Here are some college planning timelines to use from 8th grade through senior year.
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Arizona Public Universities
Maricopa Community Colleges
Other Helpful Websites:
Arizona Career Information System (AzCIS) - A comprehensive college planning site, including: a college search, information on programs of study, a scholarship search, and more. (Username and password available through College Depot.)
AZTransfer.com - This site is designed for use by students transferring within Arizona's public institutions of higher education; community colleges, tribal colleges, and state universities; and by the advisors and faculty who assist them.
BigFuture - A college preparation site provided by The College Board.
College Greenlight - A platform that provides support to students through the college search and application process, featuring "best fit" college lists, customized college profiles, and a scholarship database.
College Up - This website offered by USA Funds offers helpful information on financial aid, including a quiz to help determine whose financial information is needed on the FAFSA.
Financial Aid for Foster Youth - This website offers information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities for foster youth as well as other great resources.
Higher Education Opportunity Act Information on College Costs - You will find information about tuition and net costs at postsecondary institutions.
KnowHow2GO - From middle school students just starting to think about college to adult mentoring for prospective students, KnowHow2GO has relevant information for every step of the way to a higher education.
Maricopa Community Colleges Transfer Center - This website lists the universities that are transfer partners with Maricopa Community Colleges and even provides the approximate cost of tuition for each school.
O*Net OnLine - This website offers tools for career exploration, has detailed descriptions of occupations, the skills needed, job analysis, and more.
Peterson's Test Prep - This site has the most common standardized tests for students going to college: SAT, ACT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests*, AP Exams*, CLEP Tests*, TOEFL, and the GED test. Use the resources and articles to get prepared.
Start Now - Your quick guide to preparing for UA, NAU, and ASU, in English and Spanish.
Test Prep Practice - This site provides a large variety of practice tests for the college bound.
Testing and Education Reference Center - A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials including, a scholarship search feature, practice tests and courses, and more. A library card is required if accessing from a computer outside of the library.
StudentAid.gov - An education guide describing the steps needed for students to get ready for college provided by the US Department of Education.
YOUniversityTV - This website offers tours for many of the colleges across the United States; check out their videos!