COLLEGE PLANNING

Millard West High School has selected Naviance Family Connection to assist us and our students in managing the college and career planning process. Naviance Family Connection is a comprehensive website that students and parents can use as a tool in planning for their future.  Registration code information for students and parents can be obtained by contacting the Guidance Office.                  
Please click here to access Naviance Family Connections.   
          
Here are some of the features to explore in Family Connections:

College Lookup
This research tool provides comprehensive information on thousands of colleges. In addition to general and admissions information, further data is presented on academics, cost and financial aid, student body characteristics, extracurricular and athletic programs. A link to each college’s website is provided.

College Search
Enter criteria such as size, location, cost, availability of specific majors or athletic programs, and students can produce a list of colleges that meet their criteria.

Resources
This feature provides links to other useful websites relating to college information, financial aid, test preparation, NCAA eligibility, etc.

Other helpful college planning websites:

ACT
Use this website to register for the test, send ACT scores, and much more!

College Board Online
Register here for the SAT. This gigantic web site is full of all kinds of college planning information, including a college and scholarship search program, sample SAT and PSAT questions, how to find the right school for you, and financial aid and scholarship information. It even provides detailed information about SAT II Tests and helps you figure out, for example, which Math test you should take.

The Common Application
With instant access to nearly 700 colleges and universities around the world, the Common App is the most seamless way to manage the application process.

NCAA
All Division I & II student athletes must register with the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse.

University of Nebraska Admission Standards
Here is a detailed explanation of what it takes to be admitted to UNO, UNL, and UNK. Included in this page are the core course equivalencies for every high school in Nebraska.

EducationQuest
This is the best local website for college planning. EducationQuest covers all the bases, from how to write a resume, to how to figure out the financial aid process. They are the experts in financial aid, and all college bound students in Nebraska should check their web site... and go visit them at Rockbrook Village. Their help is free!

KnowHow2Go Nebraska
EducationQuest Foundation is proud to sponsor the national KnowHow2GO college-access campaign in Nebraska. This campaign was developed by the American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation for Education and the Ad Council to inform 8th-10th graders about four steps they need to take to make college a reality.

Transfer Nebraska 
The one-stop shop for course transfer is the Transfer Nebraska website developed in collaboration with the university, state college system and community colleges. The website shows transfer-ability among Nebraska public higher education institutions and several independent colleges. Transfer Nebraska includes more than 228,140 course equivalencies that can be used in academic planning both in high school and beyond.

Art Institutes International
Provides information on the network of thirty-three Art Institutes located throughout North America, specializing in the creative and applied arts. Degree and non-degree programs are offered in design, media arts, fashion, and the culinary arts.

Black Excel
This site has college information for African American students.

CampusTours.com
This site provides prospective students with a visual tour of hundreds of college campuses. It is a great way to get a feel for the campus that might be too far away for a weekend drive.

Study Abroad
If you are at all interested in studying abroad, this site has lots of helpful information and links to dozens of programs. It is a comprehensive directory of study abroad programs, summer study abroad, internship, service learning and volunteer abroad programs, and intensive language programs.

The Princeton Review.com
Finding your perfect college fit doesn't need to be a major headache. We've compiled search tools for some of the best colleges and universities, articles, and resources to help you find the right school, contact admissions officials instantly, excel on tests, and pay for college.

United States Military Opportunities
U.S. News and World Report
Discover great information in their highly respected ranking guides! It also includes a college search engine and comprehensive information to aid in the college search.
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