ACT & SAT
ACT & SAT Prep Programs
A number of organizations and colleges and universities offer programs to students to help them develop skills and explore career options. One can find programs that expose students to life on campus, enrichment opportunities, and more. Click the link to find a list of popular programs in Kentucky, across the country, and across the globe. Most of the programs listed occur during the summer months however, application and registration deadlines may be much earlier.
High School Student Self-Assessment Form
The Self-Assessment Form can be used to track a student's activities and honors during their high school years. It will be invaluable when it comes time to request recommendations and complete college applications. If you are typing in data please make sure that you save the document to your computer, ipad or dropbox.
College Application Check List
Financial Aid & Scholarships
In order to receive scholarships and grants from colleges and universities, most require you to have filled out the FAFSA. You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending colleges. Be sure to have all the necessary information before applying. It is best to apply for FASFA starting Jan. 1st of each year. www.fafsa.ed.gov
Some will also require the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application (fee required).
Some colleges will automatically consider you for all types of aid when you submit your application. Some do have special scholarship for which you will need to apply. Check the individual college websites for details. You should also contact your college's Financial Aid Office and make an appointment to discuss how they can assist with your tuition.
There are many resources available to assist in your college financial aid. One that is free and easy to use is www.tuitionfundingsources.com. This website has no advertising and is the largest scholarship database.
KHEAA Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority not only offers scholarship information, but information on financial aid, FAFSA, private loans, and savings plans. It is a valuable college planning tool designed to help parents and students with every aspect of college. www.kheaa.com
There are a number of insurance companies and organizations which offer scholarships. Check out the opportunities at http://www.obrella.com/resources/insurance-scholarships/
Planning a College Visit
If you are planning a college visit, you must complete the Notification of Absence Form and print the College Verification Form. Please utilize any of our days off for college visits and be sure to call ahead of time to set up your visit with the college.
Common Application Process
What is the Common Application?
The Common Application (known as the Common App (www.commonapp.org) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to public and private colleges and universities. There are over 500 public and private colleges and universities that use the Common Application. When you submit your Common Application, you must invite the school guidance counselor to complete the School Report and other forms. You will also send an invite to your teachers for recommendations.
For information on how to submit your Common Application, please go to www.commonapp.org/eLearning/Submission.htm