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ResourcesResources<div class="ExternalClass210195F071634D6C89487E6AFD87B22E">​Admissions Details Chart​ - ​Before you start your college search, use this chart as a <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16uS3L0v90c6y_Dc9Cn1CbSY-toONAjRjQjp2X0lrOH8/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="color:#0000ff;">Google spreadsheet</strong></a> or <a href="/documents/admission-details.pdf" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="color:#0000ff;">print it out</strong></a>. The Admissions Details Chart is a great tool for organizing admissions requirements (such as deadline, minimum GPA, SAT or ACT scores, and more) for colleges you may be applying to. ​You can also use this <a href="/documents/Safety-Match-Reach-Worksheet.pdf" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>Safety-Match-Reach School Worksheet</strong></span>​​​</a> to organize the schools you apply to based on how close college admissions requirements match your academic criteria. <br></div>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th Gradehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/Timeline-8th-Grade.pdf8th GradeCollege Planning TimelinesNew Window0x010100BAC29FC12BF93C4A8AFE04BFB4DF609B
ACThttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=113http://www.act.org/ACTPrepare for the ACT, PSAT, or SATNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
College Planning To-Do List and Arizona Instate University Financial Aid Calculationshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/To-Do-List-AZ-Instate-Calculations.pdfCollege Planning To-Do List and Arizona Instate University Financial Aid CalculationsCollege Planning BasicsNew Window0x010100BAC29FC12BF93C4A8AFE04BFB4DF609B
9th Gradehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/Timeline-9th-Grade.pdf9th GradeCollege Planning TimelinesNew Window0x010100BAC29FC12BF93C4A8AFE04BFB4DF609B
PSAThttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=114http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.htmlPSATPrepare for the ACT, PSAT, or SATNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
10th Gradehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/Timeline-10th-Grade.pdf10th GradeCollege Planning TimelinesNew Window0x010100BAC29FC12BF93C4A8AFE04BFB4DF609B
Nuts and Bolts of College Prephttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/Nuts-Bolts-College-Prep.pdfNuts and Bolts of College PrepCollege Planning BasicsNew Window0x010100BAC29FC12BF93C4A8AFE04BFB4DF609B
SAThttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=115http://sat.collegeboard.org/homeSATPrepare for the ACT, PSAT, or SATNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
11th Gradehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/Timeline-11th-Grade.pdf11th GradeCollege Planning TimelinesNew Window0x010100BAC29FC12BF93C4A8AFE04BFB4DF609B
Preventing and Managing Stresshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/Stress-Management.pdfPreventing and Managing StressCollege Planning BasicsNew Window0x010100BAC29FC12BF93C4A8AFE04BFB4DF609B
12th Gradehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/Timeline-12th-Grade.pdf12th GradeCollege Planning TimelinesNew Window0x010100BAC29FC12BF93C4A8AFE04BFB4DF609B
Helpful Websiteshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/Helpful-websites.pdfHelpful WebsitesTips & ResourcesNew Window0x010100BAC29FC12BF93C4A8AFE04BFB4DF609BA handout featuring helpful websites for admissions, financial aid, and scholarships.
