Helpful Post High School Planning Websites for Juniors

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.


  • 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.
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