Unit 1: Introduction to College and Career Readiness

College Resume Guidance, Worksheet, Templates. /assets/2537/resume.pdf

VIDEO: High School Resume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMw1vKv3YsY

Resources for teachers to maintain being up tp date on current Mississippi college access information via text. http://bit.ly/g2ctext


Unit 2: Developing a Student Portfolio and Defense

Guymon, Dave. "4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios." Edutopia. N.p., 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2016 from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/web-tools-for-student-portfolios-dave-guymon

R. C. (2016). Senior Exit Project Information. Retrieved October 28, 2016, from http://www.rockcreekschools.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Rock%20Creek%20JSHS%7CExit%20Projects

Unit 3: College Selection and Transition

College Planning Guide Booklet. /assets/2537/guide-to-college-booklet-2017-2018.pdf

(Can be used for students or parents to give overview of the college planning process.)

Get2College Admissions Process Resource. /assets/2537/application_checklist.pdf

(Begin with this site and the hyper-linked resources for the application section of the course.)

College Board BigFuture- Get Started. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started

(Begin here in developing your lesson plans, begin with the “Get Started” drop down to introduce topics and interactive resources to students for course. Make sure to utilize the Educator Resources Center- which includes lesson plans among other resources, as you get started)

College Board BigFuture- Major-Careers. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors-careers

(Website to link and create account for students, which will be used on following months for search and scholarships)

College Board BigFuture- Find College. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges

(This drop down has great order to follow for the college search process. With a way to search colleges and compare colleges, letting students know what things needs to be considered)

VIDEO: College Planning and Financial Aid 101. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rv82IYqQLM

VIDEO: Recorded webinar on College Search and Financial Aid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujlDz9G7Fi4

College Countdown MS. /college-countdown-ms

(May want to consider holding an “Application Day” at your school for all seniors or just a smaller version in your class)

Junior & Senior Timeline Flyer. 

(Utilize these flyers at the beginning of the semester and utilize as a guide throughout the semester as a checklist that the students are preparing themselves for the next step.)

ACT Prep Get2College Workshops. http://get2college.sitewrench.com/act-workshops

(List of ACT workshops and tips for students)

ACT Prep resources from ACT.ORG. https://academy.act.org/

(Free ACT prep for students from ACT)

ACT Prep Classroom Resources. https://resources.opened.com/okact/

(Classroom focused ACT prep for students and educators)

College Board BigFuture- Getting In. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in

(Information to have students to research on admissions rate, and different types of admissions selection process.)

College Scholarship or Admissions Essay Guidance. Essay PDF Resource

(Guidance on essay writing for either scholarship or admissions purposes with link to other guides and examples.)

VIDEO: Essay Tips- Your Voice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHvZ7whkO9M

VIDEO: Essay Tips- Catching the Readers Attention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waZXXyO_taU

How to Choose The Right College. /assets/2537/choosing_the_right_college.pdf

(Things to consider when researching and selecting the right college for students.)

VIDEO: Campus Visit Guide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81lOGeRjaRw

VIDEO: Connecting with College Admissions Counselors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K6DaVP8AR8


Unit 4: Applying and Planning for Financial Aid

VIDEO: Specifically about scholarships and financial aid search. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvY-yC2Qyn0

HELP grant information. http://get2college.sitewrench.com/help-grant

(Share with students when educating on the Mississippi Financial Aid options that are available.)

Scholarship Search Resource. http://get2college.sitewrench.com/scholarships

(Get2College website with list of scholarship searches for local and national)

Expected Family Contribution Calculator. http://get2college.sitewrench.com/efc-calculator

4 Steps to Financial Aid Flyer. 

(Use this when introducing the financial aid section to students as an overview of where the different forms of financial aid that are available. Then follow up lessons in each one digging deeper into each type.)

College Board BigFuture- Pay For College. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college

(This is a great starting point for expanding on financial aid options from here)

VIDEO: About the FAFSA (FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID), general knowledge before filling out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCqbw31w4kE

VIDEO: State Financial Aid, great way to introduce before applications completed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3zjVKn94MY

VIDEO: How to create an FSA ID for the FAFSA (FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID) and student loans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ihhGk8mCY


(Require students to complete this.)

