Welcome Note

Welcome from the College Advisor

NAC’s College Advising Program is designed to help students explore their strengths and interests in order to gain admission to the colleges and universities that best suit their ambitions and aspirations. Through the college search process, students will develop decision-making skills, assess their priorities, set realistic goals, and explore a variety of options. I will work closely with both students and parents in the college exploration, selection, and application process.

Seniors and juniors will always require the most time and attention because, of course, they are closest to the process. On the College Advising web pages, you will find links to calendars we advise students to follow in grade 11 and 12, giving test and registration dates and other relevant information. But I hope that the parents of grades 9 and 10 students will begin talking to their children early and that you will feel comfortable scheduling a meeting with me just to begin to think about what your options might be and what course selections to make in grades 11 and 12.


The NAC College Advising Program provides the following:

  • Academic Advising
  • Course selection
  • Academic requirements
  • Course Placement
  • Parent Information Programs
  • Standardized Testing Information: PSAT, SAT I, SAT II, PACT, ACT I, ACT II, EST I, EST II, TOEFL, IELTS.
  • Graduation plans and transcripts
  • College and Career Advising
  • Administration and interpretation of the PSAT and AP exams
  • College information Parent-Student Evening Programs (see calendar for dates)
  • Campus visits by representatives of universities and colleges
  • Campus tours of local universities and colleges
  • University and College fairs
  • Printed materials, college catalogues, directories, and guidebooks in the College Advising office
  • Individual parent/student appointments for college planning, decision-making, and application processes
  • Assistance with creating an appropriate College Application list and with organizing the college application process
  • Assistance with organizing application materials and meeting deadlines
  • Letters of Recommendation and contact with University representatives as appropriate
  • College Information News for parents and students on website.

I hope you will enjoy working with me in the coming months and years. My office is open to and ready to work with all students, not only those in upper high school.

Azza Badr El Din
Registrar/College Advisor