College Planning Websites

 

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COLLEGE TESTING INFORMATION

SAT & ACT TEST PREP COURSES

COLLEGE SEARCH SITES

  • Naviance Family Connection – Juniors see Ms. Evans in the Registrar's Office to get your personal code. Parents may log-on as a guest with the password "wildcat."
  • "A GUIDE TO COLLEGE and UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCES for MCPS & WJ HIGH SCHOOL" on WJ’s Website: statistics on which colleges accepted WJ students.
  • College Board Search
  • www.collegesofdistinction.com A Search-site for smaller, less well-known colleges with special programs
  • Campus Tours
  • theU.com Virtual Tours
  • Academic Common Market (ACM) - It is a tuition-savings program that operates on the premise that if public institutions (not including private institutions) in a student's home state do not offer a degree program major (undergraduate or graduate) that a student intends on pursuing, then s/he may attend a participating ACM out-of-state institution offering the degree of interest through ACM and be granted a waiver of out-of-state tuition charges.    

Contact Information:  Maryland Higher Education Commission

                                6 N. Liberty Street, 10th floor

                                Baltimore, MD  21201

                                Fax:  410-332-0270

                                Acm@mhec.state.md.us

 

ACM - Resources:  ACM/Electronic Campus - www.electroniccampus.org

                           ACM FAQs

                           ACM Application for Maryland

                           Maryland Degree Inventory (Check to see if your program major is available in Maryland) 

 

GENERAL COLLEGE INFORMATION AND HELPFUL SITES

ONLINE APPLICATIONS/THE COMMON APPLICATION

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

SPECIAL INTEREST SITES

MILITARY COLLEGES

RESOURCES ON GAP YEAR PROGRAMS

Books:

  • Taking Time Off by Colin Hall & Ron Liebe
  • The Gap Year by Charlotte Hindle, Joe Bindloss
  • Taking a Gap Year by Susan Griffith
  • Your Gap Year:  Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Year Out the Adventure of a Lifetime by Susan Griffith
  • The Gap-Year Advantage:  Helping Your Child Benefit fro time Off Before or During College by Karl Haigler    

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Programs: 

LEARNING DISABILITIES

CAREER BUILDING INFORMATION/JOB SITES

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