University of North Carolina at Wilmington

In the Summer of 2021, College Advising Corps launched a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). UNCW College Advising Corps (UNCW CAC) works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education. UNCW CAC hires and trains recent college graduates to serve as advisers in partner high schools throughout Eastern North Carolina. Advisers participate in an intensive 4-week summer training program to gain the college advising skills needed to effectively serve their community. Students work closely with their near-peer college adviser to explore post-secondary options that are best for them. Advisers assist students with all aspects of the college application process, including FAFSA, scholarship applications, and college enrollment. Advisers gain valuable professional, leadership, and advocacy experience as they work to create more equitable access to post-secondary education.

UNCW College Advising Corps serves four high schools along Eastern North Carolina and will expand to serve six high schools for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Want to learn more about serving as an adviser? Complete the interest form. If interested in applying to become an adviser, please visit our job posting here. 

Image by: Jeff Janowski, UNCW

4High Schools Served

How to Apply

Contact the Program Director

High Schools Served

South View High School, Cumberland County

South Columbus High School, Columbus County




Jones Senior High School, Jones County

West Craven High School, Craven County

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