Planning for College
City Schools is committed to preparing students for success after high school. On these webpages, students and families can find information and resources to assist in college planning — and in making sure college is in reach. For additional support, please contact the counseling office of your high school.
- Getting ready for college: It's never too early to start!
- Finding the right college
- Applying to college
- Paying for college
- College Awareness Month
- Baltimore National College Fair
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- Current students and parents: Log into Naviance (Don't have an account? Speak with your school counselors.)
- Way2Go Maryland: Get a jump start on getting prepared for college with this website. Designed for students, parents and educators, its filled with resources to help guide you to the college of your choice. You can explore eleven universities in Maryland, gather information on how to pay for college, and make sure you are on the right track with checklists starting in the 6th grade.
- Maryland Higher Education Commission: This website presents information about planning for college in a user friendly and engaging manner. It provides information such as a grade-y-grade planning checklist, College 411 student guide to financial aid, assessment and career planning, a calendar to assist seniors, SAT preparation, USDE preparation publication, the importance of accreditation, and much more.
- Federal Student Aid: In addition to detailed information about financial aid, this site from the federal Department of Education provides information about preparing for and selecting a college.
- College resources for undocumented students
- College Guide for Undocumented Students
- Financial aid for undocumented students: Many non-U.S. citizens qualify for federal student aid. Don’t assume you can’t get aid just because you’re not a citizen.
- Baltimore Collegetown
- Maryland Campus Compact
- College Summit