October is NC Countdown to College Month
Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the RDS (Residential Determination Service) in October.
Click here for more information. Completing the RDS will give students a number that is needed to complete college applications. Best practice is to complete the RDS prior to beginning college applications. See this page for things you need to know before you start RDS.
College Application Week is October 17-21. A listing of NC Colleges who are waiving their application fees can be found here! All seniors will be invited to come work on applications in the media center where outside professionals as well as school counselors will be available to assist.
Text 4 Your Health Survey
The Innovative Approaches Project (Cabarrus, Gaston, Rowan & Union counties) is working to help youth take charge of their health as they are on the journey to adulthood. We invite you and your parent to participate by signing up to receive text messages with tips, tools, and resources about your health care.
For additional information and to sign up to receive a weekly text, visit
NC Governor's School is a five week residential summer program with specialized programs in academic and the arts. For more information visit www.ncgovschool.org. Sophomores are eligible to apply in the areas of Dance, Choral Music, and Instrumental Music only. Juniors are eligible to apply in all areas.
Many college specific nomination scholarships will have upcoming deadlines. These scholarships have a nomination process and each high school will set deadlines for submission of materials to be considered for nomination.
Please check with your school counseling staff for informaiton and important deadlines for these scholarships:
Levine - UNC-Charlotte
Morehead-Cain - UNC-Chapel Hill
Park - North Carolina State
FAFSA Frenzy- Financial Aid Assistance
Need help processing financial aid? Need help filling out the FAFSA?
There's still time to get financial assistance to attend college in Fall 2020.|
Go to www.fafsafrenzync.com for answers to your questions and important information about the financial aid process.
Here are some videos explaining financial aid terms and next steps in the financial aid process. You can access from the website or from Youtube.
http://mappingyourfuture.org/ downloads/ WhatHappensAfterYourFileTheFAF SA.mp4