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
ACM - Resources: ACM/Electronic Campus - www.electroniccampus.org
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
RESOURCES ON GAP YEAR PROGRAMS
- 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
CAREER BUILDING INFORMATION/JOB SITES