Career and College Planning

Montgomery’s High School code (used to register for the SAT/ACT): 392715

 

Below you will find great websites for students interested in learning about their interest styles and potential colleges/careers they may be interested in pursuing. See below for more details on each site. (Note: All sites are free to use, but most require an email address to create an username and password)

 

Education Planner – A public service of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), offers practical and easy-to-understand advice so you can find the career and educational path that’s right for you.

Getting Them There – This website focuses on easing the Pennsylvania school counselor’s role in getting students to college, providing free downloadable resources that can be modified to meet your needs. Students, parents and other educators will also find the website invaluable as a single source of resources and links to help get Pennsylvania students to post-secondary education.

PA Career Zone – After registering, you can complete an assessment that lets you know yourself better and explore job families related to your interests.

The College Board – Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools. You will need to register for the SAT on this site!

Mapping Your Future – This site is committed to helping students, families, and schools navigate the higher education and student loan processes through trusted career, college, and financial aid counseling and resources. Mapping Your Future’s student-minded information portal and person-to-person financial loan counseling provides unbiased financial aid education to help students understand the student loan process.

Peterson’s – The Peterson’s databases includes over 50,000 accredited Schools and Programs, and over 5,000 Scholarships. Use our search tools to find the school, program, or scholarship that’s right for you. You can focus your search on the categories important to you.

Go College – One of the oldest and most trusted resources to guide students on how to finance and succeed in college. Materials are divided into four major categories that most students experience when getting into college: Financial Aid, Admissions, Education Options, and College Survival.

College Factual – Find your future faster, FREE. Get initial results in 5 minutes with QuickMatch. Get matched to the college and major most likely to result in a future you love at a price you can afford.

ASVAB Career Exploration – Career planning and exploration program that combines a multiple-aptitude test with an interest self-assessment and a wide range of career exploration tools. And it’s FREE to participating schools! (Note: Juniors take the ASVAB in October and review their scores in February with the school counselor)