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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,

College Prep Starts Early

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If you really want to prepare your kids for college, starting them young – like when they are babies or in kindergarten – isn’t crazy. There’s a reason some parents stress over getting their children into the best pre-schools and making sure they read to their kids in the womb. You want to set up a love for learning and a strong educational foundation, so there’s never any doubt that your child will go to college.

CFNC Wins Coveted Telly Award

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38th Annual Telly Awards Honor North Carolina Service That Promotes Higher Education

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), a free service helping North Carolinians plan, apply, and pay for college, was  named a winner in the 38th annual Telly Awards for its breakthrough marketing campaign, “Time to Apply for College and Financial Aid?”  Telly Awards honor the best in TV and cable, digital and streaming,

How to Practice Self-Care While Awaiting Admissions Letters

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If you’re a high school senior, now’s the time you might start feeling like you’re running out of gas. You’ve been filling out applications and taking standardized tests, on top of completing your final year of high school, and things might be getting hard to manage. But even as you approach the end of your high school days, you must remember that your health is a priority. Taking care of yourself can seem so simple as to be redundant,