• Applying to college:

    cfnc.org

    CFNC can be used to apply to any community college in NC and many other colleges/universities.

    commonapp.org

    Common App is used to apply to many colleges in NC such as NC State, UNCW, or UNC CH and other colleges across the US.

     

    Resumes

    Colleges and Scholarship programs often ask students to sumbit a resume as part of the application process or to apply for a scholarship.

    Below you will find a sample resume and resume tips for college applications or scholarship applications.

    Click here for resume tips

     

     

    Essays

    Colleges or Scholarship Committes often ask students to submit an essay as part of the application process or to apply for a scholarship.

    Click here for  Essay Tips

     

    Recommendations

    Colleges and Scholarship programs often ask for letters of recommendation from your teachers, coaches, or principal.  PLEASE do not wait until the last minute to ask for these reccommendations.  Ask early so that the person you have asked to write your letter of reccommendation has ample time to complete it.

      o ASK EARLY! At least 2 weeks in advance. Teachers are BUSY and need time to prepare your letter. Write down what you want. For example - the college you want it written to or the name of the scholarship you are applying for. Explain what you want on paper.  

    o Give the recommender a resume, so they can remember all the GREAT things about you throughout your 4 years of high school. 

    o Along with the recommendation form, give the recommender a STAMPED envelope with the address written on it so the recommender can mail it when they have it complete. (If you want the recommender to hand it back to you because you are submitting all documents in one large envelope, still give them an envelope. 

    o If you do not have a recommendation form and you are asking the recommender to type a letter about you, give the recommender a STAMPED envelope with the address written on it so the recommender can mail it when they have it complete. (If you want the recommender to hand it back to you because you are submitting all documents in one large envelope, still give them an envelope.