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    College Planning Resources

    The RHS Counseling Department has found these websites helpful for students

    Campus Pride

    • Includes a national scholarship database for LGBTQ students as well as the Campus Pride Index, which shows which colleges have LGBTQ friendly campuses.

    College Board

    • College planning site - includes career exploration and college search tools, as well as information about financial aid.

    College Data

    • Tools and resources for students related to the college search, college admissions criteria, financial aid, and scholarships. (the tool students used during the classroom guidance this spring).

    College Essay Guy

    • Includes free resources to help with the essay writing process for college applications.

    Colleges that Change Lives

    • Dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process, helping students frame their search to find a college or university that cultivates a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond one’s degree.

    Common Application

    • Application used by more than 600 colleges. Includes helpful videos and guidance for students to use during their college search and application process.

    Historically Black Colleges

    • Allows students to apply to any number of 46 HBCUs at the same time for only $35.

    Know How 2 Go

    • Helps students prepare for college - includes interest inventories, videos, quizzes and more to guide student planning.

    NCAA Eligibility Center

    • The starting point for students who plan to participate in Division 1 or 2 athletics in college - includes requirement checklists and other critical information related to eligibility.

    RHS Counseling

    • Includes pages for each grade level to access resources specific to them, as well as general information about college, scholarships, and other helpful resources.
    • Scholarship bulletins are posted monthly – each is different, so it is important to review every one.

    Seattle Public Schools College & Career Readiness

    • Provides many helpful resources, including planning checklists for each grade level in high school.

    Set To Go:

    • Guide to the transition from high school to college and adulthood provides excellent tools and information for students and families. Includes online videos and lessons on topics related to being prepared for college beyond academics (College/Basic Life Skills, Social/Emotional Skills, mental Health, Transitions, etc.)

    WashBoard

    • Scholarship search engine for students in Washington State - the applicant pool will be smaller than what one would find with a national search tool. Includes many local (Seattle area) scholarships, so excellent resource for Roosevelt students.

    Washington State Community and Technical Colleges

    • Includes career interest surveys and information about career clusters, along with a tool that allows students to search for specific schools in Washington that offer programs in which they are interested.

    WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange)

    • Provides information about the reduced tuition opportunities at participating state schools in the Western region – can reduce the cost of out-of-state tuition at participating public universities.