College Information

Selecting the right college for you can be a difficult and time consuming decision.

Take advantage of the "Picking a College Decision Tree" figure to the left to help you narrow down your college options.

Then, let's get started on this exciting adventure to finding your future path!

Printable sheets can be found here.

Do you ever get confused by all the technical terms used when discussing college options?

Here is a quick glance at what the difference is between Postsecondary (after high school) School Types.

Printable version, click here!

Now is a great time to explore colleges...virtually. Several college campuses offer virtual tours or even just pictures and descriptions of all the activities and opportunities their school offers. Here are some links to our local colleges so you can start your virtual college adventures:

Application Tips

Here are some tips for completing college or career school applications:

  • Keep it real. Don’t exaggerate accomplishments or claim things that aren’t true.

  • Give letter-writers time. If you are asking teachers, coaches, or counselors for letters of recommendation, ask several weeks before the letters are due.

  • Beat the deadline. Reduce the chance your application will get lost in the shuffle: Submit it well before the deadline.

  • Apply online. It’s easier and faster.

  • Emphasize your uniqueness. Colleges like to have students with different viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences. If you can add to that mix, let them know.

  • Keep it clean online. Don’t have anything on your social media pages that you wouldn’t want a college admissions officer to see.

  • Submit one application for many schools. Some colleges and universities share common online applications. Once you complete the application for one school, you can submit copies of it to other schools. It saves a lot of time. Learn more about The Common Application.

  • Protect your hard work by keeping complete copies of everything you send to each school.