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College Prep Resources

Welcome to the High School College Prep Page
Naviance Student is a comprehensive, web-based planning tool to assist MICS families in managing the academic, career and college aspects of high school. College Application Instructions for seniors requesting transcripts and letter of recommendations. 
Navigating FAFSA and RDS for High School Seniors - Both FAFSA and RDS are required and need similar information for completion. Click the link for a breakdown of what these two items are and the information needed to complete them.
RDS Basics - North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) for high school seniors.
FAFSA support for parents and students. View videos below (each video is 3-5min).


1)           What Happens After the FAFSA is Filed? Link: https://youtu.be/3QOyZ1pAI30

2)           North Carolina State Grants: Link:  https://youtu.be/xXlMlpam21c

3)           Making Changes on the FAFSA; When to contact the financial aid office: Link: https://youtu.be/u53SbiHMkuo

4)           What to do when there is a change/loss of income: Link: https://youtu.be/6ZjJ7-sVDvw

5)           Verification: What to do if my FAFSA is chosen:  Link: https://youtu.be/1gNpa-Rs4HM

6)           Student Aid Report – How to Use it:  Link: https://youtu.be/Op5nKUVYTPI


Visit  CFNC YouTube Channel for more college related guidance and support.  

College Application Week - Participating NC Colleges/Universities with waived application fees during the week of October 18-22, 2021. 
NC Promise - Through NC Promise, the state will significantly reduce student tuition cost at three UNC system institutions -  Elizabeth City State University.  The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Western  Carolina University - beginning in Fall 2018.
GC Promise - The GC Promise program will cover all in-state tuition and fees not covered by financial aid or other scholarships for 2 years for ALL eligible Gaston County high school graduates.
Our school code is 342791
This code is used to register for SAT tests or send score reports to college and scholarship programs.
For middle school students who take an ACT or SAT using our CEEB code will allow the testing service to send a copy of the score report to MICS. There is no additional charge for this and it provides valuable information for our counselor when working with students on high school course selection and the college search process.
This code can also be used when using the CFNC website: www.cfnc.org
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