Preparing for College
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- ACT: Information for Life's Transitions
America's most widely accepted college entrance exam. ACT provides educational and career planning for students at every level.
- The College Board Online
The College Board Online provides updates on standardized college tests, general test information and even sample test questions. The online library and financial aid information are particularly useful for college planning.
- Carleton College Liberal Arts Experience
50 high school sophomores will be selected for a one week summer program that introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in the sciences, social sciences, art and technology.
Official site for the Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This site includes instructions on how to submit a FAFSA electronically, also provides deadlines, eligibility, and general student aid information for college students.
- Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded usually only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Pell Grant.) Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added.
- Financial Aid Information Page
FinAid, the Financial Aid Information Page, provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid.
- Latinos In College Web Resource
While deciding to go to college—or getting into one—is a very big deal, it is an even bigger deal to succeed at it. And no matter how much fun and fulfilling the experience can be, it also requires a whole lot of work. For the next few years, you will accumulate valuable experiences and form long-lasting bonds, but your main focus needs to be to GRADUATE from college. Please visit Latinos In College website for more information: www.latinosincollege.com