SENIOR ADVISOR PROGRAM
College is a match to be made not a prize to be won.
The Crosby Scholars Program requires each high school scholar to have an advisor. For the first three years of high school, scholars have the opportunity to work with volunteer advisors, attend large group sessions, and work in small groups to learn more college preparation. Then during the senior year, scholars meet with a Senior Advisor individually. The Senior Advisors can then address specific needs of students as they arise.
Following each meeting, the Senior Advisor submits online conference notes to the Crosby Scholars office. This process allows Crosby staff to monitor each scholar’s progress. The Senior Advisor is thus the lead member of a team helping each scholar to navigate the college admission process.
Additional information for First-Time Senior Advisors
Additional information for Returning Senior Advisors
Senior Advisor Handbook
Section A: Program and Role of the Senior Advisor
Section B: Financial Aid/Scholarships
Section C: College Admission
Senior Advisors assist seniors with the following:
confirm target list of colleges
discuss Early Action/Early Decision/Regular Decision application plans
review SAT/ACT results and discuss additional testing
review admission/scholarship essays
navigate the financial aid process, including identifying scholarship opportunities
monitor completion of Senior Program requirements
meeting deadlines and communicating with colleges as necessary
Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about Selecting a Senior Advisor
Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about Selecting a Senior Advisor in Spanish
Documents posted in Senior Portals for the Class of 2018
Scholarship websites for North Carolina Colleges
Comparing ACT & SAT Scores
Guide to Letter of Recommendation
Activities for Letter of Recommendation
Search Common App Member Colleges and Universities
2017-18 CSS/Finanical Aid PROFILE College and Program List
2017 College Application Week Participating Colleges and Universities (Participating schools will be announced later this summer)
Every potential Crosby Scholars Senior Advisor must submit an advisor application. The advisor application for the Class of 2018 will be available on July 1 at https://my.crosbyscholars.org/advisor-application.cfm. After an advisor submits an application, he/she will receive an e-mail to guide the advisor in creating a Crosby Scholars Advisor Portal.
Advisor training sessions are held in the Goodwill Industries Building, 2701 University Parkway. Sessions last 90 minutes. Register through your Crosby Advisor Portal to attend one of the following training sessions.
The advisor training session dates for the Class of 2018 will be posted soon.
Each rising senior is required to submit an online senior advisor form in his/her Crosby portal by June 10. Each has two options for choosing a Senior Advisor:
Seniors who self-select an advisor, may choose a family member, teacher, or mentor. A Senior Advisor must be a high school graduate. Many seniors who select an advisor choose a parent. Seniors meet with self-selected advisors on their own time.
Seniors who choose to be assigned an advisor will be paired with a staff advisor or with someone from a pool of community volunteer advisors. Seniors meet with this volunteer advisor during the school day at their home school or at the Career Center.
Seniors are expected to attend and actively participate in every meeting scheduled by their Senior Advisor. Advisor meetings begin in September and are held periodically throughout the school year.
Senior Advisors submit conference notes through their advisor portal. After signing in to your advisor portal, the first page you will view is a list of your Senior Advisor Students. View your (or each if you are advising more than one senior) student by selecting the icon that resembles a magnifying glass to the right of your senior’s name. Just below the scholar’s name, you will see the words: Profile, Academic, Parent/Guardian, Events, Conference Notes, and Program Info. Select Conference Notes and the list of conference notes will appear. Select the red complete button to view the questions. Remember, your scholar provides the answers to the questions on the conference notes. Before completing conference notes, please review the current month’s newsletter and timeline with your scholar.
A parent who is also a Senior Advisor can use one e-mail address and password to login to the parent portal and the same e-mail address and password to login to the advisor portal.
Senior Advisors can stay connected to the Senior Program by following us on Twitter @Crosby_Sr2018.