Make a wise decision.Find the right college for you.
select for a copy Beyond High School How to Make a PlanBefore you begin you will need to get a copy of your unofficial transcript from your counselor.
College VisitsCollege representatives from various universities come to the College & Career Center room 211 to present information about their colleges. They will talk about programs, majors, campus life, admissions, scholarships and answer any other questions you may have about their college. Students who sign up must be serious about attending college, and working toward that goal. Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend college visits.
***After you sign up for the visit come see Mrs. King in the C.C.C. to ask for a pass that you may use on the day of the visit to attend.Search Sites
The following sites will help you as you search and make plans for your life after you graduate from Thornton. Please explore to find out which one works for you. Click on any of the purple titles to get started. Good Luck in your planning. You must register to use most of these websites.
Search to see which colleges want you. The free college matching service will help make your college search easier.
Founded in 1900, the College Board is a not-for-profit educational association that supports academic preparation and transition to higher education for students around the world through the ongoing collaboration of its member schools, colleges, universities, educational systems, and organizations.WhatsNextIllinois.org is an online portal providing comprehensive career and college access tools.Alphabetical listing by State
BestSchoolsUSA provides comprehensive information on: applying to colleges, application and admission requirements and procedures, college admissions criteria and the weight allotted by various colleges to grades, AP courses, SAT, ACT, sports, volunteer work, essays, references, etc. The web site also has tips on choosing colleges, preparing college applications, writing essays, getting recommendation letters, preparing for interviews, etc. Their comprehensive surveys provide answers which colleges themselves gave on application and admission requirements and procedures.
CampusTours is the definitive online source for virtual college tours, interactive maps, college webcams, QuickTime VR tours, campus movies and pictures. Every day thousands of prospective students visit CampusTours to take virtual excursions of colleges across the United States.Provides advice and resources on money, technology, sports recruiting, applications, and more.
CollegeProfiles.com features in-depth college profiles with information about academic programs, athletics, campus life, facilities, expenses, financial aid and much more.
A searchable database for more than 3,700 colleges, as well as links to virtual reality campus tours.Includes information on eligibility requirements for Division I and II colleges, recruiting policies, and NCAA Clearinghouse information.
A searchable database of vocational schools and careers and financial aid.
Peterson"s plays host to one of the web"s most comprehensive education sites. Gather information on everything from accredited online courses to financial aid programs.
A listing of two and four year colleges by alphabetic sorting, by geographic region, and by major.
Things to consider when choosing a college.
The Think College web site has been designed to provide information on educational opportunities beyond high school for learners of all ages.
This site assists high school students with planning for the future and other guidance issuesAffordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the not-for-profit universities and colleges in Illinois that offer online college programs. Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions. Yet today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. This data set is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS. A few of the key features on the page:
- Researched and published online, accredited, not-for-profit institutions, sorted by affordability
- Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution's philosophy on online learning
- Scholarship and financial aid options for college students in Illinois
COLLEGE INFORMATIONbelow you will find some links to other websites you can use to do your college search