College Planning Resources
College/Career Websites for Students & Parents
www.EducationPlanner.org is a great resource offering career assessment tools, an interactive learning styles quiz, test prep tips, scholarship searches, college search engines, vocational & technical school searches and more!
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency has an interactive website, (http://www.pheaa.org/) designed to make it easier to plan for higher education and apply to postsecondary schools throughout Pennsylvania. The
website helps students plan their careers, search for schools, and apply for admission and financial aid.
http://www.careerkey.org measures you against six personality types and how these relate to different jobs. You can then explore them using the Occupational Outlook Hand-book. It‘s fun, free, and may help you figure out the direction you should take.
http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm The Bureau of Labor Statistics gives information on hundreds of careers, including
job descriptions, career preparation, earnings, number of jobs available, predicted growth, and related jobs.
http://aie.org/ Adventures in Education has one of the
best career planning strategies available.
Parents, sign up on College Board for your free newsletter. Click on the “For Parents” tab.
Over the next several months, approximately 20-25 college representatives will visit Dock. Daily announcements will inform students which schools are visiting, and a flyer is posted outside the Guidance Office. College representatives have information available outside of the cafeteria during the lunch period. Click here for a list of the colleges and dates they will have a representative on campus.
Seniors and juniors are permitted three excused college visits per year. It is important for the student to bring in a parental note before the visit. Each student is expected to contact his or her teachers and be responsible for academic work missed while on their trip.
The SAT should be taken by college-bound students in the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year. The easiest way to register for the SAT is online at www.Collegeboard.com. Students should set up an account with College Board. This will give them access to many tools that are available to support SAT preparation and the college search. There are also helps for parents. This is a recommended site for college bound students and their parents. Additional information can be picked up in the Guidance Office. SAT testing dates and registration deadlines are as follows:
Test Date Registration Deadline
November 5, 2016 October 7, 2016
December 3, 2016 November 3, 2016
January 21, 2017 December 21, 2016
March 11, 2017 February 10, 2017
May 6, 2017 April 7, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017