Course Selection (New Britain/Meriden) - UBMS suggested listing of courses students should take throughout their high school career to prepare them for college/college admissions, tailored toward New Britian and Meriden students.
Course Selection (Middletown) - UBMS suggested listing of the courses students should take throughout their high school career to prepare them for college/college admissions, tailored towards Middletown students.
Khan Academy - The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone.
College Planning Resources
College Application Timeline (Class of 2017) - A suggested timeline for UBMS seniors and parents for the college application process.
Financial Aid Step-by-step for 2016-2017 year - A step by step guide for students and parents on how to apply for financial aid during the 2016-2017 year.
Common Application - The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any of the 456 member schools.
KnowHow2Go - A step-by-step guide to help students start planning for college now.
College Board - A comprehensive website that covers many topics from pre-college testing to college selection to writing essays to admissions. It also offers a checklist for those who are applying to college.
College Data - Matches students with colleges, also estimates admissions chances based on profile of students who were admitted to schools. Has tons of other great resources for college search.
College Navigator - Federal website contains more data on the nation's colleges and universities than any place else on the internet.
College Insight - Find statistics for any school on topics such as college affordability, graduation rates, and college diversity, including the racial and ethnic breakdown of students and professors.
My Next Move - Great career research resource.
College View - Another great college search/research option.
College Scorecard - College research and comparisons, including affordability, graduation rates, and average salary after attending.
Cappex - College search made simple.
Financial Aid Resources
finaid.org - This page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid.
FAFSA - Official website for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This site can be used for filing the FAFSA. It links to FAFSA4caster where families can get an early estimate of their eligibility for federal student aid.
CSS Profile - Official website the CSS Profile. Another financial aid application that is primarily designed to give private member institutions of the College Board a closer look into the finances of a student and family. It is much more detailed than the FAFSA. Only certain institutions require the Profile.
SALT - Money knowledge for college - and beyond!
Fastweb - Great information on financial aid, scholarship and college searches. This site is often recommended by college admission reps.
TRiO History and Advocacy - COE - A background of TRiO programs and link to its advocacy organization, the Council for Oppotunity in Education.