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

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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

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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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What Can the CFNC Application Hub Do for You?

Online College Applications

Have you heard of the CFNCApplication Hub? It’s a great resource for managing your online college applications and electronic high school transcripts. Why? It:

  • Allows you to view all your CFNC application and transcript activity in a single place;
  • Lets you electronically send your transcripts to all NC colleges (for free) and view a copy of the electronic transcripts you’ve sent;
  • Allows you to work on your applications a bit at a time with easy save and resume features;

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Top 3 Questions Parents Ask About Applying for College

Questions about applying for college

When it comes to applying for college, students aren’t the only ones with questions about applying to college; there are plenty of concerns and confusion among parents as well. Never fear! College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) has numerous resources to guide and support parents. In fact, we have an entire section of our website devoted to parents, with links to useful tools that will allow you to help your child plan,

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