The Top 10 College Admission Factors

Although deadlines may vary from college to college, it is recommended that high school students apply to college in the fall semester of their senior year. Seniors should begin the application process prior to the fall semester by selecting their top choices based on academics, personal preferences, and affordability. After narrowing your choices, it is important to take note of admission requirements for each institution you wish to apply.

Below are the top 10 factors colleges consider when admitting new students:

  • College prep course grades
  • Strength of courses
  • SAT/ACT test scores
  • All grades
  • Written essays
  • Demonstrated interest of student
  • Recommendation from counselor
  • Class rank
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Extracurriculars

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Avoid College Application Fees This Week

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For high school seniors and their parents, applying to college can be both stressful and expensive, with application fees ranging anywhere from $35 to $85. Before you know it, the cost of even applying to college can add up and burn a hole in your wallet.

However, this week students will have the chance to apply to select schools across the Carolinas for free. From Monday, November 13th until this Friday, November 17th at 5:00 p.m.,

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Beware of Financial Aid Scams

As parents and students are applying to go to college, you’re sure to be talking about how you will pay for college costs. One way in which you can gain access to funds is by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is the starting point for accessing scholarships, loans, grants and work study.

Unfortunately, there are people and companies out there who take advantage of the fact that families need to access to this money.

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CFNC Announces November as North Carolina College Application Month

college application month

With high school seniors on the verge of applying for college, it’s good to know that College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is ready to help. In fact, CFNC has announced that November will be known as College Application Month. During this period, seniors are encouraged to tackle three key tasks: apply for college, complete their NC residency form and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This will help to ensure that all applying to college tasks are checked off the list long before graduation day arrives!

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College Foundation of North Carolina Announces Winners of #CollegeBound Drawing


Six North Carolina Students Win $500 to Put Toward College Expenses

May 2017 (Raleigh, N.C.) – College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) was proud to sponsor the #CollegeBound Drawing on the CFNC Facebook page during the month of April. Six lucky high school seniors from North Carolina were drawn from the pool of entrants and each received $500 to put toward their higher education.

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CFNC Provides Searchable Database of N.C. Educational Summer Camps

summer camps for NC kids

Whether you’re applying to college this year or not, there are many opportunities throughout North Carolina to gain exposure to higher education facilities and to learn about topics of interest. Of course, finding these summer camps for NC kids can be a challenge. That’s why College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) has designed a searchable database of NC educational summer camps.

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