Graduation information: Graduation for the class of 2018 will be June 3, 2018 at The NCLA.
NOVEMBER is College Application Month through CFNC. What does this mean? Many NC colleges and Universities waive their college application fees. For a full list of schools with waived application fees, click here. For more information on what College Application Week is, click here.
Did you know that you have to complete a NC Residency form BEFORE you can apply to in state colleges now? Go to https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/.
Interested in becoming a teacher? UNCG offers a teaching fellows program which offers up to $20,000 in scholarship. Click here for more information.
Senior transcripts can be requested from Mrs. Wood. There is a $5.00 fee per transcript. Use the green sheets outside the counseling office to request transcripts.
We LOVE to brag about you! All seniors accepted into college and receive scholarships and financial awards, please send a copy of your letters to Mrs. Wood.
It's college application time. Do not drag your feet! Here are the application deadlines for all NC Schools.
How do you know if your grades and scores will meet admissions requirements for specific schools? You don't until you apply, but here is a handy chart of pervious freshman classes at NC schools. Each year is different so use this only as a guide! Click here.
- Visit the colleges you are applying to whenever possible. You want to find the best fit for you.
- Decide how you are going to apply to each college. The college website, CFNC, Common Application, Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success.
- Make sure you know your deadlines. Stay organized. Keep all your college application, scholarship information and financial aid information in one place.
- Make sure you send your test scores directly to the colleges through SAT and ACT websites.
- Don't forget to submit each application fee.
- For community college students, make sure you sign up to take the placements tests. Community colleges may have application deadlines for specific departments. Make sure you submit your application in time.
- Letters of recommendations from teachers and the counselor must be requested in a timely manner. Ask them first if they are willing, then provide them with your high school resume, a stamped addressed envelope is nice to give and provide at least 5-10days for them to complete your letters.
- It's OK for teachers and others not to allow you to read the recommendations. Do not be offended by this, but choose your recommenders wisely.
Any senior who has been accepted to college, please submit a copy of your acceptance letter to Mrs. Wood.
ONLINE APPLICATION DO's and DONT's
- When you create usernames and passwords, make sure you write them somewhere safe and remember them.
- Make sure you are using formal English and not your regular texting language.
- Take your time. Read everything twice before you click on anything.
- Save your work as you go along.
- Write all essays in a word document and copy them over. Don't type right into the application. Most of them will not pick up errors.
- Always print and save a hard copy of the application for your records.
- Have someone proof the application and the essays before you submit it.
- Always communicate with your school counselor about the colleges you have applied to and the transcripts that need to be submitted.
- If you do not receive an email confimation of receipt from the school within 48 hours, give them a call.
- Don't wait until the last minute. Sites will have high volume of applications and may not work properly.
College Acceptances / Enlistments
Congratulations seniors. You are on your way to greatness!
Lucas Hamby - Hampden Sydney
Maggie Marsh - Wingate, UNC Charlotte, UNC Wilmington
Sheldon McCollum - NC A&T State University
Kori Rickert - UNC Pembroke