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Real Kids Talk About Applying

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

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College Is for Everyone

Take part in College Application Month.

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The Application Hub is part of 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.


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.


Skills to Build Before College

Getting ready for college can seem daunting, but there are steps students can take to make the transition a bit easier. Preparing certain skills can make the difference between a freshman year filled with stress and anxiety and a year of growth and learning. Be flexible, study hard and meet new people and you’re sure to make the most of your college experience.


College is full of new experiences,

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Wait-Listed: Some Do’s and a Don’t

You toured colleges excitedly. You poured over websites. You followed all of College Foundation of North Carolina’s (CFNC) helpful advice. You filed all of your paperwork well before the deadlines. Finally, the day comes when your top college choice responds, and it turns out you’ve not been accepted…but you’re not exactly rejected either. You’ve been wait-listed!

For prospective college students, being on the waitlist can be a special kind of purgatory.

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Evaluating College Offers and What to Expect


The college admissions process is full of deadlines. There are deadlines for financial aid forms, deadlines for applications, and finally, deadlines for acceptance. It can be a rewarding and challenging time for prospective students and their families, especially if you are accepted to several schools on your wish list.

So what do you do when it comes to Decision Day? All offers are not equal and you want to make sure you’re not comparing apples to oranges. 

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College Search Tool Brings Higher Education Into Focus


When it comes to making decisions about your future education, there are so many options out there it can become overwhelming. The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) has built a tool to help you wade through your higher education choices — and doing so can be as simple as figuring out a few things about yourself, and logging on to

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