Each Junior at GHS receives a "Post High School Planning Folder" at the College Kick Off Meeting in January, or during their individual planning meeting with their school counselor.
The materials contained in the folder can be accessed from the links below.
The powerpoint presentation and a video of the Meeting is also available.
The first five items* are considered the "Senior Packet" and must be turned into your school counselor in order for them to write you an effective letter of recommendation.
Information about college admissions testing (SAT, ACT, Subject Tests) can be found on the Standardized Testing page of this GHS Guidance website.
*Student Self-Evaluation Packet
*Student Activities Sheet (use this if you don't have a resume to submit)
*Parent Questionnaire - English Version
*Parent Questionnaire - Spanish Translation - Cuestionario para Padres
*Academic Comment Form (Informal Rec)
*Non-Academic Comment Form (Informal Rec)
Formal Teacher Recommendation Packet
Transcript Request Form ('Green Sheet')
To-Do Checklist Junior-Senior Year
College Application Process for Seniors
College Application Process for Seniors - Spanish Translation
Admissions Office Terminology/Post-Secondary Options
Researching Post High School Options/10 Questions to Ask Colleges
Visiting the College Campus Packet
Technical-Career-Workforce Training Packet
Colleges Most Applied To/Colleges to Consider
Naviance - How To Use Resources
Naviance - How to submit documents electronically
College Kick Off Meeting - Powerpoint Presentation 13-14
College Kick Off Meeting - Video 13-14 School Year
Common Application 2014-15 Essay Prompts
Seniors! For help with the electronic submission of school documents for Common App and Naviance, download this guide.
The Federal Trade Commission publishes a Guide for servicemembers who want to use their GI Bill benefits for college. Their "8 Questions to Ask Colleges" can help everyone evaluate whether a private school is a good economic value.
The New England Regional Student Program offers college "Tuition Breaks" for various colleges programs that are not offered in their in-state public college or university. To see what associate, bachelors and graduate degree programs are available at discounted tuition for Connecticut residents, visit www.nebhe.org/tuitionbreak.
If you are reseaching online learning at the college level, this website Affordable Online Colleges is a useful resource.