- Prepare to take the ACT/SAT
*Some universities are waiving test scores due to COVID.
- Schedule and visit campuses over summer break
*3 visits are permitted during the school year.
- Start the application process early!
*Some schools you visit will give you a "code" to enter that waives the application fee.
*Scholarship opportunities are available at specific schools but you have to be an accepted student first.
- Look for scholarships
*Scholarship Owl - this website is an accumulator of scholarships
*Mrs. Neri-Hamer, Guidance Counselor from IU will send out periodic emails to juniors/seniors with scholarships that have become available.
- Complete the FAFSA
*FAFSA opens in October. Compete it as early as possible and submit it to universities/colleges your student is interested in attending.
College & Career Pathfinder
College Affordability and Transparency Center
Designed by the U.S. Dept. of Education to provide better information to student and parent consumers about college costs
College Board (JCS school code: 391800)
Sign up for SATs, get your scores, find scholarships, get admissions requirements for all colleges, take practice tests, and more
Find statistics on U.S. colleges and universities ~ from the U.S. Dept. of Education
Apply for Federal financial aid online
Free and innovative SAT prep that works!
The Real Guide to Colleges and Universities
Scholarship and Financial Aid Websites
Comprehensive list of sources for loans, grants, and scholarships from JCS Guidance
Information from UNESCO about how to select a college when studying in foreign countries
What Can I Do With a Major In…
Site created by USCW tells you what kind of jobs you might be eligible for with any given college major–great site!
Video tours of thousands of colleges and universities
A great source for employment, job search and career education information across the world
Explore careers, work experience & education options
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Hundreds of different kinds of jobs
Help from JobStar Central with writing resumes and cover letters
Salary by State: Where Can You Really Earn the Most?
From Rasmussen College’s Career Center