College and Career Resources

NACAC COLLEGE FAIRS

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors announces the virtual college fairs for the spring semester.

Click on the following dates to register:

For more information go to:

Virtual College Fair


SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESOURCES FOR HISPANIC AND LATINX STUDENTS

Hispanic and Latino students looking for a college education should keep a sharp eye out for scholarships and resources that can make a difference. Find some of today's best financial , education, and advocacy resources for Hispanics and Latinxs in 2021.

Paying for college is a tough task, especially if you're doing it alone. The good news is, there are a number of financial aid options available to help, including scholarships and grants. These forms of financial assistance may be the best for college students because they don't require payment. And who doesn't want a little free money to cover tuition, fees, and books?

When it comes to scholarships, you may find big national scholarships as you search. Or 5-figure grants that private companies make available to just about everyone taking a college class. These opportunities are fantastic, but they're also competitive due to the number of people who apply. Instead, more and more college students are looking for narrower scholarships, meaning those created for people just like them. For you, this could be a scholarship for aspiring doctors or nurses, or for Hispanic or Latinx students.

For additional information such as indiviual scholarships available, application process, eligibility, etc..... PLEASE CLICK HERE!!


FREE FAFSA

The NHHEAF Center for College Planning is offering FREE File-a-FAFSA assistance at its College Planning Library in Concord, NH. Please see the attached flyer for dates/times that are available to you. If you need assistance in filing the FAFSA, please call to set up an appointment at the number listed on the flyer. In the recent past, NHHEAF has hosted these events at the high schools, however, this year they will only be offering these appointments at their center. It is a very helpful event and virtually stress free!

Please call NHHEAF at 888-7-GRADUATE, ext. 119 if you have any questions

http://www.nhheaf.org/pdfs/handouts/FAFSAflyer.pdf


AFFORDABLE COLLEGES HELPING WOMEN IN STEM CAREERS

Scholarship, Programs and Organizations Helping Women Bridge the STEM Gender Gap

Affordable Colleges Online has a resource guide for women interested in STEM careers.

If you are interested in additional information, please visit their very informative site by using the link below:

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/women-in-stem


The College Process in the Midst of a Pandemic

How to Find Online Programs Accepting Transfer Credits

www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/transfer-to-online-college/

The following web-site is helpful to determine how courses at the colleges in New Hampshire transfer to other in-state schools. www.nhtransfer.org



HELPFUL WEBSITES AND RESOURCES

The College Board
Registration for CSS Profile: General college and Financial Aid/scholarship information.
www.collegeboard.org

SAT/SAT Subject Test
CollegeBoard Testing registrationsite and college information
www.sat.org

ACT
American College Testing registration site and college information.
www.actstudent.org

National Association of College Admission Counseling
Information on college admissions policies. General college and Financial Aid/scholarship information.
www.nacacnet.org

FAFSA INFORMATION
Federal Financial Aid form and information and application
www.fafsa.ed.gov

New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation
Information on colleges and how to fund your education
www.nhheaf.org

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION AND SCHOLARSHIP
www.fastweb.com
www.finaid.org
www.nhheaf.org
www.studentaid.ed.gov

COMMON APPLICATION
www.commonapp.org

NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM
Information on Regional Programs/Tuition breaks for programs no offered at NH puplic colleges
www.nebhe.org/tuitionbreak

COLLEGE SEARCH INFORMATION
www.petersons.com
www.collegeboard.org
www.barronspac.com


COLLEGE GUIDE FOR STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
The new College Guide for Student with Visual Impairments featured on BestColleges.com
For more information please visit:
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-visual-impairments/


HELPFUL TIPS WHEN VISITING A COLLEGE

The Questions listed below offer some suggestions for issues to consider during your visit.

Physical facilities
A. Geographical location
B. Proximity to other colleges or attractive cultural opportunities
C. Size of the school
D. Size of the freshman class
E. Residence halls

  1. Location of classes and dining room to residence halls
  2. Are they coed? If so, how are they organized(by floor,by suite,by room)?
  3. Are there special residence hails available(single sex,quiet floors,etc.)?
  4. Are there enforced quiet hours? What are the other rules?
  5. Where do freshmen tend to live? Are they grouped together within residence halls or are they randomly distributed?
  6. Are there sufficient rooms for all interested students throughout the four years?

  7. Are most rooms singles, doubles, triples, or suites?

  8. Is there a variety of food plans available?

  9. Do most students stay on campus on the weekends?

F. Admissions

  1. Do you recalculate GPA? If so, how?

  2. Do you require standardized tests?

  3. What are the average GPA and SAT scores used for admissions?

  4. Do you give credit for college courses taken in high school? Are there any limitations?

  5. What are your acceptance rates?

G. Academics

A. How is the school calendar organized? (semester, trimester, 4-1-4)

  1. Are summer programs available or required?
  2. Is there a special winter or January program?
  3. How many courses do students usually take during each term?

B. Alternative study programs

  1. Are there exchange programs with other colleges for a term or for a year?
  2. Are foreign study programs available?
  3. Is Pass-Fail a grading option?

C. Academic policies (These are usually found in the school catalog)

  1. How many courses are needed to graduate?
  2. How soon does a student have to declare a major7
  3. Are there distribution requirements in different subject areas?
  4. Are then any interdisciplinary majors available?
  5. What unusual undergraduate majors are available?
  6. Am I eligible for the honors program?

D. Academic issues

  1. What are class sizes? (Don't use averages.) What differences exist between introductory and advanced classes in terms of size?
  2. Are tutors available?
  3. What departments are particularly distinguished?
  4. Are large classes broken down into discussion sections? Who leads these discussion sections?
  5. Do the "academic stars" of the faculty teach undergraduates?
  6. How competitive is the department in which I am interested?
  7. Can I enter my major immediately, or do I have to wait one or two years? Am I guaranteed entrance to my major field?

E. Attrition rate

  1. For freshmen?
  2. By the end of the senior year?

F. Placement Office

  1. Is there an active placement service here?
  2. What is the placement percentage for students in my major?
  3. Will the Placement Office help me find an internship during school?

G. Student Health Center

  1. Are good hospital or clinic facilities available?
  2. Is there a strong counseling service?

Extracurricular Facilities
A. Computers

  1. What specialized computers and software are available?
  2. Is there high-speed access to the Internet from all dorm rooms?
  3. During which hours are the on-campus computer labs open?

B. Libraries

  1. How extensive are the hours?
  2. Do many students use the library to study7

C. Laboratories

  1. Are there foreign language labs?
  2. Are the science labs available outside of scheduled lab time?
  3. What is the access policy to computer labs throughout campus?

D. Athletics

  1. What are the facilities for men? for women?
  2. What opportunities exist for the non-athletic but interested student?

E. Theater

  1. Are the programs open to non-theatre majors?
  2. Are there student directors

Questions to ask students -

  1. Why did you choose this school?

  2. Where else did you apply?

  3. What do you like about this school?

  4. What don't you like about this school?

  5. What is the social life like here?

  6. Are the classes challenging?

Don't forget
A. Pick up copies of the student newspaper to get a feel for the issues on campus
B. Arrange to eat a meal where the students normally eat.


SAT/ACT RESOURCES

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR PREP OPPORTUNITIES INFORMATION