College and Career
TRANSCRIPT RELEASE FORMS
- Transcript Release Form-Common Application Only
- Trancript Release Form- All NON-Common Application Schools
Just a reminder to seniors and parents that requests to send transcripts to colleges or employers must be received by the Counseling Office ten school days in advance of the application deadline. Students applying to schools which require special forms to be filled out by the counselors, such as a Secondary School Report or recommendation letter, must have the request form turned in at least twenty school days in advance.
Did you miss the senior Post Secondary Planning presentation? You can still access it here!
The College Board has put in place numerous new security measures. Effective with October 2012 test:
- You will be prompted to prove an acceptable photo during registration.
- You must present your Admission Ticket with your acceptable photo ID – No ticket, No ID, No admission
- Standby test-takers will not be admitted unless they have made an online request
- Changes to test center, test date or test type will not be permitted on test day – they will have to be submitted about two weeks prior to test day.
- Please visit the College Board website for more specific information
Earn free college credits in the College Career Pathways Program!
Open to juniors, the College-Career Pathways Program allows high school students to earn up to 14 college credits toward an associate degree through Gateway Community College. Students who are enrolled in Culinary Arts, Auto Mechanics, Architectural Drafting and CAD, Medical Careers or Child Development courses may be eligible to apply. Interested students should contact their school counselor or Yvette Budrow, Applied Education Department Chair, at extension 2214.
College and Career Links
The Counseling Office offers the following links for interested students and parents/ guardians. We do not recommend any one site but provide the information below for your information only.
Connecticut Career Resources:
CT Department of Labor - Job & Career ConneCTion
CT Career Resource Network (DOL) - Connecticut Career Paths
With its easy-to-use search engine, students can browse the School Guide listing of over 3,000 colleges and search regional college fair and financial aid information.
Most Popular Links:
The Princeton Review- all sorts of college information
College Board- The SAT test plus all sorts of testing and college preparation information
ACT- the ACT test and other resources
Federal Student Aid Site- Federal Student Aid Site for students, parents and counselors
FinAid- Student aid resource site
- Scholarship Scams- avoid scholarship scams - don't pay!
Personality and Career Assessment:
- Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide- link your favorite subject in school to a possible career
- The Vocational Information Center
Online Education Links:
- AIU Online– career-relevant degrees
- Capella University– degree programs listed by professional focus
- Kaplan University– includes financial aid info
- DeVry University– includes links to all campus locations
- Westwood College– technical program available
- Top 100 National Universities - US News & World Report
- College and University Rankings- a list of different ranking sites
Two Year College Resources:
- Community College Review– profiles of community and junior colleges
- League for Innovation in Community Colleges– international consortium of community colleges
- American Assoc. of Community Colleges
- Campus Tours - view virtual tours and interactive maps
- Collegiate Choice Walking Tours Video - non promotional videos of colleges
What are my Chances at This School?
- Go4College- quantifies your chances of getting in using percentages
- College Chances- a fun and easy way to predict your college admissions chance at 1,900 colleges and universities.
- ACT test- used for college admissions, an alternative to the SAT
- Advanced Placement (AP) tests- information about AP testing
- SAT Subject Tests
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)- about the CLEP program
- PLAN test- generally administered fall of Sophomore year
- PSAT– Preliminary SAT
Scholarships and Financial Aid:
- Fast Web - Financial Aid and Scholarship Search
- Wired Scholar- SallieMay site for financial aid
- Federal Student Aid Siteor call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)
- FinAid - Financial aid, college scholarships and student loans
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Five Best Financial Choices– smartest checking accounts, credit cards, and more…
- Financial aid calculator
- Historically Black Colleges
- Hispanic resource for college aid
- United Negro College Fund
- American Indian Higher Education Consortium
- Department of Education/Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs
- The Black Collegian
- Jewish resource for colleges
- Gates Millennium Scholars Fund
- Hispanic scholarships
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
- Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
- Quality Education for Minorities
- Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education