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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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12 Questions to Help Make Your College Decision

12 Questions About College

Choosing the college you’ll attend is a big decision that helps to shape your future. In fact, there are over 101 colleges and universities in North Carolina alone! Different schools fit different students, so in addition to checking potential majors and future careers, there are other factors to consider as well.  The following will help you weigh your options as you research the best fit for you.

Student Body

You’ll likely meet interesting and different people wherever you go to college,

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110 Great College Choices in North Carolina

CFNC College Search Tool

Colleges and universities are not one-size-fits-all, and you’ll want to determine the ones that most closely match your educational goals before applying.  As you look ahead to college, there are many schools in North Carolina with a wide range of programs and costs.

Read on to learn which options could be the best choice for you!  Here’s an overview of the types of institutions in North Carolina, and there’s even more detail available on each school on the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) website.

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Four Important College Selection Criteria

4 College Selection Criteria

Choosing which college to attend 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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SAT/ACT TESTS

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Preparing for SAT/ACT Tests

The SAT and ACT are standardized tests designed to gauge your high school learning and your readiness for college. The best preparation for the SAT and ACT is working hard in your high school courses, yet most students can improve their test results by becoming familiar with the test categories, taking practice tests, understanding how questions are scored, and refreshing their memory on key topics.

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