College Preparation

  • UNC System Information

    The UNC System consists of 16 public universities in North Carolina. There are over 242,000 students enrolled in these 16 universities. Visit for a quick view of institutional scholarships, admission requirements, deadlines and application types.

    UCPS is Now Using Scoir!

    Financial Aid Information

    CFNC has created a presentation that explains how to navigate the financial aid process. 

    Additional Resources

     Looking for virtual college visits?

    The sites below allow you to visit a college without having to travel. 

    Still trying to figure out the next step?

    South Piedmont Community College offers a wide range of options and opportunities designed to help students just like you. 

    1. Next NC Scholarship – The Next NC Scholarship will fully cover your tuition and fees to South Piedmont if your household makes $80,000 or less annually. And, you won’t have to repay that money! 
    2. Career in a Year– South Piedmont offers dozens of programs that lead to an industry credential and can be completed in one year or less. Programs range from automotive technology to welding, early childhood education to bookkeeping. These programs are a great way to start gaining workforce skills – and a paycheck – without committing to a college degree program. Learn more at
    3. Skill up – South Piedmont also offers a great selection of short-term and continuing education classes. These programs range from a few weeks to a few months. They’re a great way to pursue your interests, try new things, and continue learning while you decide what comes next. Programs include Real Estate Pre-Licensing, Selling on Amazon, Massage Therapy, and more.