2018 Federal Income Tax Calculatorhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=102https://www.calcxml.com/calculators/federal-income-tax-calculator2018 Federal Income Tax CalculatorFind the FundingNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
ASU Financial Aidhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=103https://asuonline.asu.edu/what-it-costs/financial-aidASU Financial AidFind the FundingNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass401275C56BFA407783A312C0DF1DAE26">Learn about the types of funding ASU offers in the form of grants, scholarships, federal work-study, loans, and outside resources​.<br></div>
AZ Transferhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=87http://www.aztransfer.com/AZ TransferFind Your College FitNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClassA9C2F77E7AD1499EAD28412741581099">​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.<br></div>
Arizona College and Career Guidehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=86https://highered.az.gov/sites/all/modules/flipbook1/mobile/index.html#p=1Arizona College and Career GuideFind Your College FitNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClassED4340381AF0419CBD451456724015D5">​This guide, provided by the Arizona Commission for postsecondary education, a current and comprehensive online listing of all public and licensed institutions in the state of Arizona including degree and program information.<br></div>
Arizona State Universityhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=73http://www.asu.edu/Arizona State UniversityArizona Public UniversitiesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
BigFuturehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=88https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/BigFutureFind Your College FitNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClassD486088416A64C2DB765DDAF3DABC069">​A college preparati​on s​​ite provided by The College Board.<br></div>
Bridging Successhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=89http://www.fosteringadvocatesarizona.org/foster-youth-bridging-success/Bridging SuccessFind Your College FitNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass008AF3E4723547728EAEEB92CBC3177A">​This program specializes in providing campus support to meet the unique needs of alumni of foster care. They will help you navigate your higher education while providing continuous support until the day you graduate and receive your diploma!<br></div>
CareerOneStophttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=98https://www.careeronestop.org/getmyfuture/CareerOneStopExplore College Majors and CareersNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass778C9B81F3A343009653FB6980C16EE5">A site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and includes career aptitude/interest assessments, job searches, information on apprenticeships, vocational training, education necessary for different career fields, and wages and salaries for different types of jobs.<br></div>
Chandler-Gilbert Community Collegehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=76http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/Pages/Default.aspxChandler-Gilbert Community CollegeMaricopa Community CollegesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
College Goal FAFSAhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=104https://collegegoal.az.gov/college-goal-fafsaCollege Goal FAFSAFind the FundingNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass1C17DC16222646B3865DB6933AC61EA7">Arizona's College Goal FAFSA is agrant-funded statewide initiative that provides free information to Arizona students and families seeking college financial aid.​<br></div>
College Greenlighthttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=90http://www.collegegreenlight.com/index.jspCollege GreenlightFind Your College FitNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClassF9C97C9EB0E849A5A2591B1A75B81BFB">​A platform tha​​​t provides support to stude​nts through the college search and application process, featuring "best fit" college lists, customized college profiles, and a scholarship database.<br></div>
College Navigatorhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=91http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/College NavigatorTypes of Financial AidNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass29A906F1540E46DFA4655DC851B35A8A">​This is an interactive website that allows you to explore and compare features of different institutions including programs and majors, admissions considerations, estimated student expenses, campus crime statistics and more.<br></div>
College Preparation Checklisthttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=105https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/college-prep-checklist.pdfCollege Preparation ChecklistFind the FundingNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClassB494FA7D5AB647908DE9438D670731FC">An education guide provided by the US Department of Education describing the steps needed for students to get ready for college.<br></div>
College Scorecardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=92https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/College ScorecardFind Your College FitNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass6931EACC55784DB185F33668EFD4FEB9">This Scorecard highlights key indicators about the cost and value of institutions across the country to help students choose a school that is well-suited to meet their needs, priced affordably, and is consistent with their educational and career goals.​<br><br></div>
CollegeViewhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=93http://www.collegeview.com/index.jspCollegeViewFind Your College FitNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass2C283111FF734188B374B9E3306B15EC">This site contains hundreds of articles pertaining to the college planning process, along with over 4,000 college-specific information pages​.<br></div>
Estrella Mountain Community Collegehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=77http://www.estrellamountain.edu/Estrella Mountain Community CollegeMaricopa Community CollegesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
Financial Aid for Foster Youthhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=107https://collegegoal.az.gov/foster-careFinancial Aid for Foster YouthFind the FundingNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClassDBF707902AF74E7BB0CE8254FDD24169">This​​​ webs​​​​ite of​​​fers information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities for foster youth as well as other great resources.<br></div>
