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.

Phone: 301-388-9912


Follow PB College & Career Center on Twitter @PB_CareerCenter 


2023 Annual MCPS/NACAC College Fair 

The 2023 Montgomery County National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) National College Fair will be held April 18, 2023, and April 19, 2023, at the Maryland SoccerPlex and Adventist Healthcare Fieldhouse in Germantown, from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., for students in Grade 11.  Students from Paint Branch will go from 9:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

Junior College Fair Letter & Permission Slip

The NACAC College Fair is free and open to the public.

2023 Annual MCPS/NACAC College Fair

2023 NACAC College QR Code

College Fair Workshop

The fair is open to all high school students and their families on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Included are workshops covering “How to Finance College” and “Applying to College 101-Simple Steps to Get You Started”.


Checklist for Seniors (Class of 2023)

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


Class of 2023 - Create Your FSA ID

Use the link below to create your FSA ID (parent & student). 

Remember the FAFSA application opens on October 1, 2022.

How to Create an FSA ID

Click here to access the FAFSA application

Need assistance with completing the FAFSA?  CLICK HERE

Financial Aid Terms

Financial Aid Letter Comparison Sheet


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

Maryland Scholarship Directory, a list of 100+ vetted scholarships for students across the state, broken down by month. Here is the link:


Calling 9th, 10th & 11th grade students:




Juniors & Seniors, please be sure to use Naviance to sign up for the upcoming springcollege visits.



Information for SAT Fee Waivers with College Board can be found below.

SAT fee-waivers#eligibility



Also, if you have not done so yet.  Please go to to complete the online lunch application to see if you are eligible for the SAT fee waiver.


Princeton Review: Free SAT Practice Test & Events

Please click the link to register for SAT, ACT, PSAT and AP strategy sessions.

Princeton Review Event Link


22-23 SAT & ACT Test Dates*

2022-2023 SAT & ACT Test Dates

*Dates are subject to change.


Dual Enrollment 




College Application Process

 NAVIANCE - Naviance Student College Search & Application/Recommendations 

Do you need access to Naviance? Go to

Select "MCPS Students - Log In With Google" then click on Naviance.


Matching Common App & Naviance Tutorial Video

NEW Common App/Naviance Matching Tutorial

Requesting Letter of Recommendation Reference Guide

Student Letter of Recommendation Reference Guide



ACT / SAT Testing





Important Links



Scholarship Search Sites

NEW!!! Open Education Database is a great, extensive resource featuring information about MD schools, scholarships, loans, and more! Check it out:

The College Scholarship Guide has many great tips and information about the scholarship application process. Check it out:


Important Documents

NCAA Clearinghouse Link: