you need to know before you go
these articles to learn how college will differ from high
school, how to get accommodations on pre-college tests like
the SATs and ACTs and where to look for financial assistance.
Terms to Understand:
Learn the lingo! Use this glossary to become familiar
with all of the terms you'll encounter in the world of
post secondary education. Also available in PDF
(8 pg. 148 KB) and WORD
(8 pg. 57 KB)
School versus College:
Use this chart to gain a quick understanding of the major
differences between high school and college. Also available
(1 pg. 96 KB) and WORD
(1 pg. 23 KB)
How College Differs From High School:
Review this listing of differences, consider your ability
to adapt to each change, and determine the type and level
of support you may need to be successful in a college
environment. Also available in PDF
(2 pg. 78 KB) and WORD
(2 pg. 24 KB)
Testing: Your guidance counselors will assist
you in submitting an application and the supporting documentation
necessary to qualify for and establish testing accommodations.
Use this article to learn about when you should take these
tests, how to locate information on test dates and making
requests for accommodations.
Start your search for financial aid early. Review this
article to understand the ins and outs of financial aid
and to locate resources and scholarships.