Beware of Senioritis!

senioritis and procrastination

There’s a bug that starts to circulate among the seniors of any high school, and it becomes especially pronounced during the final semester before graduation. This illness robs seniors of their productivity, stealing hours of precious work and college prep time from them. There are cures, but they require hard work and effort. What bug are we talking about? It has a name counselors and teachers dread: Senioritis.

What is Senioritis?

Senioritis is the common name for the tendency of many seniors to slow down their work,

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How Do I Make My Final College Decision?

Final College Decision


If you have been accepted to more than one college, the start of the new year means it won’t be long before you’ll need to make your final college decision. Which college should you choose, and how do you know you’re making the right decision? For some people, the decision is easy — the campus just feels right, or their major program is only offered there. For others,

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Major Ideas for Outdoor Lovers

Outdoor Major

If you love the outdoors, you may be seeking a career option that keeps you moving and avoids the desk-based 9-to-5 schedule. Fortunately, colleges and universities in North Carolina offer several outdoor major programs that will help position you for careers in which you’ll have more opportunity to be outside and active.

Programs that are sought after by students who love being outside include:

Parks and Recreation Management

If you love spending time in nature,

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Four Important College Selection Criteria

College Selection


College selection is one of the most important decisions you can make. This will influence more than just your future career – it may also impact who you meet, where you end up living and the opportunities presented to you. But with so many options out there, you might have trouble narrowing down your list. Instead of filling out your applications randomly, use this list of college selection criteria to help you build a varied and informed list of schools to apply to.

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Plan Early for College to Make It Easier Later

Plan Early


From the moment you said good-bye to middle school, your teachers, parents and school counselors began talking about college. Considering that just going to high school is a big transition for many students, the idea of college probably seems very far away! But, doesn’t it feel like just yesterday that you were wondering how to work the lock on your middle school locker or trying out for your first travel team?

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How to Plan for College, Starting Your First Day of High School

College Prep


“It’s never too early to start planning for college!” You might hear that often as you start high school, but what does that mean? Here at College Foundation of North Carolina, we know it means that your actions early on in your education will help determine your success when you finally reach your first year of college. On our website, you’ll find a “College Planning Timeline,” which lists all the steps you need to take to get ready for college,

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