College Search Tool Brings Higher Education Into Focus

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When it comes to making decisions about your future education, there are so many options out there it can become overwhelming. The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) has built a tool to help you wade through your higher education choices — and doing so can be as simple as figuring out a few things about yourself, and logging on to

What Can the CFNC Application Hub Do for You?

Online College Applications

Have you heard of the CFNCApplication Hub? It’s a great resource for managing your online college applications and electronic high school transcripts. Why? It:

  • Allows you to view all your CFNC application and transcript activity in a single place;
  • Lets you electronically send your transcripts to all NC colleges (for free) and view a copy of the electronic transcripts you’ve sent;
  • Allows you to work on your applications a bit at a time with easy save and resume features;

Top 3 Questions Parents Ask About Applying for College

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When it comes to applying for college, students aren’t the only ones with questions about applying to college; there are plenty of concerns and confusion among parents as well. Never fear! College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) has numerous resources to guide and support parents. In fact, we have an entire section of our website devoted to parents, with links to useful tools that will allow you to help your child plan,

Set Yourself Up for a Breezy Fall Semester


Leaves will soon begin their transition from shades of green to vibrant red and orange, just as your college “to-dos” climb the ladder on your priority list. The fall of your senior year will be slam-packed with making final campus visits, completing NC’s new residency process, submitting your FAFSA, and finishing applications for admission. You’ve come so far, and now it’s time to prepare yourself for a smooth and productive semester.

Rising Juniors: Get Excited!


What to Do Today So You’re Ready for the School Year

Junior year of high school can be an amazing time! You’ve found your place – academically, socially and in your extracurricular activities. You are now a leader in the school, and you’ve gained some of the freedoms that come with age and responsibility. You’ll create amazing memories this year.


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Juniors: Practice Making Your Essays Shine!

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You work hard during the school year. Now that you are finishing up your junior year in high school, you may already have taken the SAT. From here, college applications are the next college preparation task you’re going to tackle, which might mean writing an essay to send to your schools of choice. Summer is the perfect opportunity to take your time and practice making your college essay as perfect as it can be.