College & Career Center
College/Career Information Coordinator (CCIC): Mrs. Latasha Kelly
The Paint Branch High School Career Center is designed to help students explore areas of interest as they prepare for their future endeavors. This helps students understand the relationship between what they are learning in high school and other experiences to their post high school choices in business, the military or further educational opportunities. The extensive array of information available in the Career Center is intended to be used as an adjunct to the curriculum for all grade levels. Guest speakers and college representatives are frequent visitors to the Career Center.
The Career Center offers information about careers and colleges including: college majors, essays, and applications; financial aid; scholarships; resume writing; SAT, PSAT, ACT and other tests; and much more. It houses a wide variety of books, catalogues, computer programs with specialized guidance material, test registration forms, videos and other information resources.
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The June SAT is cancelled. The College Board will not be able to administer the SAT or SAT Subject Tests on June 6, 2020. Please visit https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates for additional updates on future SAT testing dates.
College Board AP Updates
Summer Opportunities 2020
The 2020 Summer Opportunities List is now available. You are encouraged to apply early as some of the programs offered will fill up quickly. Please note that some of the programs cost a fee and some may be pretty expensive. The list will be updated periodically in 2020. Please click on the link below. If there is a problem with the link, try copying and pasting into your browser. If you have additional problems, please email me, Latasha_R_Kelly@mcpsmd.org
College Application Process
NAVIANCE - Naviance Student College Search & Application/Recommendations
ACT / SAT Testing
- Scholarships - Click here for most current list of scholarship opportunities
- Common Black College Application - Apply to 53 HBCUs with one application for $35
- MCPS Web Scholarships
- Google classroom code 56ia2i
- Hispanic Scholarships
- Montgomery College Website
- Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) "College 411:Student Guide to Higher Education & Financial Aid In MD"
- 12th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU College Fair)
- Choosing the Right Fit (When Searching For Colleges)
- Choosing a Major
- The Common Application | Common App Tips | Common App PowerPoint
- The Coalition Application | Coalition App PowerPoint
- MCPS College & Career Center resource
- Maryland Colleges and Universities
- Maryland's Academic Common Market : Receive in-state tuition for unique majors at out of state colleges
- FAFSA Link https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
- Financial Aid Calculator - Fafsa4caster
Scholarship Search Sites
- www.fastweb.com - Great site! Profile-based database
- www.tuitionfundingsources.com - Lots of info! Profile-based database
NEW!!! Open Education Database is a great, extensive resource featuring information about MD schools, scholarships, loans, and more! Check it out: oedb.org/maryland/.
The College Scholarship Guide has many great tips and information about the scholarship application process. Check it out: www.thesimpledollar.com/college-scholarship-guide/.
NCAA Clearinghouse Link: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/