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Considering College?

Okay, if you’re considering college at all it’s time to get serious about the planning.  Below you’ll find a few very useful web sites and a list of books you can checkout at the library.  Start planning for college as soon as possible.  It’s really tough when you enter your senior year of high school and find out you haven’t quite taken the right steps to get you where you want to go.

These sites are filled with helpful information about every aspect of getting into college, including action plans in high school, college visits, admissions, examinations, financial aid, etc.

CollegeBoard
EduTrek
Peterson’s College Planner
Student Aid on the Web

Also,  do you want practice before taking your AP exams or the SAT?  These are only a few of the sample exams you can take on our LearningExpressLibrary database.  Create an account using your library card number as your username and a password of your choosing.

Below are specific topics chosen from the sites above.

Action Plans for each grade level
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

College Application Calendar beginning the summer before senior year

Home-schooled Students & Admissions

College MatchMaker

Choosing a School 

Community College Finder 

When to Visit 

Major & Career Profiles

How Financial Aid Works

All right, now that you’re in, you need to know what to take with you.  Get packing!

Off to College Checklist