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College Planning

Applying to College? Get an Inside Look at 20 NC Private Colleges

Browse profiles on everything from from student-to-faculty ratios to acceptance rates and the percentage of students who successfully graduate in four years.

How Should High School Freshmen Prepare for College?

How your ninth-grader can successfully launch his or her high school career.

The Top 5 College Application Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid making obvious mistakes that can negatively impact admissions chances.

CFNC Announces November as North Carolina College Application Month

College Foundation of North Carolina expands college application event to one month to give high school seniors extra help.

Applying to College? Beware of Social Media

In 2008, Kaplan reported that only 10 percent of admissions officers bothered looking at an applicant’s social media pages; but in 2017, that number rose to 35 percent.

Expert Advice for Successfully Navigating a College Fair

With proper planning, a college fair can provide you with newfound insight into prospective colleges.

Does Gender Give Your Child a College Admissions Edge?

Understanding the widening gender gap and its impact on college acceptance.

Applications Open for Guilford County Schools’ Summer Arts Institute

This year’s institute offers four different programs for various ages in July.

Moving Off the College Admissions Waitlist

The No. 1 thing students can do while on the waitlist is communicate clearly, firmly and respectfully to the admissions office that, if offered, they will accept a spot at the school.

Why College Visits Are Worth Time, Expense

Expert tips on what students should do when visiting a college campus.

Understanding 529 College Savings Accounts in North Carolina

Thinking of opening a 529 account? Follow this advice.

Are Your High School Student's Classes Rigorous Enough?

Perhaps no decision in a college-bound teen’s high school career causes more agitation than deciding how many honors and advanced placement courses to take.

Private Scholarships: Exposing the Truth About Them

Students and parents spend too much time seeking out private scholarships, and not enough focusing on where the bulk of aid money actually originates.

Guilford County Schools and Guilford Apprenticeship Partners Offer Apprenticeship Program to Students

Interested students should attend an upcoming house event with a parent or guardian

Guilford County Schools to Host Career Exploration Fair

The Career Exploration Fair will be held Nov. 15

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to Hold Scholarship and Financial Aid Night

Senior students and their parents are encouraged to attend this information-filled event.

ACT Versus New SAT: Which Should I Choose?

What are the key differences between the ACT and new SAT, and what do they mean for test-takers?

Free Preparing for College Series Offered by FCPL

Forsyth Co. Public Library offers sessions and resources to help teens and their families research, qualify, apply and pay for college.

New Book Offers New Approach to College Planning

Experts at College Transitions release their first book, "The Enlightened College Applicant," Sept. 1.

5 Summer College Application Tips for Rising High School Seniors

Summer months are the perfect time to get ahead in the college application process. Follow these 5 useful tips to jump-start your college applications.

It's Never Too Early for College Prep

It takes patience, organization and resources to get your kids off to college

For Exceptional Students, Changes in College Planning are Guaranteed

Flexibility and parent involvement can boost college success for exceptional students

SAT Testing and Accommodations

Taking the SAT no longer has to be a challenge for exceptional students.

N.C. Early College Program Prepares Students for Success

Explore the pros and cons of North Carolina's Early College Program

10 Tips for Landing College Scholarships

Expert tips for finding money for college

Understanding the Differences Between the ACT and SAT

Doing your best on college entrance assessments

30+ Online College Planning Resources

We make college planning a breeze with this comprehensive list of online resources.

Be Prepared: 10 Top Tips to Get Ready for College Applications

10 tips to make the college application process go smoothly

Financial aid: Apply early

Find out if you qualify for financial aid

College cost calculator

College cost calculator
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