School Counseling

Links

NAVIANCE
NAVIANCE

This program is used for college search, career search, resume building, scholarships, links to college websites, college applications and communicating with the School Counseling Department.

http://connection.naviance.com/northhavenhs

COLLEGE SEARCH PROCESS - START HERE
NAVIANCE
Use the college search feature through your Naviance account! You can match your preferences and interests, view where other NHHS students have been accepted and more!
http://connection.naviance.com/northhavenhs

NACAC

GREAT place to start! Checklists, timelines, information. These are the experts!

http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/Pages/Default.aspx

PARENT GUIDE TO THE COLLEGE PROCESS
http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/Documents/GuideforParents.pdf

GUIDE TO THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/Documents/GCAP2011_Web.pdf

BIG FUTURE - COLLEGE SEARCH AND APP PROCESS

This site is one stop for everything related to the college search and application process. It includes a parent action plan for every grade and financial aid process information. A great resource!

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents

COLLEGEBOARD
You can conduct a college search on the collegeboard website.
http://www.collegeboard.com

COLLEGE WEEK LIVE
Interact with different colleges! This is a great place to have questions answered and further refine your college search.
http://www.collegeweeklive.com

COLLEGES OFFERING EXTRA SUPPORT-FOR LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
This site lists colleges/universities who offer additional support for students with disabilities or learning difficulties.
http://www.college-scholarships.com/learning_disabilities.htm

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS: COMMON APP, CTMENTOR
COMMON APPLICATION (Start Here!)
Many colleges use this one application. You must start here to begin your application and transcript request process.
http://commonapp.org

CT Colleges/CT Mentor
This is a resource for Connecticut colleges.
http://ctmentor.org

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
NHHS SCHOLARSHIP LIST VIA NAVIANCE
Scholarships are viewable through your Naviance account. Click the link, sign in and scroll to the bottom of the College tab. Click on "Scholarship List".
http://connection.naviance.com/northhavenhs

Fee Waivers: SAT & College Application

Students who register for the SAT utilizing a fee waiver (available in Guidance) are elgibile for 4 college application fee waivers.

http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/applications/fee-waivers

Scholly App

This new app is inexpensive and helps link you to scholarships!

https://www.myscholly.com/

FAFSA

All seniors who wish to apply for financial aid (for college) must complete this form. The form is available to be completed starting January 1st of your senior year. DO NOT pay someone to fill this form out for you! It is free and simple to complete on your own. There are websites and services out there who will try to obtain your business. This is not necessary.

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

FREE FAFSA HELP-COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY

This organization offers free assistance in completing the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) at local community colleges.

http://www.collegegoalsundayusa.org/

FASTWEB
http://www.fastweb.com

SCHOLARSHIPS.COM
http://www.scholarships.com

FEDERAL STUDENT AID PUBLICATIONS
http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/pubs

SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

This is a new website with access to scholarship and grant information.

Please always use caution when providing personal information through websites.

http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/

FOR ATHLETES
NEGOTIATING ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozNaGJKT8H0

NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE
http://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp

QUESTIONS TO ASK A COLLEGE COACH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1WCMeH9yJY

TESTING (SAT & ACT)
SAT

You will register for the SATs through the College Board website. You will be asked to create an account. This is the place where you will also request your SAT scores to be sent to colleges and check your score! Check here for SAT dates as well.

 

www.collegeboard.com

ACT

Register to take the ACT! Juniors are recommended to take the exam in June at a local area high school.

http://actstudent.org/regist/dates.html

COLLEGES WHO DON'T REQUIRE SATs
Fair Test
This link provides the most updated list of colleges/universities who do not require the SAT as part of their application requirements. Some schools have now made it optional.
http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional

OTHER
Online Degree Programs, Scholarships
http://www.online-degrees-and-scholarships.com/

Additional Online Degree Programs, Scholarships
http://www.college-scholarships.com/

Counseling Services - NAMI

Free or subsidized counseling services are available. Check with the National Alliance on Mental Illness

http://www.nami.org