College Planning

Just getting started or midway through?  Follow these steps:
  1. Fill out the College Search Form.
  2. Fill out the Brag Sheet.  (Click File > Download to open in Word).
  3. Get your resume in tip-top shape.  For a sample, click here.  
  4. Visit the websites and links listed below for more information regarding testing, searching for colleges, scholarships/financial aid info and more.
  5. Interested in applying for scholarships?  View our Scholarship packet below.
  6. Check in regularly with your guidance counselor, who will help you with all aspects of your college planning process.
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