College & Career Planning Resources
FAFSA Filing Tips:
Interested in attending the Air Force Academy?:
Visit academyadmissions.com/admissions/the-application-process/application-steps/ and see Mrs. Doyle for more information.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program: www.asvabprogram.com will help students increase self-awareness and explore civilian and military occupations that best fit their current knowledge base adn skill sets.
Helpful Websites for Students & Parents:
www.march2success.com is a free, interactive tutorial program that features test preparation in high school math and verbal skills, free SAT and ACT practice exams and much more.
(Paper copies of this and other resources are now available outside of the Counseling Office)
www.collegeraptor.com (Search and compare colleges, estimate your true cost of attendance)
www.onlinecollege.net/iowa/ - A resource for searching for colleges in Iowa that meet your interests.
Cyber Security Degrees:
Helpful information for students with disabilities:
Financial Aid & College Info.:
Scholarships and Financial Aid for Minority Students: http://www.affordabl
Colleges Resources and Financial Aid for Hispanic Students: http://www.affordabl
Guide to a Debt Free College Degree:http://www.affordablec
College Admissions Information
Students planning to attend a four-year college should take the ACT. Students often choose to take the test at the end of their junior year, and again their senior year if they would like to improve their score. For test information, dates and deadlines, visit:
Information on online registration and practice tests are also available in my office.
Students must have a Regent Admission Index (RAI) score of at least 245 and take the minimum number of required high school courses to qualify for automatic admission to Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of Iowa. Students who achieve a score less than 245 will be considered for admission on an individual basis.
The index combines four factors that strongly predict success at regent universities: ACT or SAT test score, high school rank, high school cumulative grade-point average, and the number of completed high school core courses.
For more information and to calculate your RAI, visit: http://www.regents.iowa.gov/RAI/