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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,

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?

What To Do If You Miss Your School’s Financial Aid Deadline

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a crucial step in getting funds to help pay for college. However, in order to get access to the more than $120 billion in federal and state student aid available each year, you have to meet the deadlines. Unfortunately, sometimes life gets in the way, and you may discover that a deadline has passed you by. Luckily, all is not lost – there may still be a chance for you to get the financial aid you need.

College Access Event, NC Countdown to College to Take Place in October

Activities Will Support High School Seniors in Completing Three College Enrollment Steps: Residency, FAFSA and Applications

This year, North Carolina’s annual college access event has been renamed NC Countdown to College and will take place in October. This event is geared toward high school seniors to aid them in completing three important college enrollment steps: