A2Z College Planning

Founder/College Admission Consultant- Rhonda Manns
We help busy families plan, prepare and pay for c We make getting into college simple.

We help students and parents understand the complex world of college admissions as they prepare for college.

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May the New Year bring you peace, love, and endless possibilities.


Happy Holidays from A2Z!


A2Z December College Tips: High School Seniors: Be sure to file any additional college applications before deadline dates.


Now is a good time to schedule those Spring ACT/SAT tests!


A2Z December College Tips!
-Check the College Board and ACT websites for available test dates and sites in your area
-Underclassmen-Review PSAT report with advisor and map out a plan for test preparation
-Schedule spring SAT/ACT testing dates
-Seniors-file any additional college applications before deadline dates
Read more in our monthly newsletter at a2zcollegeplanning.com/newsletters


5 Career Planning Ideas for HS Students // Five easy steps that students can use towards gaining insight into career possibilities. Students should begin by reflecting on their strengths and interests. A career assessment test will offer career suggestions that help guide them in a particular direction. Enrichment classes, job shadowing, and volunteering are options for discovering a career path. Read more details and sign up for our monthly newsletter at a2zcollegeplanning.com/newsletters


After submitting your Applications // Once your applications have been submitted, you can breathe a sigh of relief, but your job isn’t over yet. Make sure to check emails frequently, create student portals as requested by colleges, fill out financial aid forms if applicable and keep up on your school work. Most importantly, celebrate all that you have accomplished, applying to college is challenging. Read more and sign up for our monthly newsletter at a2zcollegeplanning.com/newsletters


Embrace gratitude on this Thanksgiving day. All the best to our students, teachers, families and friends. Happy Day from A2Z.


Take time this holiday week for yourself to practice gratitude. Here are four helpful tips.


• Determining the Strength of a Department
• Viticulture and Enology Major
• Understanding Financial Aid Terminology
• After Submitting Your Applications

Read about all these topics in our November newsletter and be sure to sign up!


Honoring all who serve and continue to serve today. Happy Veterans Day.


Hey high school students, here’s a quick checklist of college application action items for the month of November!


It’s NC College Application Week! Many NC colleges have FREE applications this week,
Oct 16-20. Get more info at CFNC.org.


Hey 10th graders! Here are some things you can focus on now in preparation for college!


Hey 9th graders, here are some helpful college prep tips!


HS Senior Tips ~ Finalize college list; work on applications & essays; review transcript for accuracy; request recommendation letters from teachers and counselors; meet with college reps.


TODAY! Durham Fall College Fair
Thursday, September 28, 2023
3:15 PM until 5:30 PM
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
1219 Broad St, Durham


Students mark your calendars for the Wake County Schools College Fair this weekend, September 24! Location: 1-4pm at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center at NC State, 1101 Gorman St, , NC


We love hearing from our proud parents!

"I am happy to report to you that both of my sons followed your suggestions for many years. Your sage advice touched them in a very profound way. I want to report back to you to let you know how they have progressed.

My oldest son Keith, who graduated from the University of Michigan, is now a first year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. And my youngest son Drew, who graduated from Michigan State University Business School, is now working in Pittsburgh in the uber competitive field of investment banking.

My husband and I are as proud as peacocks! I just want to let you know how useful your services have been for my family. Words can’t fully express my gratitude. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!"
-Linda S.


Students, have a great first week back to school!


In these last days before you go off to college, there will be times when you can’t wait to get away from your family and times when you can’t imagine leaving home. Going to college is a big deal, and it’s normal to feel conflicted. This is the most exciting thing and the scariest thing you’ve ever done. You’ll learn much about yourself and the world. You’ll meet hundreds of new people in a matter of weeks, and that can be exhilarating.
Read more + sign up for our newletter: https://a2zcollegeplanning.com/newsletters/


A2Z College Tips // Guilford College will host an open house Sept 2 at 2:30pm. Register to attend: bit.ly/3Kx1G17


Students + Parents, here is a helpful list of upcoming and test dates for the rest of 2023!


Congratulations Channing Smith,
High School: Durham School of the Arts
College Acceptances: UNCG, Western Carolina, Elon University, Belmont University, Meredith College

College Attending: Appalachian State University
Major: Vocal Performance

Scholarship: $193,600.00

Student Comment: "Thank you again for everything you’ve helped me with."


Congratulations to Alex Privette! Garner Magnet

College Acceptances:
UNC at Chapel Hill
UNC at Charlotte, University of Alabama
ECU, Howard University
Winston Salem State University, Hampton University, Elon University

College Attending: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Biology

Scholarships: $51,000.00


Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!


Congratulations Ella Holdeman!
High School: NC School of Science and Math

Attending: UNC-Chapel Hill

Major: Mathematics

Scholarships: $28k

Parent comment: “Thanks again for all your help these past 5 years. Best of luck, and I hope our paths cross soon.”

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Durham, NC

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