Area seniors focus on submitting college applications


For many Onslow County seniors, one of the realities of their upcoming graduation is upon them: applying to colleges.

“It’s bittersweet. I’m excited but it really hits you that you are going to be going off to college in a few months,” said White Oak High School senior Charlotte Kuna.

Kuna said she hasn’t yet submitted an application but has been working on her essay,

Today’s seniors, tomorrow’s freshmen: 28 N.C. colleges waiving application fees this week


This week, high school seniors around the state will have the opportunity to apply to 28 colleges for free as a part of North Carolina College Application Week.

The goal of the promotional week, which runs until 5 p.m. Friday, is to allow every graduating senior the opportunity to apply to college.

According to the College Foundation of North Carolina,

This Week Only: Apply To Many NC Colleges For Free

College Application Week is an annual event in NC to help students manage applying to college. College Foundation of North Carolina co-sponsors this event with Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. NC students receive counseling, support and, in many cases, application fee waivers to make applying to college accessible to all.

All this week, many area colleges and universities are waiving their application fees. Costs usually run between $40 and $100 per application,