What Does Deferment Mean for Your College Acceptance?

After you send off all your highly-polished college applications, you will receive one of four answers from schools where you applied. The first two possibilities are straightforward — accepted or denied. The next two options are less clear — deferment or waitlist. These options are not a “yes” or a “no,” they’re more of a “maybe.” There are also differences between a college deferment and being put on a school’s waitlist.

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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?

You Don’t Need to Cheat Your Way to College: 5 Ways to Level the Playing Field

You Don't Need to Cheat Your Way to College 5 Ways to Level the Playing Field

The country is reeling after revelations of people using wealth and privilege to take advantage of the college admissions process. Colleges and universities have long been thought to be one of the last bastions of the American meritocracy. The college cheating scandal has led some prospective students to become discouraged about their own prospects for higher education.

Parents and students are mistakenly believing that their hard work and character isn’t as important as it once was when it comes to attending the college of their choice.

NC Promise Tuition Plan Provides North Carolinians Greater Access to Higher Education

For many students, pursuing higher education is a life-long dream. The newly-launched NC Promise is a wonderful resource tool for students to utilize on their path to a college education. NC Promise provides students with greater access to top-notch North Carolina colleges and can help students down the path to success.

What is NC Promise?

NC Promise, launched fall of 2018, is a tuition plan designed to increase educational access,

Why It Pays To Attend FAFSA Day

The entire process of applying for college can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to make, deadlines to meet and dozens of forms to fill out. Applying for financial aid can feel particularly challenging. We at the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) know how difficult it can be, that’s why we’re calling in the experts to help you along the way.


Who Needs FAFSA?