Durham County

City of Medicine Academy, Durham County

Garner Magnet High School, Wake County

Hobbton High School, Sampson County

Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design, Wake County

Lakewood High School, Sampson County

Lee County High School, Lee County

Midway High School, Sampson County

Northern High School, Durham County

Person High School, Person County

Riverside High School, Durham County

Smithfield-Selma High School, Johnston County

Southern Lee High School, Lee County

The School for Creative Studies, Durham County

Union High School, Sampson County

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