*The information and links provided below will assist in making a more informed decision about the college process.
College Planning Timelines for Students:
Whether you're a student or parent, the following college planning timelines will keep you on track and in the know throughout high school. Helpful, step-by-step tips cover everything from taking the right classes, making a list of colleges, to filling out college forms and applications on time!
College Selection and Degree Planning:
The decision high school students will face to have to pick the most appropriate career path can be a challenging one. Add to that selecting the right college fit for that career path. The Sullivan School District utilizes Missouri Connections to assist students in making those choices. Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. My College Options is an additional resource that is utilized by the Counseling Department to assist in making college and career choices.
ACT Test Prep:
The ACT, or American College Test, is the nation's leading college admissions test, but more importantly it is an accurate indicator in determining a student's level of college and/or career readiness. Just taking the test to satisfy an institution's admission's score requirement is just one facet of the ACT. College advisers will study each sub-test score to determine the appropriate college schedule for newly enrolled college students. The decision each student makes to prepare for the ACT is an important one. The following links are designed to help in that preparation.
ACT Practice Test Questions:
Online ACT Test Prep, books, and courses:
College Application completion:
It is recommended that seniors who are interested in attending college complete an application to the institutions of their choosing in the early fall of their senior year. In order to complete and submit a college application, please visit the website for your institution and select 'Apply Now'. You will be asked to complete a log-in profile for the application website and will be required to pay for the application fee. If your student qualifies for a free or reduced meals they may qualify for a fee waiver. Please have them see a counselor. Students who are interested in applying to several elite colleges and/or universities may be interested in completing 'The Common Application'. This application is very thorough and is used by select institutions. Please inquire with the specific institutions for additional details about The Common Application.