Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning - Late High School Curriculum Grades 11 and 12
A six-session curriculum from the National Association for College Admission Counseling for Grades 11 and 12 for helping students assess where they are in the college planning process.
Campus Visit Checklist
Not everything you need to know about a college or university campus is included on the PR tour. This checklist provides a list of formal and informal activities that students' may use to gain a realistic view of the campus culture.
Factors in the Admission Decision
College and university admission committees consider a variety of factors when reviewing applications for incoming students. This resource discusses the factors and the degree to which they are taken into account. Includes data from a an NACAC Admission Trends Survey.
Guide to the College Admission Process
This informational booklet from the National Association of College Admission Counselors presents a comprehensive look at the college admission process from preparations for application and application construction to acceptance/rejection letter receipt.
Before You Apply
This resource guides students through a self-assessment to be conducted before starting a college search. By determining wants, needs, values, goals, etc., students will be able to more effectively select colleges with the appropriate climate and programs.
How To Recruit Colleges: The Arts Applicant’s Role as a College Recruiter
For a student of the arts with a distinct, identity-based talent, the college application process can be more of a college recruitment process. This resource discusses the specialized application criteria often required of young artists such as portfolios or auditions. Also suggests investigative questions to ask regarding job placement in various arts careers.
My Future, My Way: First Steps Toward College
This workbook, produced by the U.S. Department of Education Federal Financial Aid, provides introductory information for middle and junior high school students regarding education beyond high school and how to finance it.
Choosing a Vocational School
This resource developed by the Federal Trade Commission offers advice for selecting a reputable vocational school for learning a trade or skilled vocation.
Diploma Mills: Degrees of Deception
In this resource from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division, diploma mills are defined and warning signs of unaccredited programs delineated.
MEFA's Early College Planning Workbook
This resource for middle school-age students discusses the preparations students need to make for the college planning process.
College Comparison Worksheet
This graphic organizer will help students to directly compare qualities and characteristics of three colleges and universities, thus enabling them to distinguish important similarities and differences.