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An online helping hand to get you from here to college

2014-09-08 18:45:00 GMT

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As part of the White House Expanding College Access Initiative, we’ve created an in-depth college admissions resource for high school students and college counselors across the country.

Our college admissions content covers the high school journey, providing college guidance whether you’re a senior or a freshman. It takes a holistic approach: from overcoming cultural barriers to step-by-step walkthroughs for the Common App and FAFSA forms. The site includes sections on considering college as an option, understanding how your high school record counts towards college, navigating different college options, writing college applications, and applying for financial aid. We’ve designed this site for students who’d like to access the site on their own, but it can be equally integrated into counsellor-student guidance sessions.

This site is a collective effort from over nine months of research: it contains 100+ informational videos covering the college admissions process from start to finish, broken down into simple, understandable pieces. We’ve drawn on the expertise of admissions and financial aid officers from top public and private colleges, high school guidance counselors, and current college students from around the country.

We hope you find the college admissions resources useful as you embark on your college journey!