College Planning Information

SOPHMORES:

  • Take interest inventory in career center to start thinking about what career path you may want to take
  • Attend Career Expo in April to explore career options

JUNIORS:

  • Take PSAT in October
  • Attend PSAT meeting in December to go over results
  • Attend Junior Meeting in January
  • Build a resume in the Career Center (Januar y - March)
  • Complete a college search in Career Center  (Januar y - March)
  • Sign up for the May or June SAT's
  • Research schools on your list (April, May & June)
  • Visit schools on your list during April break, on weekends and over the summer 
  • Ask 2 teachers for letters of recommendation (June)
  • Finalize list of schools by September 1st

Junior College Planning PowerPoint

Paying for College Google Slide

SENIORS:

  • Meet with college admission representatives in the career center

  • Build resume and submit a copy to school counselor

  • Ask your counselor for letter of recommendation if required by college

  • Fill out applications

  • Write college essays and have English teacher edit for grammar

  • Meet with counselor 15 school days before application is due to review application materials

  • Student mails: college application, essay, resume and application fee (it is good idea to make a copy of application and all materials sent)

  • Send SAT Scores to each college through www.collegeboard.com

  • Submit transcript request form with parent signature to guidance. Guidance needs 15 days to process official transcripts!! There are no exceptions to this rule! Be prompt!

  • Guidance mails: official transcript, letters of recommendation, school report, and mid year report

  • Student should call colleges to confirm they received your application and it is complete

  • Fill out the FAFSA Form in January

  • Apply for scholarships January – May

  • Send deposit(s) into college of your chioce by May 1st!  

  • Attend Senior Awards Ceremony in June

 

Websites and Other Resources:

Financial Aid & Scholarships

CSS Financial Aid Profile

Student Financial Aid Guide

FAFSA on the Web

www.fastweb.com

www.scholarships.com

Help with FAFSA: www.collegegoalsundayct.org

Athletics

NCAA

NCAA Clearinghouse 

NAIA

National Letter of Intent

 Campus Tour Videos:

www.campustours.com

www.youniversitytv.com

College Research:

www.collegeview.com

www.collegeboard.com

www.cappex.com

www.petersons.com

Applications & Testing:

Common Application Online

The College Board

www.ACTstudent.org

 Understanding the Process:

Fair Opportunity Project’s College Application Guide