Post-Secondary Prep Tips and Resources

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Dorn BECU at FHS

Outside of the career and college guidance lessons that you will do each year with the Counseling Department, take a look at these resources to further plan for your options after high school:

Set up an account at ACT Profile: ACT Profile

Career.College.Scholarship Searching Websites

Resume.Personal Statement.Activities Log Resources

PowerPoint Presentation on the College/Training Search Process:

The College/Career Training Search Process

UW Upward Bound Summer Recruitment Now Open

Attention all eligible 9th and 10th graders: If you are interested in getting help to prepare for college entrance from one of the top college prep programs in the nation, go to the counseling office and pick up a UW Upward Bound application and submit no later than February 28th.

College Planning Calendars

If you are not already, get yourself organized. Applying to college requires attention to detail, important deadlines, applying for financial aid, well-written personal essays, and letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors who know you well. You can also review the Grade Level Benchmarks tab on the left.

There are many college planning calendars available online, but here are a couple to get you started:

Letters of Recommendation

Many, but not all, colleges require students to include a letter(s) of recommendation with your application. Most often they are required to be written by a teacher or a counselor. Think about who knows you well and would be willing to write a positive and well-written letter of recommendation for you. Ask them as soon as possible if they would be willing to write one for you, and make sure that you give them at least 2 weeks to complete and send your letter in by the required college deadline. Do not ask for last minute letters as it takes quite a bit of time to write a quality letter of recommendation.

Please review the tabs on the left for more specific information on post-secondary education preparation.

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