College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC.org)
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a premier college access program in the United States with the mission of increasing the college-going rate in North Carolina. Its website, CFNC.org, provides a comprehensive resource to assist all North Carolina students and families in planning, applying and paying for college.
CFNC.org has partnerships with all 110 public and private North Carolina colleges (map) as an application portal, with over 1.25 million college applications submitted online to date. CFNC.org was selected by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) as the sole partner and provider of electronic high school transcripts in the state.
Tools and Resources
CFNC.org offers Transcript Manager. Transcript Manager lets students electronically request their official high school transcript and submit it with their application when applying online through CFNC.org.
CFNC Technology and Internet Services
CFNC Technology and Internet Services is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the "plan" and "apply" sections of CFNC.org, including online admission applications to all 110 participating colleges and universities in North Carolina.
CFNC campus services manager provides free training and campus visits to all participating institutions, assisting colleges and universities in realizing the maximum benefit of participating in the CFNC partnership. This is accomplished by employing targeted and refined recruitment and application strategies.
The CFNC Resource Center is responsible for training and outreach efforts to elementary, middle and high schools; development and dissemination of all college access publications; Spanish services; and curriculum resources.
The CFNC Resource Center’s Call Center is staffed by college information specialists, and includes one Spanish-speaking and eight English-speaking graduate students. These individuals are responsible for answering and responding to e-mail and telephone inquires Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Located on the campus of UNC Greensboro, the Resource Center provides services in five primary areas:
- Over 500,000 requested each year
- Educator Training
- Approximately 1,000 educators trained annually
- Contact Center
- Over 17,000 phone and email inquiries annually
- Spanish Services
- Spanish-language outreach plus web, print, phone and email services
- Career and College Planning Curricula
- Activities and lesson plans for over 100,000 students annually
- Evaluation of CFNC.org (PDF)
- An evaluation of North Carolina's college planning web portal, CFNC.org (PDF)
- Improving College Access: Examining the Past to Move to the Future (Powerpoint)