College and Career Planning
Web-Based College and Career Planning Resources
The Monticello High School Guidance Department is pleased to provide students and parents with two web-based college and career planning resources. Students can find colleges, scholarships, take an interest inventory and research career interest areas. These programs are available to all students in grades 9-12. Students and parents are encouraged to take advantage of the information available on both of these sites. If you have any questions about the sites or need assistance, please call the Guidance Department at 845-794-8840, ext. 10950.
12th Grade Timeline & Checklist:
Want to know if you’re on track in the college application process?
Website has free online ACT/SAT practice tests
For a chance to take ACT/SAT practice exams free of charge visit Test Prep Review website.
College Entrance Exam Dates
Registration deadlines and materials for the SATs and ACTs are available in the Student Center. Students may also sign up online at either College Board website for the SATs or the ACT website for the ACTs.
It’s never too early…
It’s not too early for seniors and early graduates to sign up on the FAFSA website to get their pin numbers for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Higher Education website helps students
Get help with financial aid questions by visiting the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation website.
Take note of this code!
Your CEEB Code is 333200. This is used on SAT and ACT registration forms as well as requested on college applications.
Online College Information for High School Students
Learn more via the Online College Information website.
Interesting and helpful websites for the college-bound
Applying to College FAQs : Read about frequently asked questions about applying to college
FAFSA: Fill our your FAFSA form now or download a free copy of the FAFSA form from this website. The form is the Free Application for Student Aid. If you fill out the form online, parents and students need to get separate PIN numbers. This functions as signatures online.
SUNY Schools: This website provides links to all SUNY campuses, links to the online SUNY application, and a feature for prospective students to submit inquiries about any of the 64 SUNY campuses.
Common App: The 2021-2022 application will launch on August 1, 2021. Explore more than 900 colleges on the Common App
College Board: This website provides online signup for SAT1, college searches, and financial aid information.
Career Help: This website provides career information, interest inventories, and college search information.
Trade School: Is trade school right for you? Learn about trade school, trade school jobs, and choosing the right trade school in this guide
Military: Start here to view and learn about the different branches of the US Military.
Local Scholarship Opportunities: List of scholarships open to Monticello High School students
Scholarship Searches: This is a good site for college and scholarship searches.
SUNY Sullivan Application: Apply for free to our local SUNY Sullivan Community College!
8 Tips for Crafting Your Best College Essay : Your essay can give admission officers a sense of who you are, as well as showcasing your writing skills. Try these tips to craft your college application essay.
NYS Higher Education Services Corporation: The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation has help with financial aid questions.