CFNC rep: Prepare early for college application process


    Most people would agree that applying for college is a tough process. Getting your grades together, making sure the applications are ready and finally waiting to hear back from your top choices. (Tyler Hardin, NewsChannel 12 photo)

    The recent college admissions fraud has people talking online about the admissions process.

    Most people would agree that applying for college is a tough process. Getting your grades together, making sure the applications are ready and finally waiting to hear back from your top choices.

    Amy Denton, a regional representative for the College Foundation of North Carolina, said the recent college admissions fraud case is a good reminder to prepare early for the process. Denton says students should start thinking about applying their first year in high school. Senior year will come fast. She also recommends visiting colleges early on to narrow down the choices but most importantly you can't forget grades and test scores make a difference, too.

    "So by the time senior year has rolled around, they'll pick their at least top five schools that they want to apply and at that point in time, they're a little more serious about the end result and know that the decision is going to be the most impactful," Denton said.

    Denton said there's resources to help students apply like the College Foundation of North Carolina. She said to make sure the organization is reputable.

    For more information on the College Foundation of North Carolina, click here.

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