College Planning Process

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q:  When should I start my college search?

A: It's never too early to begin the college exploration process. In 9th grade, students take a course, Introduction to Occupations, which allows them to complete an online interest inventory and abilities profile through a school provided database called Career Cruising. This gives the student an opportunity to explore career paths and related careers along with suggested high school courses to prepare for a career in this field.

Q: When do students take the PSAT Exam?

A: The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) will be offered every October for Sophomores and Juniors. The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT. If you have any questions about the test, log onto www.collegeboard.org. This is the official website for the PSAT and SAT.

Q: When should I register for the ACT/SAT/SAT Subject Tests?

A: All Juniors should sign up in the Spring to take their ACT/SAT/SAT Subject Tests. The deadlines and registration information can be found on www.actstudent.org for ACT and www.collegeboard.org for SAT/SAT Subject Tests. Free practice questions and prep are available at Khan Academy for the SAT.

USEFUL LINKS

Career Sites:

College Information:

  1. Visit this site to register for SAT or SAT Subject Tests
  2. Find out more about colleges and careers.
  3. Practice for the SAT's.
  4. Khan Academy for SAT/SAT Subject Tests prep

SCHOLARSHIPS

Local Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications for all scholarships sponsored by local organizations will be distributed to Seniors. These are the scholarships publicized on the graduation program. Students must understand that all deadlines must be strictly adhered to. No exceptions will be made. For further information, please contact the guidance office.

The Right Scholarship for You

Use the web to find the right scholarship for you:

  • FastWeb - This is the largest database of college scholarships. You can search based on your interests and qualifications. It does require registration including your e-mail address and birth date.
  • Highest Quality Free Scholarship Search Sites- This site list carefully selected scholarship search sites.
  • Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship Program - For Juniors! No test scores! No financial need! Compete for one of nine $25,000 scholarships and up to nine $2,500 scholarships.
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