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Residency | FAFSA | Applications

Countdown to College (C2C) supports college access every October. C2C activities help high school seniors complete three important college enrollment steps: residency, FAFSA, and applications. Many NC colleges and universities will support C2C by waiving application fees during College Application Week.

NC Countdown to College will take place during the month of October of 2023 and College Application Week (when many NC colleges have free applications) will be Oct 16-20.

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Complete your NC residency determination to be considered for in-state tuition, state grants, and certain financial aid!

NC Residency Determination Service
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Complete the FAFSA to access the largest source of financial aid for college. We can help!

FAFSA Application
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College Applications

Submit your admissions applications online during College Application Week, October 16-20, 2023!

College Search
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Send your NC high school transcript to any NC college for FREE! Make your request right here at!

Request your Transcript

During College Application Week 2021, hundreds of volunteers at 359 different sites helped 14,470 students submit 30,524 admission applications and 47,272 electronic high school transcripts. 10,398 applications were submitted from Tier 2 counties and 9,257 applications were submitted from Tier 1 counties.


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