College Planning Resources
The RHS Counseling Department has found these websites helpful for students
- Includes a national scholarship database for LGBTQ students as well as the Campus Pride Index, which shows which colleges have LGBTQ friendly campuses.
- College planning site - includes career exploration and college search tools, as well as information about financial aid.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.