Guidance - Senior Class Resources
Affordable Colleges Foundation
Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Delaware that offer online college programs. Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions. Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. Access the college guide at http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/delaware/
Below you’ll find resources for College Admission testing:
- ACT test – used for college admissions, an alternative to the SAT
- Advanced Placement (AP) tests – information about AP testing
- SAT Subject Tests
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – about the CLEP program
- PSAT – Preliminary SAT
Questions about these tests? Ask your School Counselor.
*Fee Waivers - If you are currently on free or reduced lunch, you may be eligible for fee waivers for college admissions test - see your school counselor.
Need to Access and/or Send Your College Board (PSAT, SAT) scores?
1. Visit CollegeBoard and sign in. Utilize the "forgot username/forgot password" feature if you can't remember your login information.
2. If you are sure you never created an account, please do so.
3. Once you access your account, you will see options to view and send scores. Follow those prompts.
4. If you have any issues with this process, contact your School Counselor.
Most Popular Links:
- College Board – The SAT test (registering, dates, deadlines, reports) plus all sorts of testing and college preparation information
- The Princeton Review – all sorts of college information
- ACT – the ACT test and other resources
- Federal Student Aid Site – Federal Student Aid Site for students, parents and counselors
- FinAid – Student aid resource site
- Delaware Student Success
- School Guide With its easy-to-use search engine, students can browse the guide listing of over 3,000 colleges and search regional college fair and financial aid information.
- Education Planner - planning for life after high school
- Peterson's - college planning
Personality and Career Assessment:
- Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide – link your favorite subject in school to a possible career
- The Vocational Information Center
To get important information about eligibility for playing sports in college, go to the NCAA Clearinghouse website.
Online Education Links:
- Delaware Online Course and Program Offerings
- Capella University – degree programs listed by professional focus
- Kaplan University – includes financial aid info
- DeVry University – includes links to all campus locations
- Top 100 National Universities – US News & World Report
- College and University Rankings – a list of different ranking sites
Two Year College Resource:
- Community College Review – profiles of community and junior colleges
What are my Chances at This School?
- Go4College– quantifies your chances of getting in using percentages
Scholarships and Financial Aid:
- Fast Web – Financial Aid and Scholarship Search
- Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)
- FinAid – Financial aid, college scholarships and student loans
- Financial aid calculator
- Broke Scholar - search scholarship awards
- Historically Black Colleges
- United Negro College Fund
- American Indian Higher Education Consortium
- Department of Education/Office of English Language Acquisition
- Jewish resource for colleges
- Gates Millennium Scholars Fund
- Hispanic scholarships
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
- Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
- Quality Education for Minorities
- Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education
Students With Disabilities:
- Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders
- Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
- Learning Disability Resources
- National Center for Learning Disabilities
- Federation for Children with Special Needs
- Learning Disabilities Online
All seniors applying to college should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA is used to apply for federal financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans). Also, many colleges, universities, and career schools use your FAFSA information to award state and college aid. The FAFSA is necessary to be considered for the SEED and INSPIRE scholarships.
Students and their parents may begin the FAFSA on or after October 1st. Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students and parents need a PIN to “sign” the online FAFSA, make corrections to the application, and more. PINs are available at any time. The process is free. Never pay to apply for federal financial aid.