College Prep Information

Services and resources for students and parents

TIME: See full schedule below

DATE: Spring 2017

LOCATION: Various locations

College Prep Information

The library runs a College Prep series throughout the school year.  The schedule for the 2017-2018 school year will be released in fall 2017. In the meantime, here are some resources to help you start your planning.

24/7 Resources

Make a Plan

Jackson Hole High School’s College Planning Guide
Important information about scholarships and deadlines for the college application process.

Explore Your Options

The College Board’s Big Future
Guides, videos and webinars about every part of the college search and application process, including understanding college costs. Set up a profile to have the site customized to your needs.

Explore Your Interests

What university characteristics are important to you?
The US News College Personality Quiz

Make a List of Potential Match Schools

The College Board’s Big Future College Search
CollegeView’s The School For You
Cappex College Search

The 411 on Admissions Exams

Register and prepare for the ACT
Register and prepare for the SAT 

Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid

National Scholarships

Scholarships.com
Finaid.com
Fastweb.com
The College Board’s Big Future Scholarship Search
Cappex College Scholarships
Niche: Find Scholarships
Chegg: Find Scholarships
Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae
University of Wyoming Scholarships

Scholarships for Hispanic Students

MALDEF Scholarship Resources
Educators for Fair Consideration: Scholarship List 2013-2014
Smart Scholar
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships
Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Search Tool

Past Programs

La Systema Universitaria en Los Estados Unidos

THURS, JAN 19, 5:30-7 p.m. 
Teton Literacy Center, 1715 High School Road
Ven a Teton Literacy para aprender sobre la systema universitaria en los Estados Unidos, el proceso de aplicarse, y la systema de ayuda financiera para estudiantes.  En español.

Planning Ahead for Standardized Testing

WED, JAN 25, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Youth Auditorium
Should you take the SAT or ACT? What about SAT Subject Tests? When?  How many times? Your questions about standardized testing will be answered at this presentation and Q&A session. In Spanish & English.

Scholarship Application Help Nights

THURS, FEB 9, WED, FEB 22 & MARCH 1, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Computer Lab
Get hands-on help with your scholarship essays and applications.

College Information Night For Juniors and Their Families

TUES, FEB 21, 6-7 p.m. 
Jackson Hole High School Media Center
Learn a step-by-step approach to get the college process started. We’ll discuss building a college list, Naviance, transcript requests, letters of recommendation and tips. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School *

Book Discussion: “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be” by Frank Bruni

FRI, MARCH 10, 8-9 a.m.
Jackson Hole High School Counseling Office
For many young people and their families, the college admissions process is filled with test prep, tutors, competition, rankings and the conviction that futures will be determined and worth established by where students are admitted to college. Frank Bruni, best-selling author and “New York Times” columnist, gives a new perspective, arguing where you go isn’t who you’ll be. Join us for a conversation about supporting your child throughout this important time in their lives. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School *

Multicultural Higher Education Days: On the Road to Jackson

TUES, MARCH 14, 6-7 p.m.
Jackson Hole High School Media Center
This program is designed to provide multicultural high school students a preview into financial aid, admissions and student support. Presented by the University of Wyoming’s Admissions Office and Office of Multicultural Affairs, information will apply to UW as well as other colleges and universities. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School *

Alumni College Fair

TUES, MARCH 21, 4:30-6 p.m.
Jackson Hole High School Commons
Meet alumni from different colleges and learn what these schools have to offer. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School *

ACT After School: Seven-week Course

THURS, FEB 16-THURS, APR 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
Youth Auditorium
Registration required, begins JAN 2. Participants must attend all sessions.
Do your best on the ACT! Participate in this seven-session ACT preparation course with our Test Prep Guru. We’ll cover the secrets to the test, simple techniques to raise your score, and the content most commonly tested on the exam. Higher scores can help you earn more scholarship money, so put in the time to do your best!

Last Minute ACT Prep

THURS, APRIL 13, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Youth Auditorium
Learn what you can do the week before the ACT exam to increase your score! We’ll cover some of the strategies and save time for your questions.

Teton County Scholarship Night

THURS, APRIL 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Jackson Hole High School Auditorium
Each year, over $500,000 in scholarships are granted by local organizations and individuals to support our graduating seniors in their next steps after high school. All are welcome to join this celebration of achievement and generosity. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School.*

Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters

SUN, APRIL 23, 1-5 p.m.
Youth Auditorium
Learn how to compare financial aid awards from different colleges, the questions to ask before signing any commitments, and how to renegotiate your offers to get more scholarship money. Make an appointment for a one-on-one appointment with Nick.

College Match Workshop

WED, MAY 3, 6-7:30 p.m.
Youth Auditorium
Identify and examine your priorities to build a list of potential colleges that fit your needs. We also discuss how to search for schools that are generous with financial aid. In Spanish & English.

* Jackson Hole High School Events: Contact Emily Hoffer, ehoffer@tcsd.org, 307-732-3710 *