College & Career Center
College/Career Information Coordinator (CCIC): Mrs. Latasha Kelly
Dual Enrollment Information /Senior Information/ Financial & Scholarship Information/ SAT information/ College Information/ Service Year/ Other Resources
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.
- Link to the MCPS Dual Enrollment Webpage
- Link to the MC Dual Enrollment Webpage
- ADMISSION & REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
- LIST OF APPROVED COURSES
Frequently Asked Questions
- Financial information that the fall, winter, and spring semesters at MC are at no cost to the student or family.
- Dual enrollment is available to 9-12 grade students, not just 11 and 12.
- Please review the following checklist that will assist with the college process and help you prepare to apply to colleges.
- Senior Checklist
- Seniors, please click here to create a MDCAPS account
- FAQs for Seniors
- 23-24 Senior Fall Presentation
Apply for Scholarships!!
Create Your FSA ID
Use the link below to create your FSA ID (parent & student).
Remember the FAFSA application opens on December 2023.
2023-2024 Financial Aid Workshop
FAFSA & Maryland Scholarships
FAFSA Step-by-Step Guide that walks students and families through each question of the FAFSA, including screenshots and explanations and a FAQ page for students with special circumstances. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/fafsa-questions/
Maryland Scholarship Directory, a list of 100+ vetted scholarships for students across the state, broken down by month. Here is the link: https://standoutcollegeprep.com/washington-dc-and-maryland-scholarships/
- 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
- Bold.org Scholarships
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/.
Register Today for SAT/ACT Prep at Montgomery College
Important SAT Fee Waiver Information
Go to https://www.myschoolapps.com/ to complete the online lunch application to see if you are eligible for the SAT fee waiver.
23-24 SAT & ACT Test Dates (Dates are subject to change)
College Application Process
- NAVIANCE - Naviance Student College Search & Application/Recommendations
- Do you need access to Naviance? Go to https://clever.com/in/mcpsmd
- Select "MCPS Students - Log In With Google" then click on Naviance.
- Matching Common App & Naviance Tutorial Video
- Requesting Letter of Recommendation Reference Guide
Service Year Maryland is a new program recently signed into law by Maryland Governor Wes Moore. A service year is an opportunity to develop real-world skills through hands-on service. There are over 65,000 service year opportunities in a variety of issues all across the country.
- Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) "College 411:Student Guide to Higher Education & Financial Aid In MD"
- NEW: MDCAPS Application Video
- 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
- NEW: How To Get An FSA ID Video
- NEW: Line by Line FAFSA Completion Instructional Video
- Financial Aid Calculator - Fafsa4caster
- MHEC Financial Aid Presentation
- Empowering Hispanics and Latinos in Finance
- A Guide to Credit for Hispanics & Latinos
NCAA Clearinghouse Link: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/