Mississippi Financial Aid Application website. http://riseupms.com/state-aid/

(Require students to complete this.)

Scholarship Interview Questions/Guide, Get2College. /assets/2537/interviews.pdf

(Use for mock scholarship interviews, these questions are compiled from universities within the state and questions they use for their scholarship interviews in the past.)

Next Steps Get2College Flyer

(Use this for SENIORS once they have completed the FAFSA (FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID). It can also be used with JUNIORS to introduce the overall financial aid process- post FAFSA (FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID) possible verification, accepting financial aid awarding, etc.)

Financial Aid Award Comparison Flyer.

(Share with students in the spring to understand that different schools award financial aid differently- this could be used as a mock example of three different types of schools (1) selective private, (2)4 year public in MS, (3)2 year CC in MS. Or this could be used for seniors to fill out with their actual financial aid package.)

Cost of College Flyer. 

(Have students fill this out based on the college they have selected from their research. Gives students a realistic understanding that the cost to attend college is more than just the tuition and housing. Great to compare with the financial aid package.)

Common App Information. http://www.commonapp.org/virtual-counselor?f[0]=type%3Aarticle AND http://www.commonapp.org/ready

(Website the answers or guides general questions about the common app. Common app only used by a certain number of college, those are listed on the website. Toolkit of resources if students need to complete the Common App.)

"FinAid!: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid." Choice Reviews Online 47.05 (2010): n. pag. Web. From www.finaid.org

"At Fastweb, We Have It All." Fastweb : Scholarships, Financial Aid, Student Loans and Colleges. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. From www.fastweb.com

"The College Board." The College Board. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. From www.collegeboard.org

"For Students." College Board Student Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. From https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile

"Writing: Introduction." SAT Suite of Assessments. N.p., 2014. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. From https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sample-questions/writing-language

"Interactive Virtual Tours and Campus Maps." CampusTours -. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. From www.campustours.com

"Applying to College." The Campus Commons. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. From https://www.universitylanguage.com/guides/applying-to-college/

"Welcome." The Common Application. N.p., 2015. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. From www.commonapp.org

"Universal College Application." Universal College Application. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. From http://www.universalcollegeapp.com

"What to Do Before and After Your College Interview." What to Do Before and After Your College Interview. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2016. From https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/interviews/what-to-do-before-and-after-your-college-interview-admissions

BigFuture - Get Ready for College - College Planning, Financial Aid, Educator Resources. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 May 2016. From https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

"Career Resources, Career Guide, Online Education and Degree Directory - Careers.org." Career Resources, Career Guide, Online Education and Degree Directory - Careers.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 May 2016. From http://www.careers.org/

"U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 02 May 2016. From http://www.bls.gov/

"Today's Military." Today's Military. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 May 2016. From https://www.todaysmilitary.com/


Unit 5: Preparing for a Career and Internship

O*Net Online free career assessment. https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

O*Net Online resources for researching and searching careers. https://www.onetonline.org/

(Gives information on job titles, related careers, and potential earnings based on Bureau of Labor and Statistics, and current job openings.)

College Board BigFuture-Explore Careers. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers

By Emily Grier in Job Advice. (n.d.). 10 Things To Do Before You Start Your Internship. Retrieved October 28, 2016, from http://www.hercampus.com/career/job-advice/10-things-do-you-start-your-internship

Smith, J. (2013, March 20). How to turn your Internship into a full-time job. Retrieved October 28, 2016, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/05/20/turn-your-internship-into-a-full-time-job/#3e7ec28c3f84

(2013, June 24). 7 tips to help land that internship. Retrieved October 28, 2016, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/investopedia/2013/06/24/7-tips-to-help-land-that-internship/#373f59ab4a87

Internships. (n.d.). Retrieved October 28, 2016, from http://www.educations.com/internships/how-to-apply-for-internships-8689

Unit 6: Financial Literacy

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