GateWay Community Collegehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=78http://www.gatewaycc.edu/GateWay Community CollegeMaricopa Community CollegesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
Glendale Community Collegehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=79http://www.gccaz.edu/Glendale Community CollegeMaricopa Community CollegesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
Higher Education Opportunity Act Information on College Costshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=108http://www.collegecost.ed.gov/Higher Education Opportunity Act Information on College CostsFind the FundingNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass234243C7C50E4BDE80313EC2A58C7DB8">You will find information about tuition and net costs at postse​condary institutions.<br></div>
Khan Academyhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=117https://www.khanacademy.org/satKhan AcademyPrepare for the ACT, PSAT, or SATNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClassAC59B141FCEE4DE3B9BDF7BB0EBA0830">A joint SAT P​​rep and SAT test feature, brought to you by Khan Academy and Collegeboard.com<br></div>
KnowHow2Gohttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=125http://knowhow2go.acenet.edu/KnowHow2GoStand Out from the CrowdNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClassD89C156148694AC2BA49B1DCA2412E2B">​KnowHow2Go is a campaign designed to encourage students and veterans to prepare for college. Explore this site to learn more about the steps you need to be college-ready.<br></div>
LearningExpress Libraryhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=118http://www.learningexpresshub.com/productengine/LELIndex.html#/learningexpresslibrary/libraryhome?AuthToken=3A83AEDE-7EC4-4940-AAEE-244606BE5D10LearningExpress LibraryPrepare for the ACT, PSAT, or SATNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass0A343E61B27143069EF27F168EA19F61">(Library card required if accessing from a computer outside of the library.)<br></div>
Make me a Freshmanhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=109https://makemeafreshman.com/Make me a FreshmanFind the FundingNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass2066644AA26D4400B5732C64E5380D4F">This free checklist for applying to college gives you the specific requirements and deadlines for your chosen colleges and financial aid. Plus, counselors can track their students' progress.​<br></div>
Maricopa Community Colleges Transfer Centerhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=95https://www.maricopa.edu/academics/university-transfer/pathwaysMaricopa Community Colleges Transfer CenterFind Your College FitNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClassF7F95927D1024D71B64B9700CCED07DF">​This website lists the universities that are transfer partners with Maricopa Community Colleges and even provides the approximate cost of tuition for each school. <br></div>
Mesa Community Collegehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=80http://www.mesacc.edu/Mesa Community CollegeMaricopa Community CollegesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
Northern Arizona Universityhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=74http://home.nau.edu/Northern Arizona UniversityArizona Public UniversitiesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
Number2.comhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=119http://www.number2.com/Number2.comPrepare for the ACT, PSAT, or SATNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass2FA046C29F4D442AAB96F4C1F207D335">Free SAT, ACT, and GRE prep.<br></div>
O*Net OnLinehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=101http://www.onetonline.org/O*Net OnLineExplore College Majors and CareersNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClassC8BF52183BCF4FBA95FE16C29E2CA7EE">This website offers tools for career exploration, has detailed descriptions of occupations, the skills needed, job analysis, and more.<br></div>
Paradise Valley Community Collegehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=81https://www.paradisevalley.edu/Paradise Valley Community CollegeMaricopa Community CollegesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
Peterson's Test and Career Prephttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=120https://catalog.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Search/misc/esourceview.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.35&Target=830Peterson's Test and Career PrepPrepare for the ACT, PSAT, or SATNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass119225077B9448F38F57E3AA654A2EA2">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.<br></div>
Phoenix Collegehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=82http://www.pc.maricopa.edu/Phoenix CollegeMaricopa Community CollegesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
Raise.mehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=110https://www.raise.me/Raise.meFind the FundingNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClassB8470AB5E86C4D938ACE7F5D454E7A95">Helps students in 9th-12th grades to discover colleges and earn "Micro-scholarships" for academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. When you add achievements to your Portfolio on Raise.me, you could be eligible to earn Micro-scholarships towards their partner colleges. These achievements can include good grades, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, volunteering or even starting a club. This can also include AP or IB courses, honors classes, and college-level courses, too.​<br></div>
Rio Salado Collegehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=83http://www.riosalado.edu/Pages/default.aspxRio Salado CollegeMaricopa Community CollegesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
SAT vs. ACT Handouthttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/Lets-Compare-SAT-and-ACT-Dates-2019-2020.pdfSAT vs. ACT HandoutPrepare for the ACT, PSAT, or SATNew Window0x010100BAC29FC12BF93C4A8AFE04BFB4DF609B
Scholarships for High Achieving Arizona Studentshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/documents/scholarships-for-high-achieving-AZ-students.PDFScholarships for High Achieving Arizona StudentsFind the FundingNew Window0x010100BAC29FC12BF93C4A8AFE04BFB4DF609B
Scottsdale Community Collegehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=84http://www.scottsdalecc.edu/Scottsdale Community CollegeMaricopa Community CollegesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
South Mountain Community Collegehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=85http://southmountaincc.edu/South Mountain Community CollegeMaricopa Community CollegesNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7