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Senior Information

Jostens will be in the cafeteria during all lunches on Tuesday, October 8th to take additional orders for senior graduation items.  Please order now to avoid higher prices in the Spring.   Extra order packets are available in Student Services.  Please stop by if you have any questions.

12th Grade Fall  Don't Let Up
  • Review courses, graduation requirements, and scholarship opportunities with your counselor.
  • Update your CFNC plan of study.
  • Take first SAT or ACT offered this fall.
  • As soon as possible after October 1, go to to complete and submit the FAFSA.  Check  for a FAFSA Day event near you or call 866.866.CFNC if you need help.
  • Select at least five colleges - a reach school, a safety school, and others in between.
  • Participate in College Application Week if available at your school.
  • Track application and financial aid deadlines for your college choices.
  • Check with college financial aid offices for school-specific scholarship information, deadlines, and forms.
  • Write, edit, proofread, and rewrite your admissions essays early.
  • Complete NC college and university applications online at before the deadlines.
  • If your high school participates, use to send your official transcripts to your NC choices.
  • If you are a student athlete, send transcripts to NCAA Clearinghouse for eligibility certification.
  • Submit any other college applications.
  • Ask teachers, counselors, or references to write recommendation letters to support your applications.
  • Remind parents/guardians to prepare tax information soon after January 1 for your financial aid applications.

12th Grade Spring  Finish Strong
  • Compare admission acceptance letters and financial aid packages.
  • Apply for education loans, if needed.  Limit the amount you borrow; you will have to pay it back.
  • Send in your enrollment deposit to hold your spot at the college you choose.
  • If not accepted by your college of choice, use the College Redirection module at for new options.
  • Make sure your final high school transcript is sent to your college (goes automatically if requested through earlier).
  • Send in college credit course transcripts (community college, middle college), if any.
  • Take exams for any AP or college-level courses completed.
  • If planning to attend a community college, check with your local campus about placement testing requirements.
For more tips on planning for college and career, take a look at "Let Me Tell You" videos on