Preparing for College & Career

College Foundation of North Carolina - An excellent FREE resource for college and career planning.  Many students apply to community college or in-state university through the CFNC website.  

Residency Determination Service - All students seeking in-state tuition at the college and university level MUST complete Residency Determination (RDS) before completing their in-state college applications.  This needs to be done within 15 months of college admissions (no sooner than the Summer before Senior year).  This applies to 2-year community colleges, such as A-B Tech as well as four-year state universities.  This link will lead you to the online interview necessary to complete Residency Determination.  If you already have a CFNC account, use the same log-in for RDS.  ***NOTE:  This step requires both student AND parent information!***

University of North Carolina System - Information on all 17 state universities in North Carolina.

North Carolina Community College System - Information on North Carolina community colleges.

North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities - Information on private colleges in North Carolina.

An excellent article from ACT about how to prepare students for college and careers:

Preparing your Student for College and Career