College Application Resources

We have comprised an extensive, although not inclusive, listing of resources while considering your post-graduate options. Please visit with your school counselor if you have any additional questions.

College Visitations

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

 

 
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)

COMMON APP INFORMATION AND LINKS
Are you ready to start your Common App?

Click here for a Quick Guide to the Application
Click here for Tips and Best Practices


College Bound Athletes

Want to play College sports? Not sure what division your interested college is in? See your school counselor.

Interested in enlisting in the Armed Services?

See your school counselor as they 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 2017-2018 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 school counselor for full details.



The College Board

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!

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Student Information on Naviance

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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



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


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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!