COLLEGE PREPARATION

The New Braunfels Christian Academy faculty and staff seek to help students realize the plan God has for their lives. We recognize the importance of equipping students with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to be successful in high school and beyond.

  • Academic Advising - The Academic & College Advisor offers individualized course, graduation, and college advising to 8th grade and high school students, encouraging them to take challenging classes that fulfill NBCA and college entrance requirements.

  • Testing - Students take standardized tests beginning with the PSAT in their freshman, sophomore, and junior years, respectively. We recommend that all students take the College Board SAT and ACT in their junior year.

  • College Selection and Application - Through various in-class seminars, individual counseling sessions, and group meetings, parents and students are given information about colleges and the application process. College admissions representatives are brought on campus throughout the year. The Christian Academy also participates in the New Braunfels and Comal Independent School District joint college fair at Canyon High School and in the Private Schools of San Antonio College Fair.

  • Scholarship Search - Students are provided a list of national, state, local, and university-specific scholarships and are given assistance in applying. Students and parents are welcome to visit or call with any questions or concerns.

College Visit Tips

The spring semester is an excellent time for sophomores and juniors to schedule college visits.

  • College websites are a wealth of information. Read about the schools you are considering.

  • Smaller colleges will probably arrange individual appointments. Larger colleges will have set times for group tours and sessions.

  • Don’t show up on campus unannounced. Visit the college’s website in advance to discover appointment and tour information.

  • Remember the purpose of a site visit is for you to get information and a feeling for the university. Prepare questions so you will be ready for your visit.

Class Ranking

New Braunfels Christian Academy is a non-ranking school, only reporting top 10% rank for Texas state schools. It is not equitable to compare students by rank in a small private school to those in a larger school. Therefore, for the purpose of college scholarships and applications, the following scale is being used:

4.0 Grading Scale
Honors & Pre-AP add 0.5 to the 4.0 scale
AP and Dual Credit add 1.0 to the 4.0 scale

4.0 and up = Top 10%
3.4 - 3.9 = First Quarter
2.8 - 3.3 = Second Quarter
2.0 - 2.7 = Third Quarter
1.9 and below = Fourth Quarter

Our graduates have achieved admission to:

Brown University

California Baptist University

California Institute of the Arts

Colorado College

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado University

Concordia University (Austin)

Corcordia University (Wisconsin)

Dallas Baptist University

Dartmouth University

Wheaton College (Illinois)

Mary Baldwin College

Ozarka Christian College

Patrick Henry College

Rose-Husman Institute of Technology

Schreiner University

San Antonio College-Northeast Lakeview

Southern Methodist University

Southwestern University

Stanford University

Texas A&M University (College Station)

Texas A&M University (Corpus Christi)

University of Chicago

University of Houston

University of Mary Hardin Baylor

University of North Texas

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of Texas (Austin)

University of Texas (San Antonio)

University of Texas (Tyler)

Wake Forest University

For more information, contact:
Michelle Miller, Academic and College Advisor
mmiller@nbcatx.org
830.629.1821