Three Ways to Apply to College
Three Ways to Apply to College:

1. Common Application (Common App): Now open! Get started today.
-The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of 625 member colleges and universities in 47 states and the District of Columbia.
-NC Colleges on the Common App: Davidson, Duke, Guilford, High Point, Johnson and Wales, Meredith, NC State, Queens, Salem, UNC Asheville, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, Wake Forest and Warren Wilson.
-The Common App includes a general portion that goes to every college you apply to on the Common App, as well as a supplemental portion that varies with each individual college.
-Create an account and begin applying on commonapp.org! Write down and keep your password!

2. College Foundation of North Carolina. 
-Includes applications for every community college, 2 year college in North Carolina and every four year college in North Carolina that is not on the Common App. 
-Create an account and begin applying on cfnc.org! Write down and keep your password!
-CFNC allows you to send transcripts with the click of the button either on the application or through the transcript manager tool. Please make use of CFNC for transcripts, it is very easy!

3. Individual College Admissions Websites
-Out of state colleges not on the Common App.
-Some NC 4 year colleges, such as UNC Charlotte and East Carolina University, may prefer applications through their admissions websites.

Application Fees:

-All community college applications are free
-If you are in AVID, or qualify for free/reduced lunch, you qualify for application fee waivers for free applications! Speak to your counselor or Mr. Rose to get a fee waiver.
-If you do not qualify for a fee waiver, college applications cost between $25-80 per application.
-CFNC College Application Week: November 14-18, 2016: NC Private colleges, with the exception of Duke, Elon and Wake Forest will be offering free applications during this week.

Deadlines (Attached is a list of Early Action Deadlines to NC Colleges):
-Early Decision: Competitive colleges, such as Duke University, Davidson College, Meredith College and The University of Virginia, offer a binding decision. This application option offers higher admissions chances, but you are contractually obligated to attend the university if you are accepted. Application deadlines are typically between Oct. 15-Nov.15, admissions decisions typically come between Dec. 15-Jan. 15.
-Early Action: The application option most 4-year colleges offer in the Fall. Slightly increases admissions chances for some schools, notably ECU and UNCG. Non-Binding. Application deadlines are typically between Oct. 15-Dec.1, admissions decisions typically come between Dec. 15-Jan. 31. Some colleges exclusively award merit based scholarships to early action applicants!
-Regular Decision: The application option most colleges 4-year colleges offer in the Winter. Non-Binding. Application deadlines are typically between Jan. 1-March 15, admissions decisions typically come between Late March and early April.
-Rolling Admissions: Less competitive 4-year colleges may allow applications through the end of the school year, or even through the Summer before enrollment. 
-Community College: There is no deadline to apply to community college for the following Fall.

Additional information about transcript requests, essays, recommendations college options, and any other information will be covered in your Senior meetings. Don't be afraid to ask!