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Creating a Personal Statement for College that Stands Out

A male student writing his personal college statement.

One of the most daunting tasks of any college application is
the personal statement section. For many people, talking about themselves isn’t
an easy task. You don’t want to be too full of yourself or exaggerate your
accomplishments. However, you still want to stand out to the admissions office
at your dream school.

Here are a few tips to create a personal statement for
college that will separate you from the rest.

Be Yourself;

When Should You Apply for College?

A female student applying to college.

Senior year of high school is an exciting time for students. There are sports, prom, and of course, college applications! Seniors might be excited about it, but do most know when to apply for college? The answer is: sooner than you might think. If you haven’t applied to school, you don’t need to panic. We’re here to fill both seniors and parents in on what they need to know when it comes to applying for school.

College Crunch Time: Three Writing Prompts You Need for a College Essay

A pen on top of a paper with a writing prompt for a college essay.

Your college admissions essay is one of the most important elements of your college applications. It is always in your best interest to complete any optional essays.

CFNC has you covered with tips and tricks to get you started on any essays that may be used in the application process. Application essays are often divided into two types. One is a personal statement prompt that necessitates an inward reflection.

Another is a prompt that requires objective observation of a topic,

Must Know Admission Tips When Planning for College

Must Know Admission Tips When Planning for College

You don’t have to have all the answers just yet, but junior year of high school is the time to research your list of colleges, make note of important deadlines, and get ready for the admissions process this fall. The work you do planning for college now will help you feel more confident in the final applications you submit to schools. Luckily, there are lots of resources with important college admissions tips for kids and parents to improve a student’s odds of getting into the school of their dreams!

What to Know About College Application Deadlines

A clock sitting on a desk in a classroom.

College is around the corner. With only a year or two left until
graduation, it’s time to start wrapping up those applications. If you’re
serious about higher education, then you know that the application process
really starts during your junior year of high school. Most college applications
are due during the fall and winter of your senior year. That means you need to
have your SATs or ACTs taken care of, request your official transcripts,

How To Apply for College: A Guide for High School Juniors

How To Apply for College_ A Guide for High School Juniors

It’s finally your turn to apply for college!  As a high school junior, you’ve watched your
friends and older siblings cheer as their college acceptance letters arrived in
the mail or shed a tear when their dream school sent a polite, “no thanks.” Spending
time getting prepared now will help everything run smoothly as important
deadlines draw near.

Make a List of Colleges & Application Deadlines

Do you want to go to a large school or a small school?