The College & Career Center is a resource area for students and parents to seek information and guidance for educational career paths beyond high school. Take a look at what we have to offer on our webpage.
Please contact Susan Metzler if you have any questions or to set up an appointment.
The easiest way for a student to sign up for a college visit is to:
1. Sign into Family Connection (Naviance link).
2. Enter Student ID# for E-Mail and enter Student Birthdate (MMDDYYYY) where it asks for Password.
3. Go to the Colleges tab.
4. Click View All Upcoming Visits.
5. Click Sign Up for the college visit you wish to attend.
6. Click the Sign Me Up button. This will produce a “Confirmation” highlighted green box
FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE NOTE!
While universities have financial aid deadlines posted, most strongly advise that you have your materials in two weeks prior in case there are any issues they need to review with you prior to the deadline. So plan on having your paperwork in sooner than the deadline!
FAFSA - Application for Federal Student Aid, Opens October 1, 2018 for 2019-2020 School Year.
CollegeBoard.org - Helpful for narrowing down colleges based on what you are looking for in a school as well as SAT registration and viewing scores
College Navigator - Information about specific colleges from the U.S. Department of Education
College Answer - Planning Guide from Sallie Mae
UNIGO.COM - College reviews written for students by students
UCAN - From the University and College Accountability Network
Information on applying to NAU, ASU, or UA Start Now, Arizona!
There are different ways to prepare for college admissions, the SAT and/or the ACT. Some students prefer going to a class, while others like working one-on-one with a tutor. Students who have busy schedules may find that online test prep is the best for them.
Arizona public universities – ASU, NAU, UofA - do not require you to submit the SAT or ACT for admission purposes. In some circumstances, they can help you gain admission if your GPA is not as strong. However, you have to submit scores in order to be considered for merit scholarships.
We have some test prep books in the College and Career Center that you are welcome to borrow. I just ask that you return them as soon as you take your test as other students are waiting to use them. If you have any test prep books or study materials that you purchased and no longer need, we accept donations!
We cannot recommend one method or company to you – we can only provide you with options and information.
We post job openings as a service to our students and the local community. Please contact the individual employers to make sure openings still exist.
The vast majority of scholarship money comes from individual colleges and universities. A strong GPA and good standardized (ACT or SAT) test scores are the key to earning merit mid. Best of all, merit aid is usually renewable each year if you keep your grades up. Students can spend hours applying to individual scholarships with no guarantee of winning anything. While some Arcadia students do win small scholarships, the dollar amount offered to our students from colleges in Merit Aid is amazing. Study hard, challenge yourself academically, get good grades, prepare for the SAT or ACT, become involved in your community - then if you have time to apply for scholarships, do it! Community based scholarships sometimes come through the College and Career Center. They are mostly available in the spring and they are mainly for seniors. I have a Google Form (link below) that you can complete to help me identify scholarship candidates at Arcadia.
Raise.Me is a way to earn micro-scholarships starting in the 9th grade! Participating colleges, including ASU, UofA, and others from all over the country. Micro scholarships are awarded for grades, test scores, and activities. It's a good way for students to see how their hard work pays off. Below is the link.
Remember, applying for a scholarship takes effort!
FREE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES
MAKE SURE YOU ALSO CHECK NAVIANCE FOR NEW AND UPDATED SCHOLARSHIPS!
INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC COLLEGES AND THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
College and Career Center
480-484-6364 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
College admission representatives can now go to https://repvisits.com to schedule an appointment with our high school.
Concordia University - Irvine
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