- College Exploration
- In the spring of the junior year, each junior and his/her parents are invited to meet with the counselor regarding college search and post high school planning. In this meeting, discussions pertain to student and parent responsibilities, researching colleges, internet information, and the college application process. In most instances, this is the first step on the road to selecting colleges that are right for the student.
- Student Responsibilites
- • Meet with your counselor to discuss college plans.
- • Discuss financing your education with your parents.
- • Attend local college nights.
- • Visit colleges of interest, preferably while classes are in session.
- • Contact teachers seeking letters of recommendation.
- • Write your personal statement during the summer months.
- • Secure all applications by September.
- • Notify counselor of need to send transcript and additional official information when necessary.
- • Report acceptances and rejections to counselor and guidance secretary when available.
- Parent Responsibilities
College Panning Night ~ Thursday, October 11, 2012 ~ 7:00 pm in HP Theater
District College Planning Night ~ Monday, March 11, 2013 ~ 6:30pm in WP Theater
If you and your parents have any questions about the college application questions, please make an appointment with your Guidance Counselor.
Junior Parent Night Presentation
HP Guidance Staff
- • Help son or daughter explore college choices.
- • Assist with obtaining college applications.
- • Be aware of college costs.
- • Plan a family visit to colleges including campus tours.
- • Make an appointment with your counselor in the spring of the junior year to discuss realistic choices.
- • Make sure all college and guidance department deadlines are met.
- • Check on the progress of applications with the admissions office of the various colleges.
- • Be available for consultation with students and parents.
- • Arrange for college representatives to visit the high school.
- • Publicize testing, college, and scholarship information.
- • Maintain college and vocational library.
- • Keep scholarship information updated.
- • Prepare and mail transcripts and applications.
- • Act as a liaison between student and admission counselors when necessary.
College Counseling on the Internet
National Association for College Admission Counseling
· Links to colleges, college admissions offices and locations and dates for national college fairs.
· Created by MIT students & posts 7,800 students' comments on life at various colleges.
· A simple college search engine, which generates a list based on personal preferences.
Best College Planning Links
· Links to The College Board, FAFSA, and the US News & World Report, and more.
Colleges by State
· An extensive list of each college in each state.
· Higher Education Student Assistance Authority provides financial aid information.
College Prep 101
· This is the college process in a nutshell.
· The most complete list of two-year colleges.
Campus Virtual Tours
· Offers links to the virtual tours of more than 800 U.S. colleges & universities.
Other Useful College Search and Information Websites