How to Clean Up Your Social Media Profiles

social media profiles

Having clean and professional social media profiles is important for students who are going through the college admissions process. Since social media has become an integral part of our society, admissions counselors are using it to get an idea of the character of students. According to a Kaplan Test Prep Survey of over 350 different college admissions counselors, 35 percent claim that they use social media profiles to assess applicants.

Can You Appeal a College Admissions Decision?

college admission appeals

Even though you might have applied to several colleges, for most students there’s usually one college that stands out as your favorite. But what if, after anxiously awaiting your acceptance letter, you end up receiving disappointing news from your first-choice college?  The most important facts to remember are that you are not alone, and that you still have lots of other great options to continue your education.

You may also wonder if there is any opportunity to appeal an admissions decision. 

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.

Tips for Improving Your SAT/ACT Scores

improving sat scores

When you check your test scores online, the worst thing you can find is a score that doesn’t match what you had expected. It can be a painful experience to discover that your score wasn’t as good as you hoped it would be. You spent so much time preparing and studying, so it can be frustrating to realize you need to try again. But there are ways to bounce back from a disappointing test score.

Before You Apply: Tips for Juniors

juniors researching colleges

Choosing a college is a big decision. As you’re researching colleges, there are a lot of different factors to consider and many questions you need to ask. In the early stages of preparation, before you begin sending out your applications, you’ll want to take some time to consider your priorities so you can  determine which colleges best fit your needs. Here are a few important tips to get the ball rolling on preparing for college:

Determine Your Priorities

Everyone has different motivations for going to college and different visions of their college experience.

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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