College and Career Readiness
Fitchburg High School's School Code: 220-820
FHS Fax Number for Guidance: 978-343-2143
"Recommended Steps for the Senior College Application Process"
Please read the file below to access information in regards to FHS College Application Process.
FHS College Visits
Throughout the year, FHS will host a number of college and career institutions to meet with our students. Colleges and Universities that are visiting can be found within your Naviance Account. Students will complete all College Visits by logging into their Naviance Account and registering in advance. Please refer to the process below:
1. Once you are logged into Family Connection
2. On the left hand side of the screen scroll down to….
3. About College…..
4. Scroll down to and click on “visit schedule”
5. Choose the college you want the appointment with and click on the blue “signup” link
6. Select the Sign Me Up button
7. Print out this confirmation page and have your teacher for the period you will be missing class sign this confirmation page.
8. Bring this signed confirmation sheet to Guidance Office at the time of the visit and leave with Mrs. Orsini, Registrar.
New FREE, comprehensive college planning website from the College board that improves the college planning process for all students. Designed with input from students and educators, the site contains the information you’ve come to rely on, now presented in a more student-centered, interactive way. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
College Board AP Student Website
A new online home for AP students that provides student perspectives on the AP experience, information about AP courses and exams, access to AP scores, and a college credit policy search tool. https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home
College Admission Information
The National Association for College Admission Counseling. Nearly 13,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. Offering extensive resources for students and parents.
A resource of the US Department of Education. College Navigator gathers admission, retention, graduation, and financial aid data for every college in the country.
A public service initiative that helps middle and high school students prepare, apply, and pay for college. Sponsored by The American Council on Education, the Lumina Foundation, and the Ad Council.
A College Board project connecting students with success stories about preparing, applying, and paying for college.
Affordable Colleges Online: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/massachusetts/
Affordable Colleges Online began in 2011 with the mission to provide strategies and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resources and tools span topics such as financial-aid and college savings strategies, affordability and scorecard rankings, opportunities for Veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We have been featured by nearly 600 top universities in the United States, Canada, and the UK along by several many state and local government organizations.
Financial Aid Information
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid: a required form for any student seeking need-based financial aid.
A resource of the US Department of Education. Learn about different types of financial aid and how to apply for them.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. More than 18,000 student financial assistance professionals at approximately 3,000 institutions of higher education, serving over 16 million students. Offering extensive resources for students and parents.