College Planning Tools and Resources

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College Planning Resources, Articles & Tools:

  • 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

Summer Programs & Opportunities: 

  • Summer Opportunities – Coming soon!
  • Volunteer Opportunities – Coming soon!

Military Colleges, Academies and ROTC:

  • 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.

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 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.
  • 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.