College Application and Essay Help
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Every Wednesday in Lab 211 during both sessions of SMART Lunch

We will help you with college application, scholarships, FAFSA, sending transcripts, NCAA, interest inventories. 

The two most common sites to apply to colleges for our students are The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) and The Common Application. Use the links below to establish an account.


CFNC Link
The CFNC is a site for all NC schools = public, private and Community College. Students can apply through this site and send their transcripts to the school that they apply to for free!
 
 
Common Ap Link  
The Common Application is a website for over 500 colleges and universities from around the world. It can be an intense process with multiple essays and short answer questions. Establish an account early in order for you to do some research on what your college requires.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

Check out these two articles first!

Common Application Website Essay

Huffington Post Essay Prompt Article

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. [No change]

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? [Revised]

3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? [Revised]

4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. [No change]

5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. [Revised]

6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? [New]

7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. [New]

Chapel Hill Short Answer Questions Available in June:

UNC Chapel Hill Admissions Blog




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