University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Launched in 2007, the College Advising Corps at UNC-Chapel Hill helps low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students across the state find their way to colleges that will serve them well. By placing well-trained, enthusiastic advisers who are close in age and circumstance to the students they serve, the program aims to increase college-going rates at rural and urban high schools across North Carolina. During the 2020-2021 school year, 61 near-peer advisers served students in 78 partner high schools throughout the state.

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How to Apply

Contact the Program Director

High Schools Served

A.L. Brown High School, Cabarrus County

Asheboro High School, Randolph County

Beddingfield High School, Wilson County

Ben L. Smith High School, Guilford County

Bertie High School, Bertie County

Caldwell Early College, Caldwell County

Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Dare County

Cochrane Collegiate Academy, Mecklenburg County

Dalton L. McMichael High School, Rockingham County

East Surry High School, Surry County

Eastern Randolph High School, Randolph County

Elkin High School, Surry County

Fairmont High School, Robeson County

Farmville Central High School, Pitt County

Fike High School, Wilson County

First Flight High School, Dare County

Garinger High School, Mecklenburg County

Gates County High School, Gates County

Graham High School, Alamance County

Granville Central High School, Granville County

Greene Central High School, Greene County

Harnett Central High School, Harnett County

Hawthrone Academy of Health Sciences, Mecklenburg County

Hertford County High School, Hertford County

Hibriten High School, Caldwell County

High Point Central High School, Guilford County

Hillside High School, Durham County

Hugh M. Cummings High School, Alamance County

J.M. Morehead High School, Rockingham County

James B. Dudley High School, Guilford County

James B. Hunt High School, Wilson County

Jordan Matthews High School, Chatham County

Kinston High School, Lenoir County

Lexington Senior High School, Davidson County

Lumberton High School, Robeson County

Manteo High School, Dare County

Mount Airy High School, Surry County

Nash Central High School, Nash County

North Edgecombe High School, Edgecombe County


North Lenoir High School, Lenoir County

North Rowan High School, Rowan County

North Surry High School, Surry County

Northwest Collegiate and Technical Academy, Halifax County

Pamlico County High School, Pamlico County

Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Mecklenburg County

Polk County Early College, Polk County

Polk County High School, Polk County

Purnell Swett High School, Robeson County

Reidsville High School, Rockingham County

Roanoke Valley Early College High School, Halifax County

Rockingham County Early College, Rockingham County

Rockingham County High School, Rockingham County

Rocky Mount High School, Nash County

Rocky River High School, Mecklenburg County

Salisbury High School, Rowan County

Scotland High School, Scotland County

South Caldwell High School, Caldwell County

South Central High School, Pitt County

South Lenoir High School, Lenoir County

South Stokes High School, Stokes County

Southeast College Prep Academy, Halifax County

Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, Durham County

Surry Central High School, Surry County

Surry Early College High School, Surry County

T. Wingate Andrews High School, Guilford County

Tarboro High School, Edgecombe County

Thomasville High School, Davidson County

Vance County High School, Vance County

Vance High School, Mecklenburg County

Walter Williams High School, Alamance County

Warren County High School, Warren County

Warren County New Tech High School, Warren County

Weldon STEM High School Career Academies, Halifax County

West Caldwell High School, Caldwell County

West Charlotte High School, Mecklenburg County

West Mecklenburg High School, Mecklenburg County

West Stokes High School, Stokes County

Our Donors

Blanche & Julian Robertson Foundation

College Advising Corps

Edward M. Armfield Foundation

Reidsville Area Foundation

Rockingham County Education Foundation

Taco Bell Foundation