College planning

  • CFNC Resources: 
    Fall 2015 admissions deadlines and 2014-2015 open house information for all NC colleges and universities in the comprehensive CFNC Admissions and Open House Information.
    Do you have questions about the college admissions and the FAFSA processes? You can participate in two special online events this fall. These two webinars, "An Inside Look at the College Admissions Process" and "A Step-by-Step Guide to Completing the FAFSA" are designed with students, parents, and educators in mind! Click on the flyer for more info: 
    Why School Matters 
    Would you like a little money in your pocket? Do you want a job? A car? An apartment? New electronic devices? Would you like to get married? Raise a family? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need education!

    Unemployment Rate by Education Level
    The July 2012 unemployment update by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that education influences whether you will be able to find a job. Unemployment is at its highest since 1996, although it dropped slightly in 2011. The BLS began keeping unemployment numbers in 1996.

    Education Level Achieved Unemployment Rate - July 2012 
    Less than High School                              12.7% 
    High School Grad, No College                 8.7% 
    Some College or Associates Degree         7.1% 
    Bachelor's Degree or Higher                     4.1% 
    There is an important message here that shouldn't be overlooked. Today's students need more education than the generations before in order to become employed and create the lifestyle they desire.

    Career Headlines is a complimentary, weekly update on career-related topics from Career Solutions Publishing. Visit us or call 888-299-2784.

    College Planning
    Student: "I don't need to plan for college. I already know that I am going to NCSU because I have been a Wolfpack fan my whole life"
    Counselor: "Does NCSU know that you are coming? Although it is wonderful that you have been a Wolfpack fan your whole life, that does not guarantee you a spot on their roster. It is important to plan and research colleges because your dream school may not even offer the major that you need to obtain the career that you are aspiring to be."

    Informational College Visits
    Wakefield hosts a number of College Visits from Schools all over the US and UK. This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn about schools that are not as easy to visit in person. Please click on the button below to sign up for a visit. Once you have registered, you will need to pick up a pass in student services. See Mrs. Joyner with any questions.