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Common Application

The 2020-2021 Common App is open!


The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of 517 member colleges and universities in 47 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 



The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. The CollegeBoard also includes information on the SAT and AP programs.


Big Future is a section of CollegeBoard designed to help students find the best colleges for them and plan their application and financial aid process. 

Khan Academy

Khan Academy features thousands of educational resources, including a personalized learning dashboard, over 100,000 practice problems, and over 6,000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, healthcare, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, 

cosmology, American civics, art history, economics, computer science, as well as SAT prep. All resources are available for free to anyone around the world. By 2013, they were used by about 10 million students per month. 



The NCAA Eligibility Center is a part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and was created to ensure that student athletes are prepared to meet the academic rigors of college. Each year nearly 200,000 student athletes have their GPA and test scores sent to the NCAA. The NCAA processes nearly 75,000 student athletes’ accounts.


You will not be eligible to play college sports or get an athletic scholarship from an NCAA school without registering and being cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Apply to College Using CFNC


1) Go to


2) Sign in to your account. Each PHS student has a CFNC account they used when registering for 

their 2014-15 courses. If you do not remember your password, click “Forgot my Account Name 

or Password,” and they will send you your information. 


3) Click on the “Apply” link at the middle of the bar at the top of the page. 


4) Click on “ College Application”.


5) Click on the first college application you plan to work on, and that school’s actual application will appear. You do not have to complete the full application in one sitting. Be sure to save your 

data before leaving each page. Many applications will ask if you want to send your transcript 

through CFNC…click “yes.” 


6) Once you have completed all required fields, hit “Submit.” 


7) If you are using a check or a Fee Waiver to pay for the application fee, you will need to print off 

the Verification Page to mail to the school with the check or Fee Waiver. 


8) Monitor the email address you have on your application and CFNC account. Many schools will 

contact you by that email address to request additional information or update you on the status 

of your application.

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