College Planning Information for 2019-20 school year

College Day for GCS High School Students- check with your school for permission form and date (either Sept. 23 or 24, 2019).  List of colleges in attendance


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.


Career and College Promise Orientation Sessions for students enrolled in Fall CCP courses - August 14 @ 3pm and 6pm at Gaston College Dallas Campus Myers Center


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


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