Though the summer months offer much needed respite from the rigors of academics, the guidance department would like to remind you that the post-secondary planning process doesn't actually end with the close of the school year. With that in mind, we strongly suggest you use this time to conduct some college research independently so you will be prepared to make informed choices when the new school year begins. We have prepared some tips to get you started with this process.
When school resumes, schedule an appointment with your guidance counselor early on in the year. It is your responsibility to make an appointment with your guidance counselor. Meetings with college advisors from outside agencies do not replace meetings with your guidance counselor. Please be aware that your counselor's role is to assist you with this process through discussion, dissemination of information, and by providing you with additional resources for exploration. We cannot do your research for you. Yu are expected to be an active participant in this process!
Collegeboard.com provides in-depth information about 2 and 4 year colleges, college matchmaker, and career and major profiles. If you have not already done so, you should create a user name and password now.
Readysetgotocollege.com offers step by step college planning sponsored by the Dept. of Ed.
Teri.org offers in-depth college planning services including technical schools, short-term training programs and assistance with financial aid.
Massmentor.edu offers information on public/private colleges in Massachusetts.
CollegeBasics.com offers college admissions tips and insider secrets about planning for college, applying for college, financial aid, admissions essays, college interviews, and much more.