Applying to College

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    SCOIR Workshop - new college search program students will be using in 2020-2021
     
     
    Here are resources from College Board to assist you in the college application process. 
     
     
    Use your Personal Email (not your school email) when creating accounts or communicating with colleges. 
     
    Steps in Applying to College:
    • Complete CFNC NC Residency Determination at NCresidency.org - must be completed if applying to any North Carolina Colleges
      • use your CFNC.org login when signing in, do not create a new account if you have a CFNC.org account
    • Begin applying August 1st of senior year.  Apply by colleges early action deadline dates.
    • Request transcripts be sent to colleges through SCOIR. Information on how to do this will be posted at the beginning of the school year.
    • Request letters of recommendations. Information on how to request will be posted at the beginning of the school year.
      • Complete the Brag Sheet and Resume  for teachers to use when completing your letter of recommendation.
      • Counselors and teachers require at least two weeks notice for college/scholarship recommendations!
    • Request ACT and/or SAT test scores be sent by the testing agency. Test scores are not on your high school transcript.
    • Submit applications by deadline dates with application fee.

    How to Apply to College:

    • Online application at the Colleges Website
    • CFNC.org - can apply to North Carolina Colleges 
      • CFNC Application Week of October 19-23, 2020 through CFNC.org – some private NC colleges will waive the application fee during this week
    • commonapplication.org - Common Applications allows you to apply to colleges around the country with one application
      • students will have to pay the application fee for each college they are applying to