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The Admission Process


Standardized tests are just one way to measure a student’s academic preparedness for college, and they’re just one of the many tools colleges use in their admission process. Test scores supplement, but do not replace, other important information.

COLLEGE Entrance Exams

Time Lines for students:


FREE PRACTICE TESTS WEB SITES


Standardized Testing— Lists the standardized tests required for admission to many specific fields in undergraduate and graduate study. Scholarships.com

Collegeboard.com: SAT / SAT Question of the Day

4Tests.com

Exam2Jobs.com

FreeTestPrep.com

Number2.com

March2Success.com

Peterson’s.com

Princeton Review:

Sparknotes

Test Dates Central

Test Prep Review

Free CLEP Practice Tests

College Entrance Exams: Accuplacer
Three Rivers Community College:

How do I prepare for the Accuplacer Placement Test?

Military: ASVAB

WORD OF THE DAY: Merriam-Webster Dictionary


RESOURCES


Life After High School
Designed for middle and high school students, this publication lists a variety of websites to use for planning for college, learning about college entrance exams, tips for study skills, applying to college online and financial aid resources. For those embarking on careers, it includes career/interest match sites, career exploration sites for middle and high school students, and career descriptions.

Connecticut Career Paths 2016 (PDF download)

Connecticut Department of Education

Connecticut Technical High Schools

Directory of Accredited Institutions
The ACCSC Directory includes information on approved vocational programs. Schools may offer avocational and continuing education courses included within the school’s scope of accreditation.

US News & World Report Education
Guide to Admissions

NACAC: Guide to the College Admission Process

Foreign Student Resources — This pamphlet contains information for international students pursuing a degree in the U.S., and students who wish to learn English or obtain a high school equivalency degree.

NCAA Eligibility Center College-Bound Student-Athletes: At this site, you'll find the tools and information you need to begin your college experience.

NCAA Quick Reference Guide
If you wish to participate in NCAA Division I or II athletics, you need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. You need to qualify academically and you will also need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete.

You are responsible for achieving and protecting your eligibility status.

Registering with the Selective Service: http://www.sss.gov


APPLYING TO COLLEGE


Parent College Prep — This checklist is designed to guide you and your college-bound student through the college application process.

Jump-Start Your College Education — Information on earning college credit while in high school, non-credit enrichment programs and academic prep programs to help high school students become familiar with college-level work and potential careers.

Questions to Ask When Choosing A College — A variety of questions students and parents may want to explore with college admissions officers or while visiting college campuses.

Teach in Connecticut — Information for persons seeking to become certified teachers.

Alternate Route to Teacher Certification

Connecticut Tech School Resources

Directory of Accredited Institutions

The ACCSC Directory includes information on approved vocational programs. Schools may offer a vocational and continuing education courses included within the school’s scope of accreditation. For more information on these types of courses, contact ACCSC at 703.247.4212. Student Corner - overview

CONNECTICUT "STEM"CAREERS

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines are used throughout business to provide insight, increase productivity and improve technical capabilities.
For a complete list of STEM occupations click here

Other Helpful Links

Online Nursing Programs

COMMON APPLICATION


The Common Application serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any of our 600 members.

2017-2018 Essay Prompts

Linking the Common App to Naviance:

Common App Account Matching Tutorial for Students

YouTube Videos:

The Application Process: An Overview

How To Guide to the Common Application Website (2015-2016) | Tutorial

Completing the Education Section

Common Application walk through part 6: Activities


TUITION BREAK FOR NEW ENGLAND STUDENTS


The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), through its Regional Student Program (RSP) Tuition Break, provides a significant tuition discount to Connecticut residents, when they enroll at public campuses in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont to pursue specialized degree programs, which are not offered by Massachusetts' state colleges and universities.
Additional information visit the website.

Download Brochure / On-Line Database


APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID:


FAFSA vs CSS Profile - what are they?

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

CSS Profile

Connecticut’s one-stop shop for helping you plan, save and pay for college. They have the information that you need – whether you’re trying to save, looking for scholarships, considering a loan, or just want to figure out how to put it all together. CT Dollars & Sense – a great resource for Connecticut students and their families! https://ctdollarsandsense.com/


SCHOLARSHIPS


MHS Counseling & Career Scholarship News

Naviance Family Connection
Over 350 Scholarship Opportunities listed for students.

TurboTax - Guides and Resources

MHS Financial Aid Workshop

Scholarship search sites

Scholarships.com

UNIGO.com


TRANSCRIPTS


MHS Permission to Release Records form

How to request transcripts though Naviance for:

  • College Transcript
  • Scholarships

Contact

Montville High School

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