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.

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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.

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Choosing a Career is a difficult task, but utilizing the links below will help you discover more about your interests and skills while assisting with your decision making.

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