Applying to College

  • Presentations
    SCOIR Workshop - how to research colleges, request transcripts and letters of recommendations
    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 - must be completed if applying to any North Carolina Colleges
      • use your login when signing in, do not create a new account if you have a account
    • Activate your SCOIR account in your student start up page.
    • Make sure the colleges you are applying to are listed in your SCOIR account. This is how counselors will know to send your transcript.
    • Request letters of recommendations through SCOIR.
      • Complete the Recommendation Brag Sheet in SCOIR 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 if required 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
    • - can apply to North Carolina Colleges 
      • CFNC Application Week(extened to 2 weeks) October 19-30, 2020 through – some NC colleges will waive the application fee during this time period
    • -  allows you to apply to colleges around the country with one application
    • - used by some colleges as their application 
      • students will have to pay the application fee for each college they are applying to
      • recommendations from teachers should be requested through SCOIR not common application or coalition application