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Career & College Planning During Distance Learning

College Admissions Deadlines for Current Seniors
Some colleges have moved their May 1 deadline for housing and deposit payments for fall 2020 admissions. The most recent information should be posted on college websites. You may also visit the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) website for a comprehensive list.

If a high school senior is still deciding on a post-secondary plan, click here for a list of colleges and universities that are still accepting applications.



Financial Aid

If your family's financial situation has changed, be sure to contact your college’s financial aid office to discuss your financial aid package. Click here for a helpful discussion from National Public Radio’s “Life Kit” podcast regarding how to select a college during the COVID-19 crisis.



Instructions for Requesting a Transcript (to apply to college)

The legal record, or proof of your high school education, is called an official transcript. You will need this to apply for college, job opportunities, identification replacement, etc. To request a transcript, please follow the procedure on your school’s counseling website.



Scholarships

Students can login to Naviance for a list of scholarships and deadlines, click on “Colleges” and scroll down to “Scholarships and Money.”



FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Visit https://studentaid.gov/ for general information regarding completing the FAFSA; click here for information specifically related to student aid and COVID-19.



Financial Aid Award Comparison Tool

Financial Aid Analyzer is a helpful financial aid analyzing tool. Download the spreadsheet to help you organize financial aid awards from multiple schools. To learn more about how to understand financial aid award letters, listen to this podcast by the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC).



Testing

College entrance exams like the ACT and SAT have been postponed. Some colleges may make the tests optional for the upcoming application season for the class of 2021. Please contact the college you are interested in to determine its testing policy for the class of 2021. Additional information regarding testing can be found below.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO)

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) programs have adjusted to recent distance learning protocols. Visit the college’s website for the most current information.


College Virtual Tours
Due to COVID-19 many colleges are offering ways for students to experience their campuses online. Click here for a comprehensive list of virtual tours. The following websites offer additional ways to check out a campus:

 



Career and College Preparation

Login to Naviance to:
  • Complete interest inventories (a tool for assessment of your interests in a career, learning style, personality, etc.)
  • Access ACT and SAT test scores
  • Search and compare colleges
  • View and sign up for college visits
  • Track college application materials and deadlines
  • Request transcripts to be sent to colleges
  • Find and apply for scholarships


 NCAA Eligibility COVID-19 Updates
In response to closings, cancellations and changes related to COVID-19, the NCAA Eligibility Center is closely monitoring the impact on students and their ability to meet NCAA initial-eligibility requirements. The organization will post more information here in the coming days to assist prospective student-athletes.