For Younger Students

The NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) offers a wealth of free information to families in NH to assist in the college process. They offer presentations at our school and host workshops at their office in Concord. NHHEAF now offers YouTube versions of their presentations online, so you can learn more about topics related to the college process. Find them by scrolling over the Events and Resources tab and then clicking on the CCP Presentation Handouts line on the NHHEAF web site.

Resources for Parents

--Both of these publications, prepared by the US government, contain excellent tips and sources of information for parents.

Getting Ready for College Early: A handbook for parents of students in grades 6 through 9. Topics include: Why College is Important; Taking the Right High School Courses; Help for Parents; Planning Ahead and Paying for College.

Preparing Your Child for College: Click on any of the topics on this site for further information on: General Questions about College; Preparing for College; Choosing a College, Financing a College Education; Long-Range Planning; Terms; Charts; and Exercises & Checklists for You and Your Child (I think you will find this last topic particularly useful !!)

Discover U : a one-day workshop for eighth graders and their parents on early college awareness and preparation

College Search

In addition to the online BRIDGES program which sophomores, juniors and seniors can access, many searches are available online. Only a few are listed below; however, these are very comprehensive. Searches allow students to generate lists of schools based on their interests and needs (location, major, size, etc.). Most searches also allow you to get detailed information on specific colleges.

CollegeView Search A free on-line search with profiles of 3,700+ colleges and universities, virtual tours, and electronic applications.

College Search (Peterson's). Many different ways to search for appropriate colleges as well as a link to YAHOO's search....on-line view books, campus tours, and instant inquiry....reading information topics include: Early Decision; stories written by college bound students; Self-evaluation in looking for a college; A Parent's View; Considering College Quality, and the Application Essay. Peterson's also has a new web site at for online college applications.

Cappex is a simple way to search for colleges and see where you fit into the range of students who apply and are accepted to over 3000 colleges.

The College Board site is excellent for its search program and for timetables, lists and articles about all aspects of researching, applying to and paying for college, as well as an online application program. There are parent and student articles and information. Information on college testing and a scholarship searach as well as a school search is available.

The New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators site has information of the colleges in New Hampshire as well as financial aid information for the NH colleges and in general.

College Prowler gives real (and subjective) feedback from current college students and recent graduates, and rates school on a huge range of topics. This fun search site goes beyond statistics and helps you get a portrait of the colleges it reviews.

The Military Academies

Below are the Web Sites for information on the challenging and selective Academies. Students interested in pursuing one or more of these college options should begin the process no later than the fall of Junior year

The Student Athlete

Students who wish to continue in athletic competition at a Division One or Division Two four-year college need to register with NCAA. Information about eligibility (needed high school courses, test scores, class rank), recruiting rules and the processing forms are available in the guidance office and at the NCAA website.

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