College Tools

Scholarships


Get your scholarship applications submitted as soon as possible. Make sure to send in everything that is requested. And, present yourself neatly and accurately, taking the time to check your grammar and spelling.

OKC Community Foundation
P.E.O. Star Scholarship
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Weokie Foundation
Fastweb
NextStepU
GoodCall Scholarship Engine
Scholly App

Entrance Exam


The ACT is a college entrance exam many colleges and universities require for admission. It is recommended to take the exam prior to your senior year. You can take it earlier in your high school career and as many times as you want and/or can afford. A minimum score is required by most post-secondary institutions. Also, scholarship money is available for those students who score exceptionally well on the ACT, so it is important to be prepared upon entering the testing session.

ACT Registration
ACT Tips
ACT Guide
ACT Prep
Online Practice

College Preparation


Preparing for college is an exciting time in life, but it is also a very important time of transition for most students. It is best not to just “wing it.” Instead, develop a game plan and follow a process which best prepare you for the next step in your life. "Most people do not prepare to fail; rather, they fail to prepare." ----- Don't be one of them.

OK College Start
College Prep Checklist
FAFSA4caster

Additional Resources:

College Board
OK Higher Education Directory
Student Loans
Student Life

Financial Resources


There's no getting around it - college is expensive. However, you can reduce your net out-of-pocket expenses by taking advantage of scholarships, grants, & low-interest loans which may be available to you. It does take a strategic plan and substantive effort, but the payoff can be worth thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars!

FAFSA
FSA
OCAP
OHLAP
Pell Grant
FSEOG
OTAG