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College applications for 117 N.C. schools on save students time, plus help keep track of deadlines

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Students applying to enter college in the Fall of 2013 can apply online to any of 117 North Carolina four-year or two-year public and private colleges, including community colleges by using the College Foundation of North Carolina website ( 

Both first-year and transfer students can apply for undergraduate programs through  Basic information students have entered in their CFNC user account will automatically fill sections of each application they file through CFNC.  All they have to do is enter any additional information required by each school. 

Once an application is started, the student can stop to work on other things, and then continue at a later time without losing data already entered.  For students attending North Carolina public schools, while completing applications on CFNC, they can even request their high school transcript be sent electronically to the colleges to make the entire process go more efficiently and smoothly.

Keryn Vickers is assistant director of admissions at UNC-Wilmington, which is just one of the 117 NC colleges that accept online applications and high school transcripts through  He said, "UNC-Wilmington is pleased to accept online applications through CFNC and we have enjoyed our partnership for several years."

Meeting admission application deadlines is always very important. has even compiled a list of application deadlines to help students stay on schedule.  The deadline chart is located on the "Apply to College" page on the right-hand side under "Quick Links," "Admissions Deadlines."  Or copy and paste this link:

To apply online, simply use the "Apply to College" tab on  A practice application is also available to gain experience before actually submitting an actual application. 

About CFNC

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc. 

  • Pathways, created by the N.C. General Assembly in 1999, is a state-wide initiative to increase the college-going rate of North Carolinians by providing: comprehensive college and career planning resources; electronic applications and transcripts accepted by all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities; and, information on student financial aid and college affordability. Pathways is administered by The University of North Carolina General Administration in collaboration with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities.
  • The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), established in 1965, is the State agency that promotes access to higher education by administering financial aid and savings programs, informing students and families about paying for college, teaching educators about financial aid administration, and advocating for resources to support students.
  • College Foundation, Inc. (CFI), administers a large portfolio of education loans, several major grant and scholarship programs for students attending N.C. colleges and universities, and the tax-free "529" college savings program on behalf of the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority.  CFI also delivers information to North Carolina students and families about paying for college and provides technology services for

CFNC offers resources toll-free at 1-866-866-CFNC and at

SOURCE College Foundation of North Carolina