College Application Records Request
As part of the college application process, students need to request various records from the GRS Registrar (Aaron Lichtov) or College and Career Counselor (Matt McElrath). The form below has been created to streamline this process. Students, please click here to complete the request form for each school to which you are applying–whether the school uses the Common App, SENDedu, or good old fashioned US mail to collect application information. You will need to log in with your GRS email account to access the form. Incomplete forms, or records requested in a format other than this form, will result in a delay in getting your records request fulfilled. Thanks for helping us help you. Please feel free to contact Aaron orMatt with any questions.College Resources
Great River School seeks to ensure that all students have the information and skills to successfully transition from high school to post secondary options. This is not an exhaustive list of resources, but merely a starting point. The sites listed here are not endorsed by Great River School, but only serve as a starting point of your College and Career search.
College and Career Websites
- blackcollegesearch.com – Search for historically black colleges
- http://www.braintrack.com/colleges-by-career -in-depth US career profiles and college listings as well as degree and wage statistics for over 400 occupations that commonly require college or university education for entry or advancement.
- collegeboard.com – PSAT and SAT resource as well as college search
- collegeconfidential.com – Hundreds of articles about choosing a college, getting into college, how to pay for it, and much more
- campuscompare.com – This is a starting point for finding your best-fit college. Discover more than 7,000 2-year and 4-year colleges adn dive in to the real-time College Current from colleges across the country.
- collegenet.com - Links to schools; has on-line applications, customized Internet admissions applications built for over 1500 colleges and universities.
- collegeview.com – CollegeView is a free online college search service with profiles of more than 3,500 colleges and universities.
- imakeithappen.org – I Make It Happen is an interactive website designed to increase college participation and success rates for Minnesota students.
- iSeek – A comprehensive career and educational planning guide to help Minnesotans of all ages explore their options. It includes an interest assessment worksheet, specific occupational details, and resources for career planning.
- mymajors.com – Provides useful advice for students on finding a college major based on their interests. Take the short college major quiz and find your best fitting college majors.
- petersons.com – Peterson’s Planner offers search tools for colleges and universities, articles, and resources
- review.com – Sponsored by Princeton Review. Look under “college”, then “search for a college”
- Matchcollege.com is a free college search and information site, providing information on admissions, financial aid, tuition and more on over 6,000 colleges and universities nation-wide.
- http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.net/ is an article about the value and importance of accredited online colleges.
College Application Websites
- commonapp.org – Fill out the Common Application to submit online or download forms.
- eduinconline.com - Apply to 20 historically black colleges with one application for $30.
- http://www.numbers2.com – These online test preparation courses are free. By creating an account, you can access a customized course that includes user-friendly tutorials and practice sessions for the ACT, SAT and GRE.
- fafsa.ed.gov – Find worksheets and application information for the FAFSA (Federal Student Financial Aid Application)
- navigatemn.org - For undocumented students who need financial assistance
- Financial Aid Presentation – part 1
- Financial Aid Presentation – Part 2
- Adventures in Education – http://www.aie.org/scholarships
- College Answser – http://www.collegeanswer.com
- Fast Web – http://www.fastweb.com
- Scholarships offered by some Minnesota schools – http://www.getreadyforcollege.org/mnscholarships
Resources for International Baccalaureate Diploma students
- Scholarships for IB diploma holders - http://www.ibo.org/diploma/recognition/scholarships/
- Recognition policy summaries (institutions which give credit for and IB Diploma) - http://www.ibo.org/diploma/recognition/recognitionpolicy/index.cfm
- U of MN Twin Cities IB information - http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/academics/ib.html
Gap Year Resources
Lonely Planet: The Gap Year Book, by Joe Bindloss, Charlotte Hindle, and Andrew Nystrom
Planning Your Gap Year, by Nick Vandome
Taking a Gap Year, by Susan Griffith
Taking Time Off, by Colin Hall and Ron Lieber
Considering Your Options: A Guidebook for Investigating Gap Year Opportunities by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development
AmeriCorps Corporation for National & Community Service
Study Abroad An extensive directory of semester- and year-long educational programs abroad
Travel Planning Gap Year travel planning guide.