- Visit Federal Student Aid an Office of the U.S. Department of Education for checklists that will help you get into, and afford, the college of your choice! Checklists available for students K-12!
- KAPMAP College Planner - a month-by-month guide to help you navigate your path towards college admissions
- The Guide - A college search and admissions guide for all students produced by the Fair Opportunity Project
- Take the SAT or ACT! Most colleges/universities require SAT or ACT scores for admission, and many want to see you take the test twice. Check with the school of your choice to find out their requirements.
- Not sure which test to take...Check out the SAT & ACT Comparison Chart!
- March2Success is a FREE interactive tutorial program that offers SAT and ACT prep! Visit www.march2success.com
PSAT - http://www.collegeboard.org/
- The most common reasons for taking the PSAT (from collegeboard)
- To receive feedback on strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college success
- To see how your performance on an admissions test might compare to others applying to college
- To enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Competition (grade 11)
- To help prepare for the SAT
- To receive information from colleges when you check “Yes” for Student Search Service
SAT - www.collegeboard.org
**SAT offered at Mooresville High School
|SAT Date||Registration Deadline|
|August 26, 2017||July 28, 2017|
|**October 7, 2017||September 8, 2017|
|**November 4, 2017||October 5, 2017|
|December 2, 2017||November 2, 2017|
|**March 10, 2018||February 9, 2018|
|May 5, 2018||April 6, 2018|
|June 2, 2018||May 3, 2018|
|Register online at www.collegeboard.org|
**ACT offered at Mooresville High School
|ACT Date||Registration Deadline|
|**September 9, 2017||August 4, 2017|
|October 28, 2017||September 22, 2017|
|December 9, 2017||November 4, 2017|
|February 10, 2018||January 12, 2018|
|**April 14, 2018||March 9, 2018|
|June 9, 2018||May 4, 2018|
|July 14, 2018||June 15, 2018|
|Register online at www.actstudent.org|
Plan & Explore
- BigFuture – Collegeboard’s new step-by-step guide to college planning!
- INvested - College planning: choosing your major, college, & financial aid
- Learn More Indiana – Explore and compare Indiana colleges
- OnlineSchools.org - Provides up-to-date information on accredited online schools!
- RWM Vocational Schools Database – Links to trade and technical schools by state
- College Visit Checklist - Bring this form with you on your next campus visit!
- Visit the admission department website for the college/university of your choice and complete the online application for undergraduate admission. Make sure you pay the application fee online with a credit card or mail a check if permissible.
- Request your transcript through Parchment’s secure transcript service at parchment.com. This site will also generate an ESSR (counselor form, school signature page, etc.) for selected schools.
- If you need teacher/community member letters of recommendation don’t forget to give them a senior brag sheet and allow two weeks to complete the letter.
Paying for College
- Pay attention to announcements for new and current scholarship applications that have arrived in the Guidance Department
- The Morgan County Community Foundation will release their scholarship applications in November of your senior year. Check out their Scholarship Central website!
- Visit the financial aid/scholarship website for the college of your choice to find out your eligibility for scholarships and financial aid offered only through the school.
- We do not recommend that you pay for a scholarship search through any organization. You can do free scholarship searches on the following websites: Fast Web, College Board, CollegeNet
- Avoid SCAMS! Check out the following articles on identifying common scholarship myths and scams: finaid.org, usnews.com, Federal Trade Commission, FAFSA and scholarship myths and scams
- Federal Financial Aid : Everything you need to know about financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education : Federal Aid
- State Financial Aid : State aid available to Indiana residents – Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA)
- File the FAFSA! (Free Application for Federal Student Assistance)
Beginning October 1st you AND your parent need to get an FSA ID and can begin filing your FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov/
File your FAFSA by the March 10th date in order to qualify for state assistance
Many colleges have financial aid priority deadlines in early February. Therefore, it is important to check with your college of choice and complete the FAFSA as soon as possible
- Make a copy of the FAFSA for your personal records. Review for errors and submit corrections by the posted corrections deadline in order to maintain your financial aid eligibility.
- Print the submission confirmation page for your records.
- Once processed, you will have access to your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you do not receive your SAR log in to your account to check your application status and make contact for any assistance needed.
- If needed, attend College Goal Sunday in November and/or February for additional help in completing the FAFSA. To find this year’s date and a location nearest you visit http://www.collegegoalsunday.org/
- Check out FinAid.org for tips on maximizing your aid eligibility!