• By Mia Jordan
  • Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Get Ready for College

Thinking about applying for college? Planning out your career?
Check out these free resources to find out what you need to know to successfully prepare for college and beyond.

Forsyth County Public Library's Online Resources (Forsyth County Public Library Card Needed)
Access free live online homework help and test prep with Live Homework Help & SkillsCenter Resource Library via tutor.com.
Find jobs, internships, and information about starting your career with Reference USA.
Plan for college, access test prep guides, take practice tests, and create your resume with the Testing & Education Reference Center with Career Module.
Prepare for college admissions tests with Learning Express Library: College Admissions Test Preparation.
Research which career and school is right for you with Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.
Watch interviews where professionals across multiple industries talk about what it is like to work in their fields on Access Video On Demand- Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight.

Great Reads from the North Carolina Digital Library (Forsyth County Public Library Card Needed)

Free Recorded Webinar by College Foundation of North Carolina

CFNC: Checklist for College

To find out more about College Foundation of North Carolina, visit their website.

Free Recorded Webinars by Collegewise

About the Common Application
Password: jordancommonapp

Adapting to Changes in the Athletic Recruitment Process

High School Success and the College Application Process

How to Develop Your Writing Skills

How to Make a Final College Decision in the Wake of a Pandemic

How to Write a Great College Application Essay
(Program starts 9 minutes 30 seconds in)

If It’s Not a Lottery Then What Is It? A Close Look at Admissions to Highly Selective Colleges
Password: jwiseradmissions

To find out more about Collegewise, visit their website.

Recommended Websites to Help You Plan, Apply, and Pay for College

The College Foundation of North Carolina

The College Board

The Common App

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Federal Student Aid ID

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
(Complete on or after October 1 in your senior year of high school. Complete this as soon as you are able because awards are made until funds are depleted.)

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Useful Handouts
Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship
CFNC: College Redirection Pool
CFNC: Financial Aid Tips for Students Affected by Coronavirus
CFNC: Consejos de ayuda financiera para estudiantes afextadospor el coronavirus (COVID-19)
CFNC: Forgivable Education Loans for Service
CFNC: High School Checklist for College Bookmark
CFNC: High School Checklist for College Flyer
CFNC: Jobland! (Elementary School Students)
CFNC: NC Assist Loans
CFNC: Put College in Your Future (Middle School Students)
CFNC: Tips on Paying for College
Collegewise College Application Essay Advice