College Advising

College Advising

Thales Academy is a college preparatory school. Throughout their fourteen years at Thales, students are prepared for the rigors and expectations of post-secondary academics. In the high school years, college preparation takes a prominent role, becoming more intensive as students advance toward graduation. Throughout high school, students work one-on-one with our college advisors to form a vision for their future and determine which path will help them best achieve it.

Our primary goal at Thales Academy is to assist every student in succeeding and fulfilling their greatest potential. The Thales Academy college advising program walks with students from the beginning stages of goal setting in the 9th grade through acceptance and enrollment into the college that best fits their individual needs.


Freshman Year:

  • Students write a paper about the college and career they are interested in pursuing. This writing piece is included in the academic requirements of the research and writing course of the Trivium sequence.
  • Thales Academy college advisors meet with the class to discuss what steps will be required to reach their goals.

Sophomore Year:

  • Students participate in a SAT/ACT preparation course. This class time is also used to allow students to meet with teachers and our college advisor for assistance in college preparation.
  • Students complete the YouScience assessment. The YouScience test is provided free of charge and measures where a student’s natural abilities and innate interests intersect in order to select and plan for a fulfilling career.

Junior Year:

  • Students participate in a SAT/ACT and college preparation flex period to formally begin the college application process.
  • Students prepare for and take the SAT/ACT.
  • Students create a resume and discuss scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
  • Students work with college advisors one-on-one to develop a personalized list of target schools.

Senior Year:

  • Students work closely with college advisors to finalize the application timeline, write and revise essays, request recommendation letters, and submit college applications.
  • Students work with college advisors if desired to gain assistance in submitting scholarships and financial aid (FAFSA) paperwork.
  • Students negotiate with schools as needed and ultimately enroll in the college or university of their choice.

Thales Academy graduated its first class in 2016. The Class of 2021 received nearly $6.2 Million in scholarship awards, with an average scholarship total per student of $147,382. Thales Academy students have gained acceptance to the following colleges and universities:

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Alleghany College
  • American University
  • Appalachian State University
  • Auburn University
  • Ave Maria University
  • Averett University
  • Barton College
  • Baylor University
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Belmont University
  • Berry College
  • Bluefield College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brevard College
  • Butler University
  • CUNY Baruch College
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Campbell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Cedarville University
  • Christendom College
  • Christopher Newport University
  • The Citadel
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • College of Charleston
  • Davidson College
  • DePaul University
  • East Carolina University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Faulkner University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • Guilford College
  • Gwynn and Mercy University
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • High Point University
  • Hillsdale College
  • Hollins University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Jacksonville University
  • James Madison University
  • Keene State College
  • Kenyon College
  • The King's College
  • LIM College - New York
  • Le Moyne College
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Liberty University
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Long Island University
  • Longwood University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola University - Chicago
  • Loyola University - Maryland
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Marymount University
  • Meredith College
  • Methodist University
  • Michigan State University
  • Mount St. Mary's University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Norwich Military Academy
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Pace University
  • Penn State Behrend
  • Penn State Hazleton
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Radford University
  • Randolph College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Roanoke College
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Rowan University
  • Salem College
  • San Diego State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Seton Hall University
  • Shenandoah University
  • Smith College
  • Southern Methodist University
  • St. Andrew’s College
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Mary's College Indiana
  • Sweet Briar College
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Tulane University
  • United States Military Academy at West Point
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville
  • University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of New Haven
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Virginia
  • Utah Valley University
  • Valparaiso University
  • Vassar College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Washington & Lee University
  • Webber International University
  • Webster University at Vienna, Austria
  • Wellesley College
  • Western Carolina University
  • Whitman College
  • William & Mary
  • William Peace University
  • Wingate University
  • Xavier University

Meet our College Advisors

Brooke Hulsizer

Brooke Hulsizer

College Advisor
Thales Academy Apex JH/HS
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ALEXIS FRANCO

ALEXIS FRANCO

College Advisor
Thales Academy Rolesville JH/HS
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