Check out all the schools that are participating in College Application Week(s) from October 19-30. All Community Colleges and many universities are participating!
Learn about College Application Week
Mrs. Miller and Ms. Cook explain how you can take advantage of College Application Week. This video shows you why, how, and where to apply to college for free!
Take this short survey!
Take this survey before you take your teacher's quizzes on Canvas. The following teachers are giving class credit/points for taking a quiz in Canvas about the video: Allred, Dimattia, Moore, Hamilton, Owen.
Apply for free!
Log into your CFNC account (or make an account with your personal email) then click the Apply to College tab, go to the Application Hub, and start your applications! Come to our Google Meet (code: college) anytime from 8AM to 3PM every day from October 19-30!
YOUR COLLEGE ADVISER
I'm your college adviser, Ms. Cook! I studied Psychology and Political Science at UNC Chapel Hill and graduated in May 2020. I'm originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico (it's a real place, I promise)! I love high school sports, Tar Heel basketball, singing along to music in the car, practicing yoga, and ERHS!
Some schools require an SAT or ACT score for admission
Many colleges are test optional this year!
Due to COVID-19, many colleges are allowing students to submit applications without an SAT or ACT score for this year.
Talk to Ms. Cook if you're deciding whether or not to take the tests.
If you are on free or reduced lunch, ask me for a fee waiver.
If you're on free or reduced lunch, you do not have to pay to take the SAT or ACT. Just let me, Mrs. Miller, or Mr. Brown know, and we will give you a waiver! Scroll up for SAT and ACT links!
Preparing for these tests is key!
There are lots of free resources to study for the SAT and ACT. We can make a study plan together! If you want to start right now, click the picture above for Khan Academy SAT prep.
Make sure you have your ticket!
Click above for the SAT Test Day Checklist, and reach out to me if you need help making your ACT or SAT tickets. Make sure your photo follows their guidelines, and bring extra pencils!
(Residency Determination Service)
The only way to get in-state tuition
Create or Login
Login to your CFNC account. If you don't have an account, make one using a personal email, not your school email. Your school email will be deactivated when you graduate, so use a personal email (no silly names).
Write it out first
Click the image above to see a handout of all the information you need to fill out RDS. Write down all of this information before you begin filling out RDS.
Fill out your RDS
Carefully read all questions. You cannot go back to previous sections, so go slowly when you fill out each section and use the document you filled out in the last step.
Your Residency Certification Number
After filling out RDS, you will be given a number, your RCN. Write down this number because you will need it for college applications.
Get help paying for college!
Make an account
Before you can fill out your FAFSA, you must make an FSA ID. If your guardian has filled out FAFSA before, they must use the same FSA ID they did before. They can recover their old FSA ID here.
Estimate your aid
The FAFSA4Caster tool will help you and your family estimate how much financial aid you will receive before you are able to fill out the FAFSA and receive your award. This tool helps you plan ahead!
Fill out FAFSA
The FAFSA application does not open until October 1. In October, you will apply for FAFSA. Much of the information for FAFSA is the same as RDS, so keep the info sheet you use for RDS.
Receive your award
After you fill out your FAFSA in October, FAFSA will tell much how much Federal Financial Aid you qualify for. After this, we can explore other options for paying for college.
Sign up for events on this page!
Noche de FAFSA virtual en español el jueves de octubre 29, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Obtenga más información sobre FAFSA y obtenga ayuda personalizada para completar la suya.
Organizaremos una Noche FAFSA virtual, donde daremos una breve presentación sobre FAFSA y luego ofreceremos ayuda personalizada con sus solicitudes FAFSA. Esta reunión se llevará a cabo a través de Google Meet y le enviaremos una invitación por correo electrónico alrededor de las 6:20 p.m. del lunes 10/12. También puede iniciar sesión en Google Meet con el correo electrónico de la escuela de su estudiante usando el apodo de Google Meet "fafsa". ¡Comuníquese conmigo en firstname.lastname@example.org si tiene alguna pregunta! Regístrate aqui!
Campbell University Virtual Visit on Wednesday November 4, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Explore opportunities at Campbell!
Campbell University will be virtually visiting us through Google Meet! This is a great opportunity to learn more about Campbell's mission, what you can study at Campbell, fun traditions, and student life! You will be able to ask your questions to the admissions representative after hearing a presentation! RSVP here!
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