College Preparation

Looking Ahead: What do Colleges look at?
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Difficulty of course load
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Class Rank
  • High School and community activites, involvement
  • counselor and teacher recommendations
  • Writing-Essay

College Search and Application Resources
Junior and Senior Pre-College Calendar and Checklist

The Kansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA) has updated their Junior and Senior Pre-College Calendar and Checklist on the KASFAA.org website. Please refer to this resource for important reminders.

Looking for a directory of schools? Visit these free non-profit websites which provide viewers with a current and comprehensive directory of community colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Financial Aid

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.

Guaranteed Scholarships: List of scholarships guaranteed by individual colleges to ALL admitted students meeting the criteria listed.

www.meritaid.com - "Merit Aid" is the general term for grants, scholarships and discounts that a college awards to an admitted student without regard to financial need.

Merit aid may be based on...

  • academics
  • athletic achievements
  • special talents (such as music)
  • where the student lives
  • and other demographic characteristics
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