For Seniors

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  • If you do not want a cap and gown package, you can just purchase the cap, gown, and tassel for $43.66 (this price includes taxes).

  • Senior Night Presentation  


    12th Grade To-Do List

    • Take the  SAT or ACT (average score for SAT is 1050; average score for ACT is 19)
    • Register for the SAT or ACT again. Retake whichever test you like better and can improve upon the most.
    • Research colleges you are considering applying to: check application deadlines, majors, cost, etc.
    • Visit colleges you are considering attending. Different colleges will come to CATA throughout the school year to visit with our students. If a school you're interested in visits us make sure you sign up to attend (sign-up on the College Events page)
    • Do a scholarship search. Our scholarship page is an updated list of scholarships we are aware of. There are TONS of scholarships available to students so make sure you are checking websites like CFNC,, or Google. 
    • Update and complete your resume - there are good resume creators in Scoir and Major Clarity.
    • Have completed the NCAA Clearinghouse form if you plan on playing a college sport. Contact Ms. Graham with questions. 

    How do I apply for college?

    • Colleges and universities may use one or multiple ways of applying to their school. Some colleges may have their own application within their website. Some colleges may use external application sites such as Common Application, CFNC, SendEDU, Coalition, etc. Some colleges may do a combination of both.
    • You may want to consider applying through the Common Application website if more than two of the schools you're applying to use this site. This online site allows you to apply to many colleges found in different states by filling out one application.
    • College Application Week - during this time, you can apply to many of the North Carolina colleges (mostly private) and have your application fee waived. College application week is October 16-20, 2023.
     Using Scoir
    • Seniors who are applying to college must enter their schools into Scoir so counselors know where to send documents like transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.
    • Scoir is NOT an application tool. It is simply a way for students to tell us where they're applying so we can send their documents to the correct place.
    • Students will request their letters of recommendation through Scoir.
    • Students can also request an application fee waiver through Scoir. 
    • It is important that students keep their Scoir account updated so documents get to the colleges and universities on time. 
     CEEB Code: 342650