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College Applications

  1. Select the button immediately to the right of the “Start an Application” paragraph. A window will appear which contains a list of all colleges whose applications are available. You may enter an appropriate term to search for your desired college, or you may directly navigate the list.
  2. Once you have found the college, select the application you want to start from the drop-down list to the right of the campus name.
  3. Once you have selected the application for the college, click the “Apply” button immediately to the right of the selected application name.

Watch this How-To video for more detailed information about submitting an application.

Start by going to the Application Hub on Some colleges use multiple applications like the Common App and the application. During College Application Week (10/21/24 - 10/27/24), we can only guarantee that your application fee will be waived for participating colleges when you start from Check with the college if you are not using the CFNC application and are unsure if the application is waiving the fee.

Yes, there are SAT, ACT, and NACAC fee waivers. Check with your school counselor for more information.

See these additional questions and answers in the Apply to College section of our website.

North Carolina Countdown to College is designed to assist NC high school seniors in taking the steps to apply to college. To support this initiative, we ask NC colleges and universities to consider waiving admissions fees for North Carolina high school students. We do find that some schools enjoy the opportunity to expand their fee waivers to other groups (out-of-state, transfer, or grad students). However, those choices are made by the individual campuses and we do not have information on which schools might expand their waivers to other groups.