College Planning Tools and Resources
College Planning Resources, Articles & Tools:
- College Planning Timelines- 11th and 12th Grades
- 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
- 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
- Click HERE to access standardized testing test dates, resources and test prep links, including private tutoring. Exclusively for juniors and junior families during the ’19-’20 academic year.
- SAT Registration and test prep resources: www.collegeboard.org
ACT Registration and test prep resources: www.act.org
- SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your strengths and interests.
Summer Programs & Opportunities:
- Summer Opportunities (Link to be updated end of October)
- Volunteer Opportunities
- 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:
For Juniors and Seniors:
Below are reference links to accompany Admissions 101 and 201 lessons. Please use as applicable to your college list and tasks.
- Common Application (now open, for Senior student use only)
- FAFSA (Opens October 1st, priority filing deadline for College Counseling is October 31st)
- CSS Profile Check your college applications requirements to see if filling out the CSS Profile is required.
- Collegeboard.org College planning tool and SAT organization.
- Standardized Testing: Before submitting your official scores, check application requirements to see if self-reporting your scores is an option and if you are able to submit multiple scores for “Superscore”. Students are responsible for sending test scores to their colleges/universities.