College and Career Center
Heading for college?
We can help you find some great colleges, do the applications, and understand college costs & financial aid.
Unsure if you're ready for college?
We can help you feel more confident about college, find other post secondary options, and figure out some possible careers.
We can help!
Our volunteers assist students on a drop-in basis. We have lots of information on every aspect of the college & career process, and really helpful volunteers to guide you.
Parents welcome too . . .
NOTE to Colleges: To schedule a visit contact counselor Megan Schlicker at 503-916-5160, ext 75 687 or email@example.com
Career Preparation • Jobs • Leadership / Volunteer / Summer Opportunities
Information changes regularly, so keep checking!
Use Naviance for College & Career Planning
Colleges Visiting Grant
See NAVIANCE for the schedule
• Students must "sign up" on Naviance if planning to attend a college's visit
• Students who have entered individual colleges in their "Colleges I'm Thinking About" on Naviance will receive email notification when a visit from that college is scheduled
Colleges in Portland and all around the country welcome visitors year-round. For some great suggestions see the "Visiting Colleges" section of the Grant Guide to Planning for College
Scholarships on Naviance
New scholarships added regularly
Go to Naviance (see above), Colleges Tab, Scholarship List
What should you be doing about college?
See our Grant Guide to Planning for College
Web page updated 9-11-12
Grant CCC Publications
CCC Financial Aid Tips
How & where to get financial aid for college
ACT & SAT Test Preparation
From free to $$$
WUE Colleges List
Attend public colleges in Western States with reduced tuition through Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE).
This Information Summary shows requirements, deadlines & more to help narrow your search.
(Updated December 2012)
Scholarship Search Wizard & lots more (U.S. Dept. of Education)
Lots of information & a link to the online OSAC application
New York Times "The Choice"
Great articles & discussions on college
U.S. News College Information
Great resources in addition to college rankings
Detailed information from U.S. Dept. of Education on all U.S. schools, including "net price" & much more. There's a really great College Search function
NCAA 2012-13 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
All about qualifying for college athletics