College Application Resources
We have comprised an extensive, although not inclusive, listing of resources for you while considering your post-graduate options; College Visitations, Financing College, The Common App, College Bound Athletes, the College Board, Connecticut State Educational Opportunities and the Class of 2017 Scholarship Application.
Please visit with your Guidance Counselor if you have any additional questions.
An informative handout that all DHHS students should be aware of.
|Common App Information/Links|
|Getting Started. A PowerPoint presentation|
|Completing the Application. A PowerPoint presentation.|
|Tips and Best Practices|
|Understanding Application Fees and Waivers|
|Application Fees Info Sheet|
|Gathering Materials - what is needed to complete the application.|
|Quick Guide to Various Sections|
|Common App Training Video|
|FERPA Information Sheet - what you need to know.|
|Understanding the "My Colleges" Tab - A PowerPoint presentation.|
|Payments and Submissions Video|
|Managing Your Deadlines|
|Matching your Common App to your Naviance account.|
Want to play College sports? Not sure what division your interested college is in? Visit the NCAA.org website.
See your Guidance Counselor as we work closely with the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines) to provide information to our students who may be considering a future in the military. We also offer, free of charge, the ASVAB Test. Testing for the 2016-2017 school year has concluded.
Is staying local the best option for you and your family? Here is a complete listing of all of Connecticut's State Community Colleges (2 year) and Universities (4 year). Note: this list does not include the nearly 40 Private Colleges and Universities also located in CT. See your Guidance Counselor for full details.
Your link to all things with standardized testing. Registration, results and sending the scores off to the schools you are applying too.
Great News! The College Board and Khan Academy have partnered to offer all students no-cost personalized practice towards their SAT® when students link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts!
Whatever your educational plans, your best source of information and advice about financial aid is with the college or post-secondary school that you plan to attend. As you apply for admissions, be sure to contact the school's financial aid director and apply for financial aid. To explore programs on your own, start with the most popular websites listed below. For answers to questions about any of these sources, contact the Education & Employment Information Center, a statewide clearinghouse on learning and career opportunities operated by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education. Remember: Searching online is a great start, but be care to visit only reputable websites!
CT Department of Higher Education's site outlining sources of federal aid to CT students: www.ctohe.org
CT Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, an alternate source of student loan finds: www.chesla.org
College Goal Sunday CT - They ensure that completing the FASFA does not become an obstacle with volunteers offering free advise. www.collegegoalsundayct.org
CT Talent Assistance Cooperative helps to facilitate educational programs at Community Colleges to CT residents: www.conntacinc.org
Do you need Money for College? A comprehensive Guide by the US Department of Education.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - Complete information on the Federal Student Aid:
FAFSA Application: See above website for full details.
CSS Profile – used by select private schools as a method of applying for financial aid.
US Federal Government's Federal Student Aid - Website for extensive lists, videos and printouts on College Preparation and Federal Student Aid Programs.
FEDMONEY.org - A Free Guide to over 240 US Government Grants and Student Loans.
Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program - A handout for individuals who enter and continue to work full time in public service jobs.
Yes, it's worth the cost.
A college degree can make a difference in what you earn after high school.
Education Attained and Median Weekly Earnings (2015)
Bachelor's degree: $1,137
Associate's degree: $798
Some college, no degree: $738
High school diploma: $678
No diploma: $493
Note: Data are for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers.
Source: Current Population Survey, US Department of Labor, US Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Guidance Department will send notifications when the 2018 packet is ready for pick-up and the deadlines that must be adhered to to be eligible for the local scholarships offered.
All applications must be due in the Guidance Office no later than Friday, April 13th at 3:30 sharp.
Check Naviance regularly for the Regional and National Scholarships that are available.
For additional information on the College application process, visit the Senior Information page and/or visit with your Guidance Counselor at any time to answer any questions, get advise and to share your exciting college decision with them!