On Thursday, November 17, Leesville Road High School will participate in a statewide College Application Week with a day for applying for college.
College Application Week is a movement cosponsored by College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) and the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRO). The week will be dedicated to helping seniors around the state through the college application process.
“It’s mainly for the first generation high school seniors that need help applying to colleges or haven’t applied to colleges yet,” said Angie Tucker, site coordinator for LRHS.
The week begins November 14 and lasts until the 18. In this short window, counselors hope to motivate students to participate more in the application process.
“The goal of the program is to help students apply to college,” said Tucker. “We hope to influence at least forty students. That’s about the outcome we’ve received over the past two or three years.”
Counselors hope to have students complete and submit at least one college application using CFNC.org– a site were seniors may apply to any of North Carolina’s 58 community colleges, 36 independent colleges and 16 state universities.
The counselors have sent out several reminders via e-mail, announcements, the scholarship bulletin and through an e-mail group to spread the word.
Interested seniors should sign up in student services. A sheet will be available before school, during lunch and after school hours in the office across from the gym.
Students who make an appointment with their respective counselors will need to grab and fill out a College Application Checklist before November 17.
All parents who are interested can call (919)870-4260 for more information on the movement.
If a senior misses out on College Application Week, then they can still meet with a counselor to discuss their future plans.
“Those seniors who still need to apply should feel free to talk to us [counselors] about any concerns or topics they would like to discuss,” said Tucker.