Real Kids Talk About Applying

Time to apply for college? These seniors talk about how CFNC.org helped them every step of the way.

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College Is for Everyone

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The Application Hub is part of CFNC.org. Take a peek at how easy it can make applying for college.

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What is the CFNC Application Hub?
It Makes Applying to NC Colleges & Universities and
Requesting Transcripts Easier.

BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS

The keys to successful college applications? Preparation and planning

You’ll find a wide range of college application policies and admission competitiveness. This variety means that there is a college out there that’s right for you—you’ll just need to find the best match and take the right steps to apply. Use these keys:

Preparation – preparing academically is the most important thing you can do to widen your college options and to help you succeed once you get there.

Planning – you’ll need to choose where to apply, understand their admission requirements, and stay on top of the deadlines for each college.

It’s more important than ever before to begin planning and preparing for college early, both financially and academically. The sooner you begin, the more tools you will have at your fingertips when it is time to enroll in the college of your choice.

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College Redirection Pool: Colleges Come to You

The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a tremendous resource for students as they plan, apply and pay for college. One of the most exciting tools available through CFNC is the College Redirection Pool (CRP). The CRP is a system that helps students find and connect with colleges that have open admissions slots.

How CRP Works

Students who are interested in participating in CRP must first create a profile on CFNC.org.

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How to Write Like a Storyteller

Writing your college application essays can feel stressful and confusing. What do colleges want to see in your essay and how can you make yourself stand out from the crowd? What if your essay isn’t good enough, isn’t different enough or answers the essay topic in the wrong way? It may be easier said than done, but the truth is, you’re much better off if you stop worrying about what colleges expect from you and start thinking more about how you can tell your own story.

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How Do I Know Which College or University is Right for Me?

Choosing a college is major life decision and should not be taken lightly. It’s important for students to give themselves plenty of time to carefully consider all their options and make the right decision. With that in mind, now is the time for sophomores and juniors to start narrowing down which college is right for them.

Factors to Consider

There are many different aspects of a college or university to consider when choosing where to apply.

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Stuck on Standardized Tests?

The college application process can be stressful! Sophomores and juniors in high school are preparing to take the big college entrance exams – the SAT and the ACT. The results of these tests are used to determine college admissions and merit-based scholarships. While both exams are very important, colleges note the range of your scores and consider a wide variety of criteria when considering your college application. Don’t be scared! Just come to the test well-rested and thoroughly prepared and do your best.

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