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Your one source forcareer and college planningNC3ADLTuesday, November 16, 2010


Agenda

  • CFNC overview

  • The New CFNC.org

  • Career Tools

  • Online Admissions Application

  • Electronic Transcript System

  • College Redirection Pool

  • Transfer Navigator

  • Usage Statistics

  • Questions?


What Is CFNC?

501(c)(3) nonprofit -administers grants, loans and savings program on behalf of the state

State-funded K-16 partnership (NCDPI, NCCCS, NCICU, UNC) administered by UNC General Administration

State agency responsible for statewide college aid programs – grants scholarships, loans, 529 savings


Primary Goal = Access

GOAL

To increase the college-going rate in North Carolina with particular attention toward “first-generation” college students.

Two obstacles facing first-generation college students:

(1) Can I really go to college in NC?

(2) Can I afford to go to college?


Career Planning Tools

High School and College Transfer Academic Planning Tools

College Information & Admissions Applications

Financial Aid Information & Applications

Financial Literacy Education

North Carolina’s National College Savings Program Information & Application

Spanish-Language Services

Toll-Free and Email Access to College Planning and Financial Aid Specialists

And Much More!

CFNC Services


The New CFNC.org


CFNC Career Tools


WHY CFNC.org?

  • Create student portfolio accessible to student and counselor from website

  • Students can independently research career & education options

  • Counselors can review and comment on portfolios on website

  • Counselors can send email to students through communication tools

  • Guideways allow self-directed activities via the website

  • Powerful Resume Builder

  • Students can email resumes, cover letters, applications from website

  • Practice interview questions

  • Assess students’ skills

  • Track your students’ progress

  • Create reports for data-driven guidance


Self Assessment Tools


Resume Builder and Job Interview Practice


Request a PAAK

  • E-mail [email protected]

  • Use “PAAK request” in the subject line

  • Include the following in your email message:

    • Your name

    • Your school's name

    • Your school's address (including county)

    • Your e-mail address

    • Your phone number

  • Your school’s PAAK and information packet will be sent to you via email within 3-5 business days.

  • Webinars – CFNC Events


Online Admissions Application


3 Components

1) Research North Carolina Colleges

2) Understand the Application Process via the Practice Application

3) Complete an Online Application


Research NC Colleges


Practice Application


Practice Application Cont.


Submit Admissions Application


CFNC Electronic Transcript System


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript SystemOverview

  • 452 NC WISE high/charter schools currently participating

    http://www1.cfnc.org/ExternalScripts/My_CFNC/transcripts.asp

  • All Wake county public schools added in October 2009

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Guilford County are currently exploring future participation

  • 110 participating NC colleges & universities

    • NC School of Science and Math


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System

How It Works (Student)

  • First and Last Name

  • Date of Birth

  • NC WISE Student ID

  • Gender

  • High School

  • E-mail Address


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System

How It Works (Student)

  • Online Application submittal

  • Transcript Manager

FREE

Current AND Final automatically requested


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System

How It Works (Student)


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System

How It Works (Student)

  • Transcript Manager can

  • be used to track

  • transcript activity

  • Current -> processed immediately and arrive within 2-4 business days

  • Final -> processed automatically at end of school year after diploma issue date is posted

  • * Final grades should be posted before diploma issue date


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System

How It Works (Counselor)

  • NEW CFNC Professional Center – available June 2010

  • Allows counselors to view student’s transcript activity

  • Professional Center accounts have to be set up on a request basis and a Professional Account Access Key (PAAK) is required to create an account

    • send an email to [email protected], subject line “PAAK account”

    • Include First & Last Name, Title, Grades Served, HS Name, HS Address (including county), School phone #, Email Address

    • An instruction manual and PAAK will be emailed within 5-7 business days

  • Students must select their current high school in Your Profile before counselors can view the status


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System

How It Works (Counselor)


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System

How It Works (Counselor)

Access the New Professional Center: From CFNC.org – choose Educational Professional


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System

How It Works (Counselor)

Access the NEW CFNC Professional Center directly: https://procenter.cfnc.org


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System:

Professional Center


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System:

Professional Center cont.


