The College & Career Center is designed to aid Carroll High School students and parents as they prepare for all aspects of post-secondary experience. We are committed to college readiness for all students. It’s never too soon and never too late to start down the College Ready path. Here are resources to help you begin what may be the most exciting and important journey of your life!

Parents and Students -

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Juniors = @19carroll

Sophomores = @20carroll

Freshmen = @21carroll

TEXT to 81010---For example:  Seniors will text @18carroll to 81010


FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Starting with the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), these changes will be in effect:

  •  You’ll be able to submit your FAFSA earlier. You can file your 2018-2019 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2017.

The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information:

WHEN A STUDENT IS ATTENDING COLLEGE (SCHOOL YEAR) WHEN A STUDENT CAN SUBMIT A FAFSA WHICH YEAR'S INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION REQUIRED
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 October 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 2015
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 October 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019 2016
July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 October 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020 2017

For more information, please visit FAFSA wesbite


2017-2018 ACT/SAT Tests Dates and Deadlines

TEST TEST DATE NORMAL REGISTRATION
LATE
REGISTRATION
LOCATIONS
ACT
9.09.17
8.04.17
8.18.17
SAT
10.07.17
9.08.17
9.27.17
CHS
ACT 10.28.17 9.22.17 10.06.17
SAT 11.04.17 10.05.17 10.25.17 CHS
SAT 12.02.17 11.02.17 11.21.17 CHS
ACT 12.09.17 11.03.17 11.17.17
 ACT 2.10.18 
1.12.18 
1.19.18

 SAT 3.10.18 2.09.18 2.28.18
CHS
 ACT 4.14.18
3.09.18
3.23.18 

 SAT 5.05.18
4.06.18
4.25.18
CHS
 SAT 6.02.18
5.03.18
5.23.18

 ACT 6.09.18
5.04.18
5.18.18

 ACT 7.14.18
6.15.18
6.22.18


TSI

State-legislated program designed to improve student success in college.  THE TSI WILL NOW BE ADMINISTERED AT CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL. DATES TO BE UPDATED, SOON.  Students wanting to enroll in Dual Credit and seniors who need to test for college may register on the Carroll webstore.  The test is $7.00.

  • https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login

Benefits of a Community College


Academic Readiness

Once you begin your college career, you need to feel confident that your high school preparation was more than adequate: this is academic readiness, a crucial component for college success. It means that you can handle college course work without remediation, especially in math, reading, and writing. Think about the following while keeping up with your high school course load.

  •  Have you worked with your parents and counselor on your 4-year plan?
  •  Do you know how to calculate your GPA?
  •  Should you consider taking a college entrance exam prep course?

Carroll High School has academic course offerings to prepare you for any higher education experience. All students are encouraged to take rigorous, college preparatory courses in order to be eligible and ready for college academia.

ACT

College entrance exam published by American College Testing that measures a student's ability in math, verbal comprehension and problem solving.

SAT

College entrance exam published by the College Board that measures a student's ability in reading, writing/language and math. The SAT has an optional essay component. 

High School Classes that Colleges Look For 

AP Exams and AP Courses

College-equivalent courses offered in high school. Students can earn credit at most colleges and universities from AP Exams which are correlated to AP courses.


Personal Readiness

One important component of being College Ready is personal readiness--your ability to carry out your mission to successfully complete a college education. In addition to a strong commitment, think about these questions as you prepare for higher education.

  •  How are your time management skills?
  •  Do you have a support network?
  •  Do you know where to go? Who to ask? When you need help?

It is your individual responsibility to develop skills and good work habits during high school that will pay off long into the future. Use these resources to ensure your success after graduating from Carroll High School.

First Steps to Personal Readiness

Timeliness

Efficient use of time and importance of meeting personal and college admission deadlines.

Parental Expectations and Support

Finding Your College Fit



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