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College Admissions Process

Common Application Schools

The Common Application (also known as the "Common App") is used by over 500 colleges and universities to admit students into undergraduate degree programs. This allows students to apply to multiple schools using one application. Any school that uses the Common App is required to evaluate students holistically (not just by ACT scores or GPA). Essay questions and letters of recommendation are considered in addition to students' academic standing.

To search the list of Common App schools, click here.

To view a complete list of Common App schools, click here.


College Greenlight
A website to help student search for colleges, understand the application process, search for scholarships, and more.  collegegreenlight.com is a FREE resource for students in preparing for college/


Scholarships

Please visit these scholarship websites as they contain valuable databases that will save you time!

www.cappex.com - Compare colleges, read reviews, and search for scholarships. A one stop shop!

www.collegegreenlight.com - Connects students to college and scholarships. A great resource, especially for first generation and under-represented students!

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search –The College Board’s free scholarship search program.

www.collegenet.com/mach25  - This CollegeNet scholarship search includes $1.6 billion database.

www.isac.org- Illinois Student Assistance Commission:  Contains info on all state programs for loans, scholarships, 529 savings programs, etc.

http://www.collegeboard.org

Career Exploration 

Career Cruising 
- Personalized profile with ability to take career assessments, interest inventories, and search for colleges. Also find information about financial aid and college majors. **See Ms. Foss for your username and password**

MyNextMove
 
Investigate over 900 occupations using this informative, user-friendly website. Search for specific jobs, browse by industry, or answer a few questions to point you in the right career direction.


ONET Online - This website provides extensive details on just about any career you can think of. Provides information on salary, skills, and what a "day in the life" is like for hundreds of careers.

Illinois Career Information System - Explore careers and create a personal portfolio designed to help make career decisions based on up-to-date, reliable information. You can complete assessments, search and compare education options, and view information about many careers. 

Kaskaskia College   
http://kaskaskia.edu  

             Lakeland College               
http://www.lakeland.cc.il.us/

Search for Scholarships

             
 Free Application for FederalStudent Aid (FASFA)