Comprehensive Web Sites
Colleges that Change Lives
College search, standardized testing preparation, tips for parents, application procedures (including essay suggestions), and links to financial aid information.
College search, standardized testing information (PSAT, SAT, AP), links to PROFILE and other financial aid resources.
Financial Aid Web Sites
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Standardized Testing Web Sites
PSAT, SAT, AP Tests
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Other Important Sites
National Collegiate Athletic Association Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse
Use the link above to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center
The Web page has two boxes. Click on the box for “FALL 2010 OR AFTER?” and you will be directed to the “Welcome” page for the NCAA Eligibility Center. On this page, click on the tab for “new account” in the box in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to provide an e-mail address, to which the NCAA will send instructions for registering.
The process from this point is fairly simple:
- Complete the online registration form and submit your payment
- Request that Ms. Lakin send your Hotchkiss transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center.
- Have your SAT or ACT scores sent to the NCAA directly from the testing organization. To send the scores, use the appropriate link from the College Board (http://sat.collegeboard.com/scores/send-sat-scores) or the ACT organization (http://www.actstudent.org/scores/send/index.html). Like colleges and universities, the NCAA has its own code; it is 9999.
- IF APPLICABLE:
If you attended a high school prior to Hotchkiss, you must provide the NCAA with an official transcript from your previous school. The transcript must be sent directly from the school to the NCAA. Please contact officials at your previous school and ask that your transcript be sent to the following address:
NCAA Eligibility Center
P.O. Box 7136
Indianapolis, IN 46207
Transcripts may not be faxed.
There will be further steps for you to complete near the end of your high school career. Please talk with your college advisor and your future college coach after May 1st of your senior year at Hotchkiss.
The Common Application
For the application, choose the fourth bullet under "Complete First-Year Application Packet."
Writing the Essay: Sound Advice from an Expert
Tips from Parke Muth, Senior Assistant Dean and Director of International Admission, Office of Undergraduate Admission, University of Virginia
"Imagine: Big Ideas for Bright Minds"
This is a comprehensive list of academic summer programs compiled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth.
Important Scholarly Journals About the College Experience, Student Support and Achievement
NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators on Higher Education (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators)
The NASPA journal database (http://journals.naspa.org/) includes: The Journal of Student Affairs, Research and Practice, The NASPA Journal About Women In Higher Education and The Journal of College and Character
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (http://www.jbhe.com/)
The journal includes a range of news releases about enrollment and retention initiatives at various colleges, an annual survey and rankings relating to admission and enrollment of African-American students at national universities and liberal arts colleges, articles about professional and graduate programs at American colleges, etc.
Journal of African-American Males in Education (http://journalofafricanamericanmales.com/)
The Journal contains a range of articles for students, educators and parents aimed toward helping students achieve success in secondary and post-secondary education.