Prospective College Students
Preparing for College
Finding Your Personality
Discovering your personalities and qualities will help you achieve greater success in the future. Review the following resources for more information.
Enhancing Academic Skills
Your academic skills consist of study habits, reading, writing, note-taking, and communication skills. Improving these skills will boost your performance in college and your remaining high school education. The following sources provide addition information.
Entrance exams are typically required in the admissions process. Check with each university you are interested in and be sure to take the correct exam. The following links provide additional information.
Preparing for a college education can be quite challenging. Be sure to read the following resources to facilitate the process.
Exploring Career and Major Options
When preparing for college, it is a good idea to research and observe different careers and majors available. Even if a student has already determined what their future might be, something else might become interesting!
Transition from High School to College
There is a large difference between a high school education and a college education. Knowing how to transition smoothly allows more concentration on the academics and a greater chance of succeeding.
Choosing a College
Selecting Possible Colleges
Selecting a list of possible colleges is the first step in choosing a college. Use the following college finders and resources to help you.
- National Center for Educational Statistics - College Finder
- Collegeboard.com - College Selection Application
- Collegeboard.com - Creating a College List
- Selectingcolleges.com - Creating a Final List
- Adventures in Education - Types of Colleges
- Collegeboard.com - College Fairs
- Collegeboard.com - College Visits
- Sparknotes.com - The Basics of Choosing a College
- Getreadyforcollege.org - Visit the Campus
Applying for College
The application process can be confusing. Browse the following resources which provide an inside look of where to start and how.
All colleges have different requirements that need to be met before your application will be reviewed. The following links provide information on the most common types of application requirements.
Financing for College
Financial Aid / Scholarships
Financial aid is a valuable resource that can ease the burden of a college tuition. Learn the different types of aid available to you and how to apply for them.
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