College & Career Resources
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
- Collegeboard: SAT Registration
Materials to Download:
Student Registration Guide
Key to College Opportunity
Getting Ready for the SAT
Getting Ready for the SAT Subject Tests
- ACT Student Registration
Question of the Day
PREPARING FOR THE ACT® COLLEGE READINESS ASSESSMENT Booklet (PDF Download)
Time Lines for students:
- Are U Ready for College? (Naviance Family Connection Booklet)
- College Planning Timelines (Petersons.com)
- Planner Timelines by Grade (OKCollegeStart.org)
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
College Entrance Exams: Accuplacer
Three Rivers Community College:
WORD OF THE DAY: Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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)
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
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.
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
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
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.
Linking the Common App to Naviance:
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.
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID:
- How to obtain codes for colleges/universities?
- Is there a cost? YES
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/
Naviance Family Connection
Over 350 Scholarship Opportunities listed for students.
Scholarship search sites
MHS Permission to Release Records form
- College Transcript