SENIOR COUNSELING CORNER
Welcome, SENIORS and other COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS!
This page is dedicated to sharing important information withCOLLEGE-BOUND students and their parents.There are helpful websites for post-secondary education opportunities, college entrance and scholarship searches, as well as current information about the ACT.
WEBSITES These arefree scholarship searches!
www.admissions.com– Comprehensive online resource for college information.
www.cappex.com –“College Search Made Simple” FREEcollege and SCH search tool. View enhanced college profiles and reviews for 3,000+ colleges; “What are My Chances” calculator; admissions stats and detailed majors; tuition and financial aid information;$11 billion in Merit SCH’s.
www.christianconnector.com – FREE Christian college information service; also, a$2500 scholarship drawing.
www.college.gov – Why to go, How to go, How to pay for college/other postsecondary programs.
www.college-scholarships.com –Offers information on SCH’s, college admission and contact information, traditional colleges, HBCU’s, colleges for women, Christian colleges, colleges for students with learning disabilities, career schools, vocational schools.
www.CollegeWeekLive.com** –Browse information on 100’s of colleges; chat with admissions rep’s and show your interest; video chat with current college students and get a feel for student life; watch videos featuring admissions experts and get great advice and answers; and learn about scholarships/financial aid.
www.ConsumerReports.org/college — FREE guide for prospective college students, to navigate the steps in college research and selection.
www.elearning.makingitcount.com–FREEresource provides interactive overview of college funding process, information aboutFAFSA, types of financial aid, and more. Making College Financial Planning Count.
www.EnrichmentAlley.com– Comprehensive database of summer, school year, and gap yearenrichment programs.
www.finaid.org** –FREEcomprehensive guide to student financial aid.
www.gocollege.com –FREEscholarships & financial services;ACT/SAT test prep; and more!
www.KnowHow2Go.com–Advice on preparing for college; college students post their tips on their blog.
www.meritaid.com– Scholarship search and college matching.
www.scholarships.com** – FREEscholarship search and financial aid information.
www.studentaid.ed.gov**– “Financial Aid and Scholarship Wizard” –FREEscholarship search.
www.studentaid.ed.gov/collprep – “College Prep Checklist.”
www.TalentSpotz.com–The college clearinghouse forStudent Musicians. Free resume listing; information about non-traditional music programssuch as guitar, music therapy, audio engineering, and the commercial music industry. Gain access to every college/university Music Department in the U.S.
www.unigo.com** –Short for ‘University Go,’ this site is generated 100% by college students. Features rankings of intellectual life, campus safety, political activity, Greek life, sports culture, etc.
www.youniversitytv.com** –Offers videos of 400 four-year institutions all over the U.S. Videos show campus landmarks, indroduce students and faculty, and describe some of the course offerings.
** – Highly recommended websites.
IV. ACT www.actstudent.org – Ph. (319) 337-1270
Registering for the ACT:
Broadmoor High School’s code is 190-183
Where given the choice,PLEASErespondYES about having your test scores sent to your high school.
If youhopeto qualify for aTOPS scholarship, be sure to usecode 1595in the field for College & Scholarship Choices – so that your ACT score will be sent toLouisiana Office ofStudentFinancialAssistance (LOSFA)
EducationalOpportunityService(EOS)–markYES, in order to receive information about educational, scholarship, career, and financial aid opportunities from colleges, governmental agencies, ACT, and other organizations.
Eligible students may use a total oftwo (2)fee waiversEVER, to cover the cost of the ACT Assessment or the ACT Plus Writing. Eligible students are those who: receive public assistance;are a ward of the state; reside in a foster home;receive free or reduced lunch;are involved in Upward Bound;ORwhose family income is at a certain level. [See counselor at your lunch shift to obtain an ACT fee waiver.]
When registering online, you must upload a photograph of yourself (head shot only). Be sure to print out yourAdmission Ticketbefore logging out.
Taking the ACT Assessment:
On test day, be sure to arrive as EARLY as 7:30 a.m., but no later than 8:00 a.m., and be sure to take. . . . . . . . . .
Photo ID– This can be school ID, driver’s license or state ID. It is absolutely MANDATORYto have aphoto ID!
Admission Ticket–You must have your Admission Ticket with your photograph on it.
Calculator– Be sure to check the ACT registration booklet for a list of approved calculators
Two #2 pencils
Long-sleeve clothing— it’s sometimes quite chilly in testing rooms.