Please click on the link above to take a Remote Learning Survey about the Spring 2020 semester. 
Por favor, haga clic en el enlace anterior para tomar una Encuesta de Aprendizaje Remoto sobre el semestre de primavera de 2020.

Per the North Carolina Governor's Executive Order, all NC school buildings will remain CLOSED for students for the remainder of the academic year. During this time, NC public schools are operating in a period of remote learning.  
See latest WCPS updates at COVID-19 (coronavirus) (Updates)

Por la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador de Carolina del Norte, todos los edificios escolares de NC permanecerán CERRADOS para los estudiantes para el resto del año académico. Durante este tiempo, las escuelas públicas de NC están operando en un período de aprendizaje remoto. Ver últimas actualizaciones en COVID-19 (coronavirus) (Actualizaciones)

College Planning

Useful Websites:

Khan Academy
NCAA Eligibilty Center

9th Grade 

  • Get to know your School Counselor
  • Check college admissions requirements. Plan a college preparatory course schedule for all four years of high school.  
  • Take courses that challenge you
  • Plan ahead for courses that require prerequisites 
  • Recognize that class rank and weighted and unweighted GPA are calculated beginning in grade 9. These are based on final grades in all courses attempted.
  • Create/update your CFNC account to save your courses and explore career interests 
  • Pursue extracurricular interests, such as sports, clubs, or community service and stay involved
10th grade
  • Consider taking the PSAT. This test is given only in October
  • Take the PreACT at school. This test measures college readiness and career potential and is given to all 10th graders in NC
  • Select challenging courses which will maintain your class rank and GPA. Take the hardest courses in areas where you excel. Investigate Honors and AP (Advanced Placement) courses. 
  • Plan an interesting summer, possibly participating in a challenging summer enrichment program or community activity. Check out college-based experience programs in the School Counseling office.
  • Review your goals for the future with your School Counselor
  • Start using SAT and ACT Test Prep resources below

11th grade

  • Continue taking courses that will sharpen your skills for college and enhance admission prospects
  • Attend "College Day" at your high school
  • Consider taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). National Merit Scholarship semifinalists are selected from only 11th grade students who take this test in October of their 11th grade year
  • Take the ACT during the school day administration 
  • At mid-year, begin to investigate specific college possibilities
  • Sign up to talk with visiting college representatives
  • Take the SAT or ACT in May or June, including subject tests if required by a college your are considering. Register online.
  • Visit colleges 
  • Update your CFNC account
  • Take free practice tests for the ACT and SAT at CFNC
  • Talk with coaches about college sports and eligibility 

 12th grade

  • Update your high school resume to include extracurricular activities , sports, community service, leadership positions, honors/awards, and employment experience
  • Lay the groundwork for recommendations early 
  • Write, edit, proofread, and rewrite your admissions essays early
  • Select at least five colleges to apply to and become familiar with admissions deadlines
  • Take the SAT or ACT in October or November
  • If you are a student athlete, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Continue visiting campuses
  • Attend College and Career Fairs to talk with representatives 
  • Participate in College Application Week
  • Use the CFNC online application system to complete your NC college and university applications and to send your official transcripts
  • Complete Scholarship Applications
  • Attend the Financial Aid Workshop
  • In October, begin completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. For help, attend FAFSA Day
  • Compare admission acceptance letters and financial aid packages
  • Make the final decision of where you will attend and send your acceptance and deposit
  • If not accepted by your college of choice, use the College Redirection module at for new options
  • Send your final transcript to the college you will be attending 
  • Send in college credit course transcripts (community college), if you took dual enrollment classes
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