Juniors and seniors are encouraged to visit college campuses throughout the school year. College campus visits are beneficial because students get an opportunity to tour campus and housing; meet advisors, faculty, and students; and even sit in on classes. Students who choose to plan private college visits during school hours must complete the appropriate paperwork in the Student Services Office BEFORE the date of the visit, and there is a limit to how many school day visits each student is allowed. Students could also choose to visit campuses on open house dates, which are typically on weekends.
College is a big decision. To help you, we have provided a list of resources below.
Don’t know where to start?
Make an appointment with your school counselor!
Need help finding schools you might like to attend?
www.scoir.com – Log into your Scoir account to access an extensive college search engine complete with virtual tours.
www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org – Excellent college search engine
https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges – Uses ranking information to help find a match for you
Need help figuring out how to pay for college?
www.goingmerry.com – Free college search engine AND has a free simplified FAFSA application for AJ students.
www.lendedu.com – Lots of good information (including videos) about student loans and scholarships
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/ – Information about federal student grants and loans
https://fafsa.ed.gov/ – To fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA – required to graduate in Illinois)
www.fastweb.com – A free scholarship databasehttps://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ – Info on athletic scholarships and NCAA eligibility