Resources


An ever-growing list of resources for our students and parents!

NEW:  Parent Plans from College Board. This area of the Big Future section of the College Board website is especially for parents! Be sure to check it out if you are a parent of a high school student (9th – 12th)!

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Important Dates! All Admission Deadlines for NC Colleges (by CFNC)

 

NC Residency Determination Service College Foundation of North Carolina
Collection of Financial Aid Tools, Resources, and Guides from LendEDU 50 Most Affordable Online Colleges
NSHSS: Legit or a Scam? Top Six Ways to Reduce What You Owe
US News: Changes in FAFSA for 2016 Your SAT Test Prep Guide
College Reality Check Practice FAFSA Application
College Board – Reassurance on June 6 Test Results (article) What to Do if You Are Wait-listed
Teacher Recommendation Cheatsheet No Slacking Off Your Senior Year!
PDF file with all NC college application deadlines Practice FAFSA application
Career OneStop 5 Strategies for Paying for College
What Can I Do With This Major? 45 of the Weirdest College Scholarships
Quick Guide to College Degree Options Zinch Prep: College Admissions – Behind the Scenes
Financial Aid Advice Videos from The College Group Earn College Credit with CLEP Exams
Improve High School Study Skills What is the PSAT?
Student Action Plans Community College Info
College Preparation Checklists for Students & Parents College Foundation of NC (CFNC) Planning Your Future Roadmap to College
Cappex: Junior Year Calendar National Societies & Who’s Who – Scams or Needed?
Trends in Public Higher Education: Enrollment, Prices, Student Aid, Revenues, and Expenditures Community College Info
Financial Aid Timeline (from collegeboard.org)
Choosing a College Major (online quiz)
Applying 101 (College Applications)
Choosing the Right College for YOU &
Choosing the Right College Worksheet (PDF)
Electives Advice
Meredith College Teaching Fellows Program
Common Application – website
Common Application – Guide (PowerPoint presentation)
 WRAL’s College Road Trip Military Options: Tuition Assistance
CollegeData – Your Online College Advisor College Counseling Videos
Exploring Careers (CFNC) Resume Writing 101
High School Resume Tips College Cost Calculator
Sample High School Resume Questions for College Admissions Officers
You Got Deferred. Now What? How Important is Visiting a College Campus?
You’re Accepted to More Than One…How to Choose? and other College Videos CAPPEX: College Searches Made Simple
Winning College Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake STEM: Good Jobs Now & for the Future
List of Christian Colleges by State Distance Learning as an Option?
College Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities National Association for College Admissions Counseling
Choosing a Roommate US Colleges – Types of Application Deadlines
Big Future (new section of College Board website) Pay for College
SAT Prep/College Planning Class
Below are some of the assignments and websites used in this class.
Feel free to explore them on your own!
How to Address College Admissions in an Email College Board: http://www.collegeboard.org
Email Writing Tips College Foundation of NC: www.cfnc.org
Different Ways to Close an Email MonsterCollegeâ„¢
Email Etiquette (An Example of How NOT to Write Your Professor!) College Search & Comparison
100 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers Exploring CFNC’s College Fair: Class Assignment
O*Net Online: Career Exploration CFNC: Finding Campus Movies
Insider’s Guide to College Admissions (23:21) Surfing College Websites
Make Sure Your College Tuition Pays You Back Why Study Abroad?
Exploring Careers – (CFNC) Learning Styles Inventory (NCSU)
8 Things I Wish I Knew Before College (6:08) Learning Styles Homework Tips
Project: Your Social Security Card Time Management Exercise
Can FaceBook Hurt Your Chances of Getting Into College? Find Your Time Management Style
Grammar Review
Common Errors in English
Grammar & Punctuation Glossary
ENG 111 & Procrastination – a Blog
7 College Essay Topics to Avoid (1:58) Stress Management: Tranquility Imagery
College Essay Tips Handy Reference of Bible Verses
How to Write the Foolproof College Application Essay (1:58) Stress Management – How Can Your Faith Help?
College Application Essay Tips (2:54) How to Study in College
Pay for College (Big Future) Assignment: Paying for College Questions
PayScale’s College Salary Report Admission Tests Myths
Why Study Abroad? SAT Info – Test Dates, Costs, Practice, Etc.
10 Ways to Learn About Colleges Online SAT – Critical Reading Practice
College Portraits (find your college) SAT – Math Practice
Tips for Incoming Freshmen (Video) SAT – Writing Practice
Choosing Classes Your Freshman Year SAT – Essay Writing Practice
Scheduling College Classes SAT Essay Formats & Examples
Course Listings: Wake Technical Comm. College SAT Essay: Class Assignment
Sample: Goodwin College Course Descriptions SAT Writing Session – Worksheet and Tips
Project: Using a Student Catalog & Planning Course Schedules Exploring the ACT: Class Assignment
Sample: VGCC Student Catalog ACT:  Finding Money for College
Understanding a College Syllabus ACT Test Prep
Sample ENG 101 Syllabus (NCSU) ACT: College Planning info
Using a Calendar to Plot Course Assignments Famous Last Words (Examples of NOT Giving Up)
   
   
Articulation Agreements Between Community Colleges and UNC Colleges

CEEB: 341-764

College Prep Materials Available in our Library and/or Counselor’s Office

  1. The Princeton Review: Complete Book of Colleges
  2. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: a Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classic
  3. Inside the SAT: 10 Strategies to Help You Score Higher
  4. Rock the SAT: Trick Your Brain into Learning the New Vocab While Listening to Slamming Music!
  5. SAT Score-Raising Math Dictionary
  6. PSAT – In a Flash
  7. Idiot’s Guide to Financial Aid
  8. The Scholarship Book, 4th ed. (400 pages of scholarships)
  9. Get It Together for College (includes junior-senior planning calendar)
  10. Getting Financial Aid – CollegeBoard
  11. Scholarship Book – CollegeBoard
  12. College Majors Handbook: Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates of 60 College Majors
  13. Grade 9 Student Workbook: It’s Up to Me! – CollegeBoard
  14. Grade 10 Student Workbook: I’m on My Way – CollegeBoard
  15. Grade 11 Student Workbook: It’s My Choice – CollegeBoard
  16. Grade 12 Student Workbook: My Next Steps – CollegeBoard

The 17 Campuses of the University of North Carolina
Appalachian State University
East Carolina University
Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville State University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
North Carolina State University
UNC School of the Arts
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Western Carolina University
Winston-Salem State University

Links to all 17 schools listed above
http://www.northcarolina.edu/campus_profiles/index.php