Post Secondary Resources

The College Application

Learn more about the Common Application, Common Black Application and the Coalition Application.

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Over 900 colleges and universities utilize this one application to ease the frustration of having multiple applications to submit on different websites. Check the college list to determine if the schools you plan to apply to are using the Common Application. Common App Help

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Students can apply to any number of 55 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the Common Black College Application for only $20.

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Coalition for college is a college research tool as well as an application that allows you to apply to any of the 150+ Coalition member schools, easily and efficiently.

Testing

Direct links to the SAT and ACT websites, study tools and test optional information.

Due to the continuous changing landscape of college admissions along with the stresses of Covid, many colleges have moved to test optional. Before deciding whether you want/need to take the ACT/SAT, check each individual school’s testing policy.

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Financial Aid Tools

Tools and resources to assist in paying for your postsecondary education.

Financial Applications

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As a US Citizen or eligible non-citizen, you can use the FAFSA to determine your financial need and eligibility for federal grants and/or loans.

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The CSS Profile is an application for non-federal aid. Many private schools utilize this application as well as some private scholarships. See the CSS Profile website or the college website to determine if you should apply.

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The Colorado Application for State Financial Aid will allow individuals who do not have lawful immigration status to apply for state aid that can be used at Colorado public colleges and universities.

Additional Financial Resources

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Social and Academic Fit

Websites that can help you determine which school is the right fit for you. These are great tools for all grade levels.

  • NACAC College Comparison Worksheet: Are you more of a visual person? Print, fill out and compare your top colleges side by side.
  • College Board College Search/Filter: Still trying to determine the criteria for your ideal college or trying to finalize your college list? Use this tool to help you out.
  • Maia College Search: Learn more about individual colleges and see the admission statistics for East students who have applied to those schools.
  • Colleges that Change Lives: CTCL is dedicated to the support of a student-centered college search process. They support the goal of every student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.
  • College Information Database: A free online college advisory service that provides hard data on schools to support in your college search and decision.
  • Virtual Campus Tours: Maybe you can’t get to campus because of Covid. Check out these virtual campus tours because it’s still extremely important to get an idea of what the campus looks like and feels like to you.
  • 2020 Fly-in and Diversity Programs: Covid has changed a lot this year. Check out this list for the ways some schools have decided to still connect with students.
  • NACAC: Determining the Right Fit: A short article that gets you questioning what would make a school the right fit for you.
  • Public University Honors Colleges and Programs: A website devoted entirely to the evaluation and discussion of public university honors programs and public honors colleges.