Preparing for College

Information about college entrance exams, AP tests, and important resources for financial aid and colleges is available below. Looking for more information? Call the Beyond CHS office and we can help!

October 2020 College Planning Month - Additional Resources Available

Beyond CHS & Beyond CV October 2020 College Planning Week Sessions – Information from each session is available at the links below.

  • OSU/LBCC Degree Partnership Program: learn how you can save money though dual-enrollment in both LBCC and OSU. Slides from the presentation are available here.  Video of the OSU/LBCC session is available here.*
  • WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) College Panel with WSU, ASU, NAU & Boise State: learn about WUE and how you can save money on out-of-state tuition. Slides from this presentation are available here. Video of the WUE panel is available here.*
  • FAFSA & Financial Aid 101: Learn how to file FAFSA (or ORSAA), and hear about other Financial Aid tips. Slides from this presentation are available here.  Video of the FAFSA session is available here.*
  • Spotlight LBCC (presented in English) : CTE, certificates, associate degrees, transfer plan to 4 year, DPP, Oregon Promise. Video of the LBCC session is available here.*
  • Spotlight LBCC (presented in Spanish) : CTE, certificates, associate degrees, transfer plan to 4 year, DPP, Oregon Promise.  Video of the LBCC session is available here.*
  • College Application Process: an overview session with CHS Counseling; slide is available here.

*Must have a 509J student account to view.

Additional Resources:

Oregon Goes to College; It’s a Plan recorded virtual sessions, sponsored by Gear-Up Oregon

Oregon ECMC “Paying for College” videos in English or Spanish are available on YouTube:

College Entrance Exams

In order to apply to some* universities, high school students take either the SAT or ACT, depending on where you plan to apply. For more information and help deciding which test to take and how to prepare for these tests, check with Beyond CHS.

*Most colleges and universities are waiving the SAT or ACT requirement for the Class of ‘21 due to COVID-related test cancellations. Check each college or university admission requirements online, as well as this list of over 1500 test-optional colleges and universities, to see if you need an SAT or ACT for admission.

 

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Important Information

When preparing for college, it is crucial to consider all aspects. How to apply, financial aid, AP classes, and college entrance exams are all ways to ready yourself for a four-year university.