What do admissions officers look at when I apply to college?
- Grade Point Average (GPA)
- Difficulty of course load
- ACT/SAT scores
- Class Rank
- High School and community activities, involvement
- Counselor and teacher recommendations
- Application Essays
How do I know when to complete the steps necessary for college admission?
- Kansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA) Junior and Senior Pre-College Calendar and Checklist.
How do I know which college is right for me?
- US College Search
- Best Careers for your College Major
- ACT’s “Get Set for College Student Guide”
- ACT’s “Get Set for College Parent Guide”
- Know How 2 Go
- Best Colleges
- College Guide for Undocumented Students
How do I pay for college?
- Federal Student Aid - THE source for free information, guidance and tools for federal student assistance
- Finaid - The SmartStudent guide to financial aid
- Paying for College
- Fafsa4caster - Estimate your eligibility for federal student aid
- FAFSA Time - Quick guide to beginning your FAFSA application
- Lendedu - Find the best private student loans with this resource!
- Scholarship Fund - Tuition assistance for needy families
- Guaranteed Scholarships - List of scholarships guaranteed by individual colleges to ALL admitted students meeting the criteria listed.
- College Scholarships, Colleges and Online Degrees - Links to 32 FREE online scholarship searches, college admissions and financial aid office email addresses and toll free numbers, links to college websites and online applications (by state), a free college admissions and scholarships email newsletter, and a list of the web's best college and scholarships websites.
Books to Prepare
- Paying for College Without Going Broke, 2018 Edition: How to Pay Less for College (College Admissions Guides)
- The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2019: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes
- Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents
- Countdown to College: 21 'To Do' Lists for High School
- College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step
- Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania