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Testing

  • www.collegeboard.com
    Sign up for the SAT Question of the Day!
    Register for the SAT, send scores to colleges, download score reports.
  • www.actstudent.org
    Register for the ACT, view and send scores, and learn more about the test.

Researching

  • www.theu.com
    A personal visit to a campus is crucial in the admission process. If a visit is not possible, you can check out the videos on this site and take virtual tours. Some are even created by students.
  • www.collegeapps.about.com
    Useful articles with tips for all stages of the admission process.
  • connection.naviance.com/fc/signin.php?hsid=wmmhs
    West Morris Mendham High School’s NAVIANCE account system, including statistics and graphs to predict your chances of getting in. Get your personal login and password from your guidance counselor, or enter the guest password, “parent.”
  • www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/rankgen.htm
    A great source for college rankings in a variety of categories.
  • www.admissionsadvice.com
    Relevant and interesting articles about the often overwhelming college application process.

Adapting

Applying

  • www.commonapp.org
    Accepted by 315 colleges and universities, the Common Application is a standard method of applying to many public and private schools across the country. Some schools require a supplement in addition to the core of the application, and those supplements can be accessed through your personal account. Even if you are not ready to apply, preview a copy of the application to know what to expect when the time comes!

Paying

  • www.fastweb.com
    Online database of scholarship opportunities. Start an account and receive personalized scholarship recommendations.
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov
    The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a government service to ensure that all qualifying individuals receive financial assistance for college funds.
  • https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/index.jsp
    The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is required by some schools as part of the financial aid application. Students can apply online using this service from the College Board.

Helping

Community service experiences are great ways to use your talents and privilege for the good of the world. Clients rave about extended summer and spring break programs and also enjoy more extended commitments closer to home. The links below present a variety of options for you to connect with people in your neighborhood and world to make a positive difference.

National and International Summer Programs:


Ideas for local volunteer work in Morris County:

  • Become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Contact your local First Aid Squad to learn more about this opportunity.
  • Become a volunteer firefighter. Contact your local fire company to learn more about this opportunity.
  • Habitat for Humanity: www.morrishabitat.org
    A nonprofit, equal opportunity, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to building decent, affordable housing with low-income families.
  • Office of Temporary Assistance
    Main Office Location: Morris Township, New Jersey
    Address: 340 W. Hanover Avenue
    Telephone: 973.326.7800
    Location 2
    Dover, New Jersey
    Address: 8 South Morris Street
    Telephone: 973.989.6015
    Provides a variety of financial, medical and social services to persons/families who meet certain criteria, depending on family size, monthly income and assets/resources. These include Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, General Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid and NJ KIDCARE.
  • Matheny School and Hospital: www.matheny.org
    Location: Peapack, New Jersey
    Matheny Medical and Educational Center is a teaching hospital and a premier facility for people of all ages with developmental disabilities. Matheny specializes in the care of children and adults with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and Lesch-Nyhan Disease.
  • Holly Manor Nursing Home
    Location: Mendham, New Jersey
    Address: 84 Cold Hill Road
    Telephone: 973.543.2500
  • Morris County Head Start
    Location: Dover, New Jersey
    Address: 18 Thompson Avenue
    Telephone: 973.989.9052
  • Market Street Mission: www.marketstreet.org
    Location: Morristown, New Jersey
    The Market Street Mission ministers to the homeless, helpless, and hopeless in Northern NJ by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through a structured program which enables them to lead responsible, productive lives.
  • Father English Multi-Purpose Center
    Location: Paterson, New Jersey
    Address: 435 Main Street
    Telephone: 973.881.0280
    The social services office of the Catholic Diocese of Paterson.
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