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College Information for Seniors

College Information for Seniors

Hello Seniors,

October is NC Countdown to College month!  This week the focus is on college planning and completing Residency Determination.

College planning:

At this time, seniors should be narrowing down their prospective colleges and getting ready to apply.   Many NC colleges waive their application fees during the week of Oct. 18-22 ONLY IF you apply via

Here are some steps that you should take right now to take advantage of this opportunity:

  1. Login/Create your CFNC account 
  2. Explore what colleges are waiving their fees October 18-22nd
  3.  Make a list of colleges that you would like to apply to
  4.  Register for a live CFNC workshop and access college planning tools
  5. Talk to your counselor!

Residency Determination:


Residency Determination Service (RDS).   In most cases, you will need to complete the RDS before you can submit your application.  The RDS helps determine in-state residency which allows you to pay in-state tuition.  If you are applying to any public college, university, or community college in North Carolina, you will have to complete the RDS.  Private colleges and universities charge the same tuition for all students whether in-state, or out-of-state.  However, in some cases, you may still be asked to complete the RDS in order to qualify for some state grants.  The link to the RDS is You will use your CFNC username and password to log in.

  • Pinecrest High School
  • 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines, NC 28387
  • 910-692-6554
  • 910-692-0606
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