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The Ultimate College Planning Guide

High school students talking and planning for college.

Planning for college is all about playing the long game. Many students and parents wait until their senior year of high school to start planning for college. The sad truth is that if you wait until your senior year, you’ve really put yourself in a tough spot. Fear not! Lucky for you, College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is on the case.

The truth is that it’s actually never too early to start thinking
about college
.

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8 Reasons Why You Should Go to College

Plan for College

Graduating from high school and thinking about heading off to college can be a scary time. It’s easy to convince yourself that your classmates have all the answers and you’re the only one without a plan. Stop right there. Even students with the most detailed life plans will change course along the way.

It’s not too late to explore your options and plan for college. Enrolling in a four-year university,

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A Guide to Understanding FERPA and Your Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is an important law that was created by Congress and signed into law in 1974, to protect the privacy of students and their parents. FERPA applies to any public or private school that receives federal funding. The Act spells out the rights of students and the responsibilities of educational institutions when sharing and maintaining education records.

What Are Your Rights Under FERPA?

FERPA governs the way educational records are shared,

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Get Ready for Your Upcoming College Tour

programs and majors

College tours are an important step in the college selection process. In today’s modern world, many universities offer online tours of the campus, which is a great option. Virtual tours will give you an initial impression of the campus; however, there’s nothing quite like visiting a college in person. College visitations are often a whirlwind of information, but there are steps you can take to make the most of your experience! Come prepared,

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Certified Career Pathways Pave a Road to Success

Starting a new career or thinking about a career change can be a daunting prospect for anybody. Maybe you’re looking to begin your first career path. Perhaps you discovered your true calling later in life. Whatever the case may be, there are resources available that are dedicated to helping you on your journey.

To further promote the efforts of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Governor Roy Cooper declared the week of January 28th through February 1st as Career Pathways Week throughout the state of North Carolina.

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