Official electronic transcript

(sample) downloaded by a college


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System

Benefits

  • to the student!!

  • Request initiated by the student

  • Opportunity for high school counselor to work with student to verify NC WISE data (name, ID, etc.) and transcript data

  • Great time and cost savings for high schools


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System

Benefits

  • Current / final transcripts automatically sent through the system

  • Tracking for both the student & HS counselor

  • 2-4 day turnaround time from request to delivery

  • to 110 participating campuses


CFNC Electronic High School Transcript System

Summary

  • Initiative to provide eHSTs using existing technology & resources

    • NC WISE System

    • Standardized NC HST

  • Unique collaboration among organizations

  • Future initiatives

    • Guilford County

    • Charlotte Mecklenburg

    • Increased reporting and tracking capabilities

  • Webinars Available

    • CFNC.org – “Register for CFNC Events”


College Redirection Pool


CFNC College Redirection Pool

  • Purpose: To assist students who have been denied admission from the institution of their choice and are seeking opportunities to pursue Higher Education in the fall.

  • Goal: For every student in the College Redirection Pool to be contacted by at least one college or university.

  • Participation History: In six years, over 4,000 students have participated in the College Redirection Pool.

  • Dates Available: April 1 – August 31

  • How to Register: Beginning April 1st, students can log into CFNC.org, select the College Redirection link on the home page and complete the registration form.

  • What to expect: Students who participate will receive emails, packets of information, etc from campuses who have space available for the fall.


Student Transfer Navigator


Transfer Student Planner & Articulation

  • Transferable Course Equivalencies for all CAA General Education courses between NCCCS and any UNC institution.

  • View Transfer Student Guarantees offered by the CAA

  • Transferred Assured Admissions Policy (TAAP)

  • A list of Transfer Students most frequently asked questions


CFNC Student Transfer Navigator

  • Provides a course equivalence report for students who have taken or plan to take courses at any of North Carolina’s postsecondary institutions. 

    • Developed to encourage and increase postsecondary enrollment by expanding access to information about course transferability between NC community colleges and senior institutions (public and private).

    • Contains over 89,000 courses

      Example: ENG 111 (NC Community College) = ENG 110 (NC 4 year institution)

       Students can compare course equivalence between two institutions in three easy steps.

  • Step 1: Select courses

  • Step 2: Confirm academic history

  • Step 3: View an Equivalence Report


Student Transfer Navigator

NC Students may view course equivalence for courses taken at the 58 North Carolina Community Colleges to

42 of North Carolina's public and private higher education institutions.

Example: ENG 111 (NC Community College) = ENG 110 (NC 4 year institution)


Accessing Student Transfer Navigator

Username and password are required.

Go to www.cfnc.org

Go to Plan

Select For College

Select Transfer Student Planner

Click Transferable Courses


Select Student Transfer Navigator


3. Course Added to My Academic History

1. Search Courses

2. Search Results

Search and select courses to create an Academic History.


Review and modify courses, grades, academic year, and term.


Course

Equivalence

2

Course

Equivalence

1

Student Courses

(My Academic History)

Resources


Equivalence Details provides clarification for each evaluation.


Degree Search -

  • Search for 36 pre-major degrees

  • Associate in Arts (AA)

  • Associate in Science (AS)

  • Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)

  • Degree Description Report

  • Full Degree Report


Sample Degree Audit Report:

Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Marketing (A1010B) Associate in Arts Pre-Major


Sample Degree Audit Report:

Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Marketing (A1010B) Associate in Arts Pre-Major


CFNC.org Transfer Navigator Usage

April 2009 – February 2010

89,000+

Courses in the system

1.3 million

Defined equivalencies

4,852

System users


CFNC.org Usage Statistics


CFNCWebsite

Website Usage 2001 Through October 2010

3,444,928million user accounts

2,011,215million online admission apps

346,253electronic high school transcripts (since 2005)

7,229 visitors per day for average11 minutes


Questions?


Contact Information

Resource Center

Toll Free: 1-866-866-CFNC option 2

Katie Prosser McInerney

CFNC Campus Services ManagerInternet and Technology Services

[email protected]

Robin Greene

Senior Associate Director

Technology and Internet Services

[email protected]


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