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Bradford Preparatory School

College Counseling

The College Counseling office provides college planning resources and information to parents and students. Our goal is to guide families through the college planning and application process. Our role is to share knowledge and to support students in preparation for their post-secondary college and career goals.
Melissa Herman
Bradford Seniors, are you on the right track?
During the month of October, NC Countdown to College is supporting high school seniors while you complete three important steps to college: residency, FAFSA, and college applications. Visit to register for helpful webinars and learn how you can apply to many NC schools for free!
Click below to review the college application checklist and NC residency information.  
It is never to early to start your college journey. Take a moment to click on the links below to start planning today. 
The College Foundation of North Carolina is a great resource as you navigate this process - Visit



With the current COVID-19 Pandemic, we know the future seems uncertain, but please don't let this discourage you and your college search! While I always recommend setting foot on campus to get a real feel for the environment, there are ways that you can still be actively looking. There are hundreds of colleges & universities that are offering expanded virtual tours during this time. Please check out this fantastic resource and start your virtual tours TODAY! 

College Virtual Tours


Bradford Prep recommends using the common app to manage the application process. This allows students to apply to multiple colleges and universities in one seamless step. 

From Melissa Herman, College Counselor...The time has come, and your students are getting prepared to start applying if they haven’t done so already! I wanted to share a couple of articles with you all that help when trying to determine if your student should apply early action or early decision.

Key takeaway - Early Decision is BINDING – this means if you are accepted through early decision, you are committed to attending that school and will withdraw any applications you may have submitted for the regular deadlines at other schools. 

Free College Application Week 2023
October 16- October 21! 
College application questions? Please email, [email protected]