A college education is available to anyone who is willing to prepare themselves and put in the required effort. The most important preparation that you can do is to work hard in all of your classes, participate in extra-curricular activities such as clubs, teams, performing arts, and student organizations and perform community service and/or do volunteer work. A great way to get a head-start on a college education is by taking Honors, Advanced Placement (AP) and Concurrent Enrollment (CE) classes while in high school.

Students should begin the process by preparing to take the ACT or SAT entrance exam their Junior year.

Obtaining a college degree involves a substantial financial commitment but there are resources available to help including scholarships,grants, student employment, as well as student loans. The Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a good place to begin but requires that you first obtain a FSA ID (both students and their parents/legal guardians are required to obtain a FSA ID); the link below (Navigating the FAFSA) can help with the process. Another good site is the Federal Student Aid site. Come to the Career Center to schedule a time to meet with our College Access Advisor.

Click on any of the links below to go directly to the different college and university websites:


In addition, check out the following websites for additional information: