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IMPORTANT SENIOR DATES

          

March 20th  6:30PM  Senior Parent Meeting in Auditorium

March 21st   6PM        JCC Career in a Year (at JCC)

March 24th Deposits due for BG Trip

March 31st       Student Holiday
PROM @ The Farm
Benton Due to Mrs. Peters


**Check the Scholarship Webpage for current scholarship information





College Planning Calendar for Seniors

  Fall

  • Finalize/prioritize college choices and determine application deadlines.  Decide if you will apply Early Action (non-binding) or Early Decision (binding) to any schools.  Use a spreadsheet to keep track of application information:  due dates, supplemental documentation required (recommendations, etc), test scores, fees
  • Update your resume
  • Register for and take/retake the fall SAT / ACT / SAT Subject Tests if needed
  • Prepare college applications early (some deadlines are as early as Oct 15
    • Ask teachers for recommendations if you haven't already (give them ample time!)
    • Work on essays; ask for feedback on your writing from teachers/counselor
    • Allow time for transcripts to be prepared (by the LNHS Counseling Center, for out-of-state schools) or sent (by you, to in-state schools via CFNC)
    • Keep copies of everything
  • Review your transcript and meet with your counselor to be sure that you are enrolled for proper credits to meet HS graduation requirements and college admission requirements
  • Make any additional visits to colleges you haven't seen yet or may need to re-visit to help you decide where to apply.  (Two visits are permitted during senior year.  In order for your absence to be excused, be sure to bring back a letter from the college admissions office with your name saying you visited)
  • Attend the Senior College Planning Session at LNHS in September
  • Attend the College Fair at LNHS in October
  • Athletes:  Check the NCAA requirements at http://www.ncaa.org
  • Continue to survey scholarship opportunities:  check websites (such as http://www.fastweb.com) as well as the updated scholarship list on the LNHS Counseling Department webpage.  Some scholarship applications are due in the fall.  Do your parents' places of employment offer college scholarships for children of employees?

Winter

  • Continue to prepare and submit college applications for deadlines coming up 
    • Keep track and stay on top of gathering recommendation letters, transcripts, etc
    • After submitting applications, check with colleges to make sure your COMPLETE application has been received
  • Keep your grades up!
  • Attend the Financial Aid Information Night at LNHS in December
  • In early January, complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  It is required in order to receive any need-based financial aid.  The application can be found at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Check your transcript to be sure that you will meet all graduation requirements
  • Make sure midyear grade reports are sent to colleges, if requested

Spring/Summer

  • Keep your grades up!
  • Register for, and take, AP exams, if applicable
  • Many local scholarships have application deadlines in early spring (check the list on the LNHS Counseling Department webpage)
  • As college acceptance letters arrive, compare financial aid offers and visit again if needed before making a decision
  • If you have ruled out any colleges that accepted you, notify them.  This is a courtesy to other applicants, and it will help the colleges manage their waitlists and extend the correct number of acceptance letters
  • If waitlisted, learn more about that process and move ahead with other plans
  • Notify your college of choice of your acceptance of their offer by May 1st.  Know when your college deposits are due.
  • Make sure your LNHS senior dues are paid
  • In June
    • Send thank you letters to everyone who helped you in the application process.  Let your teachers/recommenders/mentors know the results of your college search.
    • Complete the SENIOR SURVEY on the LNHS website at graduation time so your final transcript will be sent to the college you are attending
    • Report all scholarships to the LNHS Counseling Center as well as your college
    • Attend senior events, graduation practice, and.....graduate!  Congratulations!
  • Read all mailings from your college carefully.  Often, important registration and housing material is sent in the summer
  • Register for freshman orientation and your classes as soon as possible.  Classes often fill, and registration is usually on a first-come, first-served basis



There are more schools in North Carolina than you might think about….

NC Colleges & Universities

Use CFNC (CFNC.org) to investigate these schools!

NC Public Colleges and Universities


Appalachian State University
East Carolina University

Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville State University
NC Agricultural and Technical State University
North Carolina Central University
NC State University
UNC Asheville

 


UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC Charlotte

UNC Greensboro
UNC Pembroke
UNC Wilmington
UNC School of the Arts
Western Carolina University
Winston-Salem State University

 

NC Private Colleges and Universities


Barton College
Belmont Abbey College
Bennett College
Brevard College
Campbell University
Catawba College
Chowan University
Davidson College
Duke University
Elon University
Gardner–Webb University
Greensboro College
Guilford College
High Point University
Johnson C. Smith University
Lees–McRae College
Lenoir–RhyneUniversity
Livingstone College



Louisburg College
Mars Hill College

Meredith College
Methodist University
Montreat College
University of Mount Olive
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Pfeiffer University
Queens University of Charlotte
St. Andrews University
St. Augustine's College
Salem College
Shaw University
Wake Forest University
Warren Wilson College
William Peace University
Wingate University

NC Community Colleges
Alamance Community College Graham
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville
Beaufort County Community College Washington
Bladen Community College Dublin
Blue Ridge Community College Flat Rock
Brunswick Community College Bolivia
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Hudson
Cape Fear Community College Wilmington
Carteret Community College Morehead City
Catawba Valley Community College Hickory
Central Carolina Community College Sanford
Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte
Cleveland Community College Shelby
Coastal Carolina Community College Jacksonville
College of The Albemarle Elizabeth City
Craven Community College New Bern
Davidson County Community College Thomasville
Durham Technical Community College Durham
Edgecombe Community College Tarboro
Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville
Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem
Gaston College Dallas
Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown
Halifax Community College Weldon
Haywood Community College Clyde
Isothermal Community College Spindale
James Sprunt Community College Kenansville
Johnston Community College Smithfield
Lenoir Community College Kinston
Martin Community College Williamston
Mayland Community College Spruce Pine
McDowell Technical Community College Marion
Mitchell Community College Statesville
Montgomery Community College Troy
Nash Community College Rocky Mount
Pamlico Community College Grantsboro
Piedmont Community College Roxboro
Pitt Community College Winterville
Randolph Community College Asheboro
Richmond Community College Hamlet
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Ahoskie
Robeson Community College Lumberton
Rockingham Community College Wentworth
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury
Sampson Community College Clinton
Sandhills Community College Pinehurst
South Piedmont Community College Polkton
Southeastern Community College Whiteville
Southwestern Community College Sylva
Stanly Community College Albemarle
Surry Community College Dobson
Tri-County Community College Murphy
Vance-Granville Community College Henderson
Wake Technical Community College Raleigh
Wayne Community College Goldsboro
Western Piedmont Community College Morganton
Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro
Wilson Community College Wilson

 

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