College Planning Tools and Resources
Tips for College Bound Students | Junior Year | Senior Year
College Planning Resources, Articles & Tools:
- Creating Your Activity List
- The College Interview
- Find the Right College for You
- Twenty Questions To Ask College Representatives
- College Fair – Do’s and Don’ts
- Career and Major Exploration Quiz
- Turning The Tide – Harvard study on state of college admissions
- Malcolm Gladwell YouTube: Why being a big fish in a small pond may make sense for college selection
Standardized Testing Resources
- Test Prep Options for students- free resources and private companies. Exclusively for juniors and junior families during the 20-21 Academic Year.
- SAT Registration and test prep resources: www.collegeboard.org
- ACT Registration and test prep resources: www.act.org
- Collegeboard is no longer offering SAT Subject Tests. Talk to your counselor about how to demonstrate proficiency in subjects for highly selective colleges that would have previously used SAT Subject Tests as part of admissions requirements.
- Military Schools and Academies The Military offers unique educational opportunities for students who plan to pursue a college degree. These options — service academies, senior military colleges and maritime academies — offer world-class education and a deeper understanding of military culture. In addition, most of these schools grant scholarship money in exchange for a period of service.
- ROTC The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a college program offered at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military.In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, participants, or cadets, commit to serve in the Military after graduation. Each Service branch has its own take on ROTC.
Performing and Fine Arts: