Applying for College
Applying for college can be a stressful, time-consuming process. Below you will find information that will hopefully make the process a little easier for you.
How to Pick a School
- Focus on Match & Fit
College Rep Visits
Throughout the fall, we will host virtual events in which a college admissions representative will give an overview of their school and provide time to answer student questions. This is a great opportunity to learn what you like and don't like about various schools and to get your application questions answered.
You'll register for these events in SCOIR: Instructions to Register for a Visit.
Go to your page in SCOIR to sign up today!
- 4-year College Application includes:
- Letters of Rec
- Application fee or a fee waiver
- Test Scores
- Residency Number
- Community College Application includes:
- Free application
- Test Scores (only used if a student qualifies to waive the placement test)
- Residency Number
- Where to Apply:
- Common App
- Individual College Websites
- Always check the college website to find the application!
- Letter of Recommendation Guidelines
- Send a Transcript
- Send ACT/SAT scores
Residency Number (RDS)
- An online application process that all students applying for admission to a North Carolina public college or university and/or who are seeking to be eligible for a NC State grant as part of their financial aid is REQUIRED. This form determines whether they are deemed a NC resident for tuition purposes.
- Items needed to fill out residency application:
- CFNC account/ log-in information
- Parent(s)’ & Student’s SSN
- Residence Information
- Federal/state tax return
- Vehicle registration, driver’s license
- Complete Residency Application (must use CFNC login information)
- Basic Information about NC residency
- How to appeal a residency decision