Career & College Readiness

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) provides a guiding framework for the delivery of our services to all students and we strive to follow this model in all that we do. When students enter Lower Merion High School, they are assigned to one school counselor throughout all four years of high school until graduation. Students, counselors and families begin to connect and to form relationship from the start of a student's freshman year. Students can expect to work with their counselor primarily in 1:1 meetings, in occasional small group sessions and can also expect to have access to other school counselors through classroom presentations.

Formal college counseling is offered in two major ways through our delivery system as defined by ASCA: School Guidance Curriculum and Individual Student Planning.

College Application Process

Links to Other Internet Resources:

The Common Application - https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx

NCAA Eligibility Center for Athletes - http://eligibilitycenter.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.html

Peterson's Guide to College Information - http://www.petersons.com/

COLLEGIATE CHOICE WALKING TOURS VIDEOS: http://www.collegiatechoice.com/
A site run by a group of independent counselors in New Jersey who offer videos of walking tours of more than 350 colleges, providing “an unedited recording of an actual student-guided campus tour offered at that college.

CAMPUS CHAMPS: http://www.campuschamps.org/
Interactice site designed to help student athletes prepare for higher education. The site offers comprehensive information on how to select the right college or university, financial aid opportunities and eligibility requirements, NCAA regulations and guidelines, advice from coaches and recruiters, profiles on real student athletes, tips on writing a sports resume, and improvement in performance.

CAMPUS TOURS: http://www.campustours.com/
Save money on airfare and take a virtual campus tour. Site features include webcam footage. 360 degree panoramic photos, interactive maps, campus movies and old fashion still pictures.

COLLEGE BOARD ON LINE: http://collegeboard.com/
Permits you to use the award winning college search software ExPan online and for free.

COLLEGE IS POSSIBLE: http://www.collegeispossible.org/
Is the thought of college tuition keeping you awake at night? This not-for-profit resourse is for parents, students and education professionals who want to learn more about planning and paying for college.

HIGH SCHOOL ACE: http://www.highschoolace.org/
The High School Hub is a noncommercial portal to excellent free online academic resources for high school students. It features interactive learning activities, a reference collection, college information, and subject guides for English, mathematics, social studies, science, world languages, arts, and technology

HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: http://www.hbcumentor.org/
Provides students with information and admissions applications for degree-granting Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Students are able to apply to over 30 HBC(Historically Black Colleges) for only $35.Even if students feel they aren't interested in attendingan HBC, this is a good opportunity to see if a college is willing to provide a full scholarship for students with high GPA's(grade point average). In addition, students who would like to attend a four year college, but do not havea strong academic profile on their transcript, may stand a greater chance of being considered for acceptance somewhere.http://www.eduinconline.com/

IMAGINE AMERICA: http://www.imagine-america.org/
Choosing your career is an important, often difficult, decision. But with the right information – and the right education – you can find the career that is right for you and get trained to succeed in it. Imagine America's Scholarship Program is here to help fund your education. We're also here to help you make the big decisions that will affect your future success as a working professional.

NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE ONLINE: http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/
Official NCAA web site that gives details of student-eligibility requirements to play NCAA sports. Watch the site for changes in eligibility. Students can print the Guide For the College-Bound Student-Athlete.