Thinking about going to college? Not sure where to go or where to start? Your best resource is to meet with your College/Career Information Coordinator. They will help you get organized, guide you through this process, and answer any questions you may have.
These students thought they could not go to college because of the obstacles they faced...cost, grades, responsibilities, felling overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Visit this website to hear their stories: youcango.collegeboard.org.
- www.mdgo4it.mhec.maryland.gov - wealth of info and resources to assists high school students plan and prepare for college.
- www.strivescan.com/virtual/ - virtual presentations for students to explore college opportunities; hear from admissions counselors; gain important college knowledge exploring 400+ presentations and information sessions; 500+ colleges and universities.
- explore.cialfo.co/webinars - view recordings of university presentations and/or take video tours of campuses.
- www.collegeresults.org - examine colleges' graduation rates, and see how those rates have changed over time; compare graduation rates of similar colleges serving similar students; learn about colleges' track records in graduating diverse groups of students.
- www.campustours.com - great information plus interactive Maps and Virtual tours.
- scholarships.com - college matchmaker; search based on a number of criteria
- www.fairtest.org/university/optional - colleges & universities that do not use SAT/ACT scores for admission. Note:always double check with the institution's official site to confirm their admission requirements.
- www.onlinecolleges.net - database of online colleges & universities
- www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org - using analysis based on 10,000,000+ data points from thousands of schools, use this website to research some of the most affordable colleges in the country.
- CollegeCovered.com - a FREE resource to help students and families plan and pay for college.
Information for First Generation College Students
- www.collegegreenlight.com - connecting first generation and underrepresented students to caring colleges, generous scholarships, and life-changing counselors and mentors.
- www.imfirst.org - an online community celebrating first-generation college students and supporting those who will be.
Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success
- www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org - the Coalition has developed a free platform of online tools to streamline the experience of applying to college. The initial iteration of the platform—including applications for admission to Coalition schools—is now available for students in high school. The Coalition also offers fee waiver to low-income students.
Information for Students with Disabilities
- www.mdod.maryland.gov - State of Maryland DOD website. Resources for students with disabilities.