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NC Countdown to College (C2C) supports college access every October. C2C activities help high school seniors learn more about taking three important college enrollment steps: residency, applying for financial aid, and college applications. Many North Carolina colleges and universities participate in C2C by waiving application fees during College Application Week - a great way to save on the cost of going to college!

NC Countdown to College occurs during the month of October, and College Application Week (when many NC colleges have free applications) will be October 21 to 27, 2024.

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Complete your NC residency determination to be considered for in-state tuition (a significant savings in the cost of going to college), state grants/scholarships, and certain financial aid!

NC Residency Determination Service
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Learn more about financial aid and the FAFSA to help you pay for college. We can help!  The FAFSA application will open in December, but you can set up your FSA ID account now.

FAFSA Application
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College Applications

Submit your admissions applications online during College Application Week, October 21-27, 2024.

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