In New Jersey, students have access to a variety of postsecondary institutions including two-year community colleges, four year college and universities and proprietary schools. These institutions provide highly diversified programs of study to meet the individual needs of students as you prepare for furture careers.
Make certain that you have taken the S.A.T. or the A.C.T. If you have not taken either test, be sure to register immediately.
Review your transcript to see if you have taken the necessary courses for admission to college. Work with your counselor to adjust your roster if necessary.
Strive to maintain an “A” or “B” average.
Continue visiting college campuses. Meet with college admissions officers whenever possible.
Attend college fairs and admissions presentations in your area.
Select 3-6 colleges or universities and complete applications to those schools in the Fall. Process all college applications through your guidance counselor.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in January.
Discuss scholarship opportunities with your guidance counselor and College Access Coordinator.
Research scholarships and apply for those that interest you.
Make sure you visit each of the schools where you’ve been accepted. Carefully review financial aid data and consider all variables involved before selecting your college.
Keep abreast of any placement tests or orientation programs at your college. Don’t miss any important deadlines regarding enrollment and/or housing deposits.
Apply to schools that most suit your interests and you objectives. You can obtain applications by contacting the college or by applying online through a college's web site.
Applying to College FAQs - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/applying-101/applying-to-college-faq
College Admissions: What Really Matters? - http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/05/10/college-admissions-what-matters/
The Top 10 College Application Mistakes - http://www.actstudent.org/college/mistakes.html
The 4 Steps to College - http://www.collegezone.com/media/F240_Checklist_English.pdf
EOF State of NJ - http://www.nj.gov/highereducation/EOF/
NY Times Admissions Essay that ‘Pops’ - http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/nacac-essa/
Application Essays - http://collegeapps.about.com/od/essays/a/essay_tips.htm
How to Start Admissions Essay - http://www.englishclub.com/writing/college-application-essays/lfi_introductions.html
The College Admissions Secret (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7klMsHzand8
Behind the Scenes Look at College Admissions (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIPHVHnEfU8
Insider’s Guide to Admissions (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKARNadxshU
Seven College Myths (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zooa1tiwN6Y
What are College Admissions REALLY Looking for? (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQkjaj2e-YE
The Common Application - https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx
Choosing a college is an exciting decision, However, since your final choice will be greatly impact your future, you should take time to figure out what you expact to learn and gain from your college exerience.
CollegeBoard Explore Colleges - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/how-to-find-your-college-fit/college-search-step-by-step
CollegeFinder - http://www2.globalscholar.com/collegefinder/
College Navigator - http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
Know How 2 Go - http://www.knowhow2go.org/
NJ Colleges Mapped - http://www.nj.gov/highereducation/colleges/CollsMapped.html
Public Vs. Private College - http://www.collegetocareers.com/private-public-colleges-universities-attend/
Univ. of Delaware Links Majors to Careers - http://www.udel.edu/CSC/students/major_resource_kits.html
U.S. News College Rankings - http://www.usnews.com/rankings
33 Factors for How to Choose a College - http://www.moneycrashers.com/factors-choose-college/
What Can I Do With a Major in… - http://uncw.edu/career/WhatCanIDoWithaMajorIn.html
Choosing a Careeris a difficult task, but utilizing the links below will help you discover more about your interests and skills while assisting with your decision making.
BrainTrack - http://www.braintrack.com/
Career Clusters - http://www.careertech.org/career-clusters/glance/clusters-occupations.html
CareerOneStop Pathways to Career Success - http://www.careeronestop.org/
CareerPath Self-Assessments - http://www.careerpath.com/
CareerSearch - http://www.careersearch.com/
CollegeBoard Career Browser - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors-careers
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/
Waterloo Self-Assessment & Occupational Research - https://uwaterloo.ca/career-action/resources-library/how-guides
Donald Trump’s Career Advice (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx1SeQeRouo
How to Choose a Career (video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAagpdrnx-w