Welcome, Class of 2024!!!
Senior Survey (coming soon!)
Helpful College Websites
Practice for the Accuplacer(placement test)
Common Application Help
Classroom Visits. All seniors will be met with individually or in a large group to discuss the following:
1. Credit Check-please return your credit check with a parent signature
2. CFNC.org-all seniors created an account and learned how to send their transcripts to NC colleges. This site is a great place to research colleges and learn how to receive financial aid
3. SAT/ACT info
4. College applications/deadlines. Comm college vs 4-year university
College Application Decisions
When an application decision is made, it will either be Accepted, Denied or Deferred. Deferral means that you have not been denied, but that they will reconsider your application in a different round. Oftentimes they want to see your first semester grades or higher test scores. If you get deferred, it is recommended that you do the following:
1. Write a deferral/waitlist letter. This letter should contain info updating the school on what you have done inside and outside the classroom since you have applied.
2. Tell your counselor so she can call the school and help advocate for you.
3. Send updated grades/transcript in a timely manner.
4. Think about taking another tour and making an appointment with admissions.
5. Consider having another letter of recommendation sent.
Always have a backup plan. Ask yourself, "What schools would I still be excited to attend if I do not get accepted into my first choice?"
College essays can be stressful but they are extremely important! Before writing an essay, ask yourself "What do I want colleges to know about me that is not apparent from the rest of my application?" Essays should not summarize how involved you are. They want to know who YOU are...what makes you tick...what obstacles(shyness, health, etc.) have you overcome or that you still struggle with and how it you cope with/overcame them...what do you believe in, etc. Make the reader feel something. If you make the reader think about their own life/beliefs, etc., then job well done! Make sure you read it out loud, and have multiple people edit it and give you feedback. Share your essay via Google Drive to Mrs. Matthews(allow editing rights). Here is a summary of tips from CollegeBoard