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Planning for college

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Things to Know
Picking the right college for you comes down to many different factors: cost; location; programs or areas of study offered; and class sizes are just a handful of some of things you might consider as you're choosing a college that works for you. Luckily, there are a number of different resources that you can use to help you narrow down your college search and pick the right school for you. 

Every college has an application fee - contact each school and ask for a waiver, if needed.

You receive four free choices to send ACT/SAT results to potential colleges. After those are used, there is a charge of $15 per school, so choose wisely when registering.

Most colleges have a Supplemental Application form in addition to the Common Application, so read carefully. Be sure to get feedback on your essay response.

Get your references early and tell them to check for reference emails.


The PSAT exam in October is an opportunity to practice for the SAT and determines eligibility for National Merit Scholarships. Plan to take your ACT and/or SAT tests in December or February and again in April or June. Be sure to prepare for the exam using test prep books available at the public library or through online prep programs.

PDF October 2020 Virtual College Fairs   --  Flyer for upcoming virtual college fairs in October 2020
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