College Application Process

  • From the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will provide information in a series of virtual Mini-Camp College webinars later this summer, starting with “How to Begin A College Search During COVID-19”. At this point, we do not have a specific date set, but in order for the opportunity to reach students, we ask that you forward the registration information to your students before the end of the 2020 school year. Our hope is to share this information with as many students in Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas.


    Register now so that you will be on the email list when event dates are finalized.

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  • Check out these posters for summary information about the SAT and ACT college admissions tests.


    ACT Poster


    SAT Poster

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  • U.S. Senate Youth Applications Now Available!

    The United States Senate Youth Program is a scholarship program that provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing college coursework in history or political science.  Student delegates who win the $10,000 scholarship and attend the week-long event in Washington, D.C. will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members and directors from other federal agencies.  

    • North Carolina applications will be available August 1 through October 6, 2019. 
    • Deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019.
    • Information and applications may be found at  


    District wide Financial Aid Program at Gaston College on Sept. 30 at 6pm  Register Here 

    FAFSA Day is October 26- register at this link to get more information about events near you

    North Carolina Theater Conference Discovery Day is November 23 at Greensboro College.  Register at  Limited needs based scholarships are available and require documentation and registration to be submitted by November 6.  Please see the FAQ page. 

    ACT/SAT Information

    Use this link to get information about SAT and ACT registration and test dates.

    SAT/ACT information link

    FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    Use this link for a short video about how to complete the FAFSA (video provided by College Foundation NC)

    Transcript Information

    Remember that if you are sending a transcript to a NC college/university, you can send it through account

    Otherwise, follow the screenshots linked below to send information to other universities through scriborder.

    Scrib Order Directions 

    How to send transcripts and check status on CFNC (for North Carolina Colleges and Universities)

    NC Residency Determination Information

    North Carolina is now using a central residency determination site to establish NC residency for in state tuition purposes and state grant eligibility.  It is recommended to complete this residency determination to get your Residency Certification Number (RCN) prior to completing college applications.  NC colleges will vary about when they request this information:  some will ask on the application, some later in the admission process.  The link below has a powerpoint about the Residency Determination Service.  This site works with a student's College Foundation North Carolina (CFNC) login.  Please do not create duplicate logins.

    Residency Determination PDF

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