Naviance - This research tool provides comprehensive information on thousands of colleges. In addition to general and admissions information you can access data on academics, cost and financial aid, student body characteristics, extracurricular and athletic programs. A link to each college’s website is provided. Students can gauge their own chances of acceptance by comparing personal GPA/test statistics with those of successful applicants and save their college search results. If you do not have your registration information, please contact your assigned counselor. Follow the Naviance link for additional information.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Completing the FAFSA is critical to getting access to billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Moreover, it is free, quick (on average, taking less than 30 minutes!), and easy. To make sure that students do not leave money on the table, the Department has prepared a number of blog posts.
Navigating FAFSA and RDS to Prepare for College - Both FAFSA and RDS are required and need similar information for completion. Here is a breakdown of what these two items are and the information needed to complete them. Scroll down for additional FAFSA information.
You can find the Fall 2018 Admissions Deadlines and 2017 - 2018 Open House Information for all NC colleges and universities in the comprehensive CFNC Admissions and Open House Information below.
- Questions about colleges?? Take the College Quiz and find out which college is right for you!! Visit: http://www.forbes.com/top-college-quiz/.
- Choosing the college that is a good fit can be difficult. The key to finding the right fit is to decide what you want out of a college experience, do your research, and then apply to a reasonable number of schools. Here is a helpful document on finding the right college: http://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/choosing_college.pdf
- Here is a great checklist to help you prepare for college! http://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/Checklist_for_College.pdf
- Looking for tips for writing your admission essay? Follow this link: http://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/Writing_Your_Admissions_Essay.pdf
- Wondering what all of the college acronyms mean? Visit: http://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/CollegePlanAcronymDir.pdf for descriptions.