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.
Follow PB College & Career Center on Twitter @PB_CareerCenter
Summer Checklist for Rising Seniors (Class of 2022)
Please review the following checklist in regards to suggestions you can take this summer. This will assist in you being ready for your Senior year and help you prepare to apply to colleges.
UPCOMING 21-22 COLLEGE VISITS
Please take a look at the Upcoming 2021-2022 College Visits for the 2021-2022 school year.
NACAC VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS
Register HERE for the upcoming virtual college fairs.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP
Junior & Senior parents, please join us on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:30pm In the Auditorium for Financial Aid Workshop event. Mr. Rob Maddox from St. Mary’s College of Maryland will here to give information on FAFSA, grants, scholarships, loans and more.
IMPORTANT SAT FEE WAIVER INFORMATION
Information for SAT Fee Waivers with College Board can be found below.
Also, if you have not done so yet. Please go to https://www.myschoolapps.com/ to complete the online lunch application to see if you are eligible for the SAT fee waiver.
21-22 SAT & ACT Test Dates*
*Dates are subject to change.
Fall Semester courses begin Monday, August 30th
College Application Process
NAVIANCE - Naviance Student College Search & Application/Recommendations
Select "MCPS Students - Log In With Google" then click on Naviance.
Matching Common App & Naviance Tutorial Video
Requesting Letter of Recommendation Reference Guide
ACT / SAT Testing
- Click here for the most current list of scholarship opportunities!!!
- Common Black College Application - Apply to 63 HBCUs with one application for $20!
- UNCF Scholarships
- MCPS Web Scholarships
- 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 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/