“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”. Jeremiah 29:11
NCA is committed to supporting our students in the college decision process. Students choose colleges for a variety of reasons: academic reputation, location, money, majors available, etc. We want to encourage our students to evaluate what type of school environment will be the best fit for them. Our college planning office is here to assist students with all aspects of college planning including test taking, career planning, college options, financial aid, and applications.
Please contact me with any questions you might have.
Kaitlyn Gura -Guidance Counselor
Yearly Testing at NCA
ACT: The ACT is a college entrance exam. ACT testing is available for juniors and seniors on campus each spring. The ACT is also administered at testing centers in the Raleigh area. You can register for the ACT at a local testing center here: ACT Registration | ACT Testing Dates | The ACT Test. The school code for NCA is 343224.
ASVAB: Students take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) during their sophomore year. This test is developed by the Department of Defense and is administered by the military. The test consists of different subtests such as math, writing, comprehension, science, and mechanics. For high school students, it is also given for the purpose of career exploration.
PSAT: Students begin preparing for the SAT their eighth grade year. Grades 8, 9, and 10 take the PSAT on campus in the spring. Juniors take the PSAT on campus in the fall to prepare for the SAT in the spring.
SAT: The SAT is a college entrance exam. SAT testing is available for juniors and seniors on campus each spring. The SAT is also administered at testing centers in the Raleigh area. You can register for the SAT at a local testing center here: SAT Registration. The school code for NCA is 343224.
Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available to juniors and seniors. AP scores may be used for college credit and college placement. Scores range from 1-5, and students enrolled in an AP class are required to take the exam in May at NCA. Course and test fees are required for AP courses.
NCA partners with The College at Southeastern in Wake Forest to give students the opportunity to earn transferable college credit in select courses during their junior and senior years.
|College at Southeastern Course Equivalent
|AP Environmental Science
|SCI1600: Natural Science
|PHI1100: Introduction to Philosophy
|PHI2100: Western Cultures & World Religions
|Honors College Algebra
|MAT1600: College Algebra
Finances are not determined before you apply for acceptance to a university. Students will have to apply and then complete the financial aid paperwork (namely the FAFSA) before being notified of any financial assistance. The amount of financial aid available is not provided until the student has applied and been accepted to the schools being considered.
ACT Test Preparation | Test Prep Resources
ACT Free Help Area | PowerScore
Downloadable Full-Length SAT Practice Tests
SAT Free Help Area | PowerScore
Official SAT® Practice | Khan Academy
Search for Scholarships – BigFuture | College Board
Find College Scholarships – Niche
College Planning for Parents:
Yearly NCA High School Tests
SAT – This is a College Entrance Exam. You can register online at sat.collegeboard.com. The school code for NCA is 343224. Most students take this aptitude-based test several times in their junior and/or senior years. The SAT is given at various times throughout the year, and can be taken at testing centers in the Raleigh area.
AP – Advanced Placement scores may be used for college credit and college placement. Scores range from 1 – 5, and students enrolled in an AP class are required to take the exam in May at NCA. Course fees and test fees are required for AP courses.
SAT Subject Tests – Tests administered through the College Board that are one hour tests in specific subjects. Subject tests provide a measure of academic achievement and can be a good predictor of future performance. For a list of colleges that require subject tests, go to http://eduplan.us/2011-2012-list-of-colleges-requiring-sat-subject-tests. The SAT is given at various times throughout the year, and can be taken at testing centers in the Raleigh area.
NCA students have been accepted into the following colleges and universities:
- Appalachian State University
- Barton College
- Bethel College in MN
- Bluefield College
- Bob Jones University
- Brevard College
- Campbell University
- Carson-Newman College
- Central Carolina Technical College
- Catawba Community College
- Chowan College
- The College at Southeastern
- The Citadel
- East Carolina University
- East Tennessee State University
- Elon University
- Gardner Webb University
- Greensboro College
- High Point University
- Lees-McCrae College
- Liberty University
- Louisburg College
- Mars Hill University
- Meredith College
- Mid-Atlantic Christian University
- Middle Tennessee State University
- Montreat College
- Nash Technical Community College
- North Carolina Central University
- North Carolina State University
- North Greenville University
- NYACK College
- Pensacola Christian College
- Southeastern Free Will Baptist Bible College
- Tennessee Temple University
- Toccoa Falls College
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- University of North Carolina at Wilmington
- University of Tennessee
- Vance Granville Community College
- Wake Technical Community College
- Western Carolina University
- William Peace University