We are pleased to share that Governor Cooper has officially proclaimed October 28 through November 24, 2017, as NC College Application Month. Here’s the text from the proclamation along with an image of the official document.
COLLEGE APPLICATION MONTH
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
WHEREAS, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce, 59 percent of all North Carolina jobs will require postsecondary education by 2018; and
WHEREAS, the 2013 United States Census reports that only 39.7 percent of North Carolina’s estimated 5.2 million working-age adults (25 – 64 years old) hold a two-year or four-year college degree; and
WHEREAS, 60 percent of 2013 College Application Week participants enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the following fall; and
WHEREAS, the Lumina Foundation reports that increased degree attainment improves health, lowers the crime rate, and yields citizens who are both globally aware and participate in the civic and democratic process; and
WHEREAS, College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) provides a comprehensive web portal where students can plan, apply, and pay for college in North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, during the week of November 13 – 17, 2017, all North Carolina colleges and universities will accept the College Board fee waiver for those students with a demonstrated financial need in order to ensure that no students are deprived of the opportunity to pursue admission to the institution(s) of their choice due to financial hardship; and
WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina encourages our students to visit College Foundation of North Carolina’s website, CFNC.org, and apply to universities and colleges; applying is the first step toward earning the degrees that will help you succeed in today’s global economy;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ROY COOPER, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim October 28 – November 24, 2017, as “COLLEGE APPLICATION MONTH” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.