The College Board Online: www.collegeboard.org:
This is an excellent site for SAT and PSAT information and to register online for standardized tests. There is a wealth of important information on this site.
Students will use this tool throughout high school for career exploration and college planning. See your school counselor if you need login information.
Petersons Education and Career Center: www.petersons.com:
Access information on colleges and universities, careers and education, summer programs, financing education, testing preparation, etc.
Common Application: www.commonapp.org:
Download the common application from this site.
Campus Tours: www.campustours.com:
Visit this highly interactive site for virtual tours of colleges and university campuses. This site is user-friendly as a good introduction to a number of campuses.
Business, Trade and Technical Schools: www.RWM.org/rwm/:
Access information about private, postsecondary schools throughout the United States. This site also allows students to search by location or trade.
This is a user-friendly college search tool for the student beginning the search process.
NCAA Guide for the Student-Athlete: www.ncaa.org:
Information provided by NCAA for students, parents and coaches. Eligibility requirements, scholarship and recruiting information is provided on this site.
College planning time line:
Sept-Dec Discuss college/career options with your family.
Take the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) in October and discuss the
results with your counselor.
Jan-Feb Meet with your School Counselor to plan your academic program for your senior year, and receive valuable information regarding
Do a college search on Naviance.
March-June Begin to gather supporting data for your college or job applications (seek recommendations, prepare a resume, begin to write your personal statement / essay).
Attend National College Fair in Syracuse (information regarding this event will be mailed to you in March/April).
Gather data from various schools. Visit colleges or vocational sites during Spring.
Take the SAT I and ACT. Discuss which SAT subject tests (if any) to take in June.
Review application process and instructions for your colleges.
September Register to take SAT/ACT if necessary.Meet with your counselor to finalize academic requirements for graduation.
Review college and career information.
Listen to daily announcements for information regarding schedule of college reps’ visits to CHS, scholarships, employment, etc.
Finish seeking recommendations from teachers, coaches, activity advisors, or employers.
Meet with your counselor if you are applying for Early Decision.
Oct-Dec Meet with your counselor.
Complete applications (Early Decision deadlines are as early as November). Most may be completed online. If you apply online,
please notify your counselor so that he/she may send your supplemental information. If you use a paper application,
please bring the application to your counselor. All applications will be mailed from the Counseling office.
Take any required tests (SAT I, ACT and SAT II) if necessary.
Attend Financial Aid Night presentation.
Jan-Feb If you intend to apply for financial aid, file the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. Some colleges may also request
additional forms such as the PROFILE.
Request that midyear grades be sent to the colleges that require them.
Mar-May Notify colleges if you are declining admission, and send housing/tuition deposits to the school you will attend.
Inform your counselor of your future plans.