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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2018-2019 Scholarship Booklet.doc
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Scholarship details and deadlines (note the deadlines are based on 2017-2018 deadlines and some are subject to change) 93k
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ACT Website
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Jan 4, 2017, 6:31 AM Danielle Bishop
Article on Senioritis.pdf
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How not to get trapped by senioritis! 64k Jan 4, 2017, 7:37 AM Danielle Bishop
College Board by Season.pdf
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These guidelines are provided by the College Board as to what seniors can do by season to apply for colleges. 213k Jan 4, 2017, 7:35 AM Danielle Bishop
College Board Website
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This site can help walk students through the college process from taking the SAT's, to applying to a college, to finding scholarships and financial aid.
Jan 4, 2017, 6:34 AM Danielle Bishop
College Interview.pdf
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Questions that college interviewers may ask with helpful hints on how to form successful answers. 66k Jan 4, 2017, 7:03 AM Danielle Bishop
College Planning Tips for Juniors.tif
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If you are an 11th grader, this article offers some great tips for college planning during junior year. 100k Jan 4, 2017, 6:59 AM Danielle Bishop
Dispelling the Myths about the SAT and College Admissions.pdf
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Find answers to many of the common SAT and college admission myths. 8k Jan 4, 2017, 7:23 AM Danielle Bishop
FAFSA Website
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Complete the Free Application for Federal and Student Aid online.
Jan 4, 2017, 6:44 AM Danielle Bishop
Federal Student Aid Information
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Jan 4, 2017, 7:06 AM Danielle Bishop
How to Apply to College Online.pdf
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Information regarding how to apply to college via the Internet 41k Jan 4, 2017, 7:08 AM Danielle Bishop
How To Choose a College That's right for you.pdf
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An article on making the decision as to which college is best for you. 102k Jan 4, 2017, 7:10 AM Danielle Bishop
How to Select Your Courses.pdf
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Creating a solid academic portfolio starts with this article! 67k Jan 4, 2017, 7:12 AM Danielle Bishop
My Future
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Career information, resume, cover letter and interview help.
Jan 4, 2017, 7:13 AM Danielle Bishop
My Next Move
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Research careers. Free interest inventory!
Jan 4, 2017, 7:18 AM Danielle Bishop
NCAA Website
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Learn about eligibility and recruiting. Register for the NCAA clearinghouse.
Jan 4, 2017, 7:19 AM Danielle Bishop
Number 2 Website
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Number2.com's online test preparation courses are totally free! By creating an account you can access a customized course that includes user-friendly tutorials, practice sessions that dynamically adapt to each student's ability level, a vocabulary builder, and more.
Jan 4, 2017, 6:55 AM Danielle Bishop
Plan Your High School Course Selections.pdf
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Another article explaining what colleges look for in terms of courses taken in high school. 72k Jan 4, 2017, 7:17 AM Danielle Bishop
Princeton Review
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Do a college search, learn about the SAT, research colleges, career information.
Jan 4, 2017, 6:53 AM Danielle Bishop
SAT, ACT, Both or Neither.pdf
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Not sure which test you should take? Click here for help with that decision. 71k Jan 4, 2017, 7:21 AM Danielle Bishop
SAT vs. ACT.pdf
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Information comparing the SAT and ACT tests. 70k Jan 4, 2017, 7:24 AM Danielle Bishop
Sports at College.pdf
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46k Jan 4, 2017, 7:38 AM Danielle Bishop
Test Taking Article.pdf
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Parents, this is a helpful article regarding improving your child's test-taking skills. 74k Jan 4, 2017, 7:40 AM Danielle Bishop
The Bureau
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Jan 4, 2017, 6:32 AM Danielle Bishop
The Common Application
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Starting in August of senior year, a student can create an account in order to complete one application that can be used for thousands of different colleges.
Jan 4, 2017, 6:57 AM Danielle Bishop
VSAC Website
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VSAC manages student loans and provides extensive resources through their website. At this site, you can calculate expected family contributions, and do college and career planning.
Feb 27, 2017, 7:23 AM Danielle Bishop