Resources

College and Career Preparation and Research

1)
A good place to start if you don't know where to start

KnowHow2GO is a great resource for students who don’t know what they want to do or where to begin their research.

2) Preparing for college & info for parents

The Federal Student Aid website, from the U.S. Department of Education, also has great resources on preparing for college. There is also a lot of information for parents about preparing for your child's college both academically and financially. 

3) Researching future colleges and careers

CollegeBoard has a lot of information, including the Big Future tool, on how to research colleges and careers, how to pay for college once you leave BWMC, how to get into the college you want, and make a plan for it all. 

Collegecost.ed.gov, (another US Department of Education site) which has useful information about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

The College Navigator can help you to find the right school for your career goals.

College Scorecard can be used to compare schools’ annual costs, graduation rates, and median salaries of individuals who attended.

4) Writing a good recommendation letter
A great recommendation letter can boost college admission chances. You can use this article from CollegeView.com to help you.

5) Scholarships: Getting a head start on paying for college
Fastweb.com
Cappex.com