Educators | College Application Process
A one-stop source to help you assist college-bound students.
Browse these resources provided by Delaware Goes to College to assist your students in navigating the application and financial aid process.
Find college planning resources to support the work you do every day with students and families at Big Future’s Educator Resource Center. Here you can find handouts and presentations like How to Make a College Plan, lists of events and webinars, and much more! Think your undocumented students can’t go to college? Think again! Big Future’s section For Undocumented Students outlines everything you need to know from applying to college, financial aid options, and how counselors can help in the process.
Admittedly is a new and developing resource which creates a personalized college ranking for each student based on her unique personality, priorities, and interests, and then categorizes her schools into reach, target, and safer categories based on her high school resume information. They recently launched their Major Matcher to help students select college majors suitable to their interests, as well as a College Visit planner, Application Manager, and Essay Advisor.
CollegeWeekLive is a resource that allows students to not only search for colleges and universities based on location, major, and other characteristics, but it also provides the option for students to chat live with admissions representatives or current students. Additionally, they offer a scholarship search option for students to find financial assistance and live presentations on a variety of topics including “SAT and ACT Strategies for Success” and “Understanding the US Higher Education System.” It is free for students to sign-up and access these great resources!
The Financial Aid Toolkit, available at FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov, consolidates financial aid resources and content into a searchable online database. That makes it easy for individuals to quickly access the information they need to support students on their path to college, including details on how to apply for financial aid along with presentations, brochures, and videos. Elements of the toolkit include the following:
- Outreach resources such as financial aid night materials, posters, fact sheets, videos, and PowerPoint presentations
- Social media resources such as sample tweets, Facebook posts, and blog posts
- Information on embedding videos and infographics in your website
- Sample articles for organization newsletters and sample e-mails
- FSA publications