Post High School Planning Resources for Students and Parents
TCR Counseling Website
The TCR Counseling Website has tons of great information to help you plan for graduation and beyond.  

General Resources for Parents of TCR Students- Link

Financial Aid Information:
Information regarding the FASFA and CSS Profile - 9/29/2020
-Basic information about what the FASFA and CSS Profile are, how to file, and the information that you will need to complete them

Tips for Decoding College Financial Aid Offers- NY Times 2/14/2020

New Data Helps us Understand College Debt- NY Times 12/24/2020

Information from BCS

AB Tech Resources: 
AB Tech is a well regarded community college which offers many certification programs and Associate Degree programs.  You can learn more about programs and starting salaries on their website.

They also offer many options to start your 4 year degree and transfer to finish out your program.  This is a much more affordable option for getting the same degree as those that start at a 4 year college or university.  

Academic Programs Offered

AB Tech Teacher Education Program (prepares you to transfer for your degree)

Application Link

Additionally, there are ways to cross enroll in classes while you attend TCR (including the college transfer pathways), talk to your counselor or our AB Tech Liaison to find out more.

Resources Regarding 4 Year Colleges and Universities:

Most 4 year colleges and universities require that you complete 3 sciences beyond Earth Science to be considered for admission.  I would recommend that you check the admission requirements of the schools that you have in mind to ensure that you take the requisite science courses to be considered for admission.

Minimum Application Requirements for the UNC System (remember that Earth Science is required for high school graduation, but is not typically considered a lab science)

Charlotte Observer Article (June 2016): How hard it to get in to each UNC system school?

30 Best Value Colleges and Universities in North Carolina 2018

18 Schools That Meet Full Financial Need Without Loans - US News 9/18/18

College Entrance Exams:
The ACT and SAT are both college entrance exams. 

Science ACT Prep. Strategies and Tips for Success with the the Science portion of the ACT- Link

Students at TCR take the PreACT in the fall of their Sophomore year and the ACT in the spring of their Junior year. 
Booklets with general information and practice question sets are available in the counseling office.  For general information about the ACT you can follow this link.