College Planning

Just getting started or midway through? Follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the College Search Form.

  2. Fill out the Brag Sheet. (Click File > Download to open in Word).

  3. Get your resume in tip-top shape. For a sample, click here.

  4. Visit the websites and links listed below for more information regarding testing, searching for colleges, scholarships/financial aid info and more.

  5. Interested in applying for scholarships? View our Scholarship packet below.

  6. Check in regularly with your guidance counselor, who will help you with all aspects of your college planning process.

Instructions for Downloading Documents

  • Click on the Download link next to the form you want to use.

  • If you are prompted, click Open. (Otherwise, the file will be downloaded to your Downloads folder. To open the file from your Downloads folder, go to My Computer > Downloads.)

  • If you are filling out an Excel form, simply start typing in the Name box and tab to the next field to continue.

  • To save this form, click File > Save As and save it in your My Documents.

ACT Website

Article on Senioritis.pdf

College Board by Season.pdf

College Board Website

College Interview.pdf

College Planning Tips for Juniors.tif

Dispelling the Myths about the SAT and College Admissions.pdf

FAFSA Website

Federal Student Aid Information

How to Apply to College Online.pdf

How To Choose a College That's right for you.pdf

How to Select Your Courses.pdf

My Future

My Next Move

NCAA Website

Number 2 Website

Plan Your High School Course Selections.pdf

Princeton Review

SAT, ACT, Both or Neither.pdf

SAT vs. ACT.pdf

Sports at College.pdf

Test Taking Article.pdf

The Bureau

The Common Application

VSAC Website

Scholarship details and deadlines (note the deadlines are based on 2018-2019 deadlines and some are subject to change)

How not to get trapped by senioritis!

These guidelines are provided by the College Board as to what seniors can do by season to apply for colleges.

This site can help walk students through the college process from taking the SAT's, to applying to a college, to finding scholarships and financial aid.

Questions that college interviewers may ask with helpful hints on how to form successful answers.

If you are an 11th grader, this article offers some great tips for college planning during junior year.

Find answers to many of the common SAT and college admission myths.

Complete the Free Application for Federal and Student Aid online.

Information regarding how to apply to college via the Internet

An article on making the decision as to which college is best for you.

Creating a solid academic portfolio starts with this article!

Career information, resume, cover letter and interview help.

Research careers. Free interest inventory!

Learn about eligibility and recruiting. Register for the NCAA clearinghouse.'s online test preparation courses are totally free! By creating an account you can access a customized course that includes user-friendly tutorials, practice sessions that dynamically adapt to each student's ability level, a vocabulary builder, and more.

Another article explaining what colleges look for in terms of courses taken in high school.

Do a college search, learn about the SAT, research colleges, career information.

Not sure which test you should take? Click here for help with that decision.

Information comparing the SAT and ACT tests.

Parents, this is a helpful article regarding improving your child's test-taking skills.

Starting in August of senior year, a student can create an account in order to complete one application that can be used for thousands of different colleges.

VSAC manages student loans and provides extensive resources through their website. At this site, you can calculate expected family contributions, and do college and career planning.