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.

College Visitations


COLLEGE SEARCH WEBSITES
Click here for Cappex
Comparison of College and Scholarships

Click here for ClickTV
Interviews, college comparisons and videos.

Click here for The College Portrait
The College Portrait is a source of basic, comparable information.
Click here for College Visits
Offers over 25 different regional tours to campuses throughout the United States.

Click here for CollegeWeekLive
Provides search, Chat Live, find scholarships and watch live presentations.

Click here for U-Can

Designed to offer concise, Web-based consumer-friendly information a in a common format.

The Common Application

(Common App)


College Bound Athletes

Want to play College sports? Not sure what division your interested college is in?

Click here for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) website

Click here for creating an NCAA student-athlete account



Interested in enlisting in the Armed Services?

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.

Connecticut State College Options

Is staying local the best option for you and your family? Click here for 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.



The College Board

Your link to all things with standardized testing. Registration, results and sending the scores off to the schools you are applying too.

Click here for more information on The College Board

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!

Financing College

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!


CONNECTICUT (CT) STUDENT AID RESOURCES

CT Department of Higher Education's site outlining sources of federal aid to CT students:

Click here for the CT Department of Higher Education website.

CT Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, an alternate source of student loan finds:

Click here for the CT Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority's website

College Goal Sunday CT - They ensure that completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) does not become an obstacle with volunteers offering free advise:

Click here to visit the College Goal Sunday's website



FEDERAL STUDENT AID RESOURCES

The US Department of Education's website that offers ways to receive money from higher education. Topics include Prepare for College, Types of Aid, Who Gets Aid, the FAFSA and How to Repay your Loans.

Click here for the Federal Student Aid website

The College Scholarship Service (CSS) is the financial aid division of the College Board is used by select private schools as a method of applying for financial aid.

Click here for the CSS Profile website

FedMoney is a free web guide to all United States Government Grants and Loans benefiting Students. Explore the over 240 federal government programs.

Click here for the FedMoney website
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance under a qualifying repayment plan.

Click here for information on the PSLF Program
The office of the FAFSA provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.

Click here on information on the FAFSA



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


2018 Scholarship Application

The Guidance Department will send a notification when this year's scholarships are ready for review, the criterion for each, and the deadline for submission.

For 2018, the application form for the General Scholarships will be available/submitted on-line. In addition, there are many scholarships sponsored by outside agencies will require there own application which may be picked up in the Guidance Office.

All applications must be submitted on-line no later than Friday, April 13th at 3:30 sharp. After that, the system can no longer accept applications, and no applications will be accepted in the Guidance Office.

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!