Preparing for college is an in-depth process that occurs throughout a student’s high school career. The counselors at Elyria Catholic High School assist the students in exploring their career and college options as well as helping them through the college application and financial aid process.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to receive federal aid including grants, loans, and scholarships. Below is a link to the FAFSA website where the application is accessible after January 1st.
To register for the FAFSA go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Other Financial aid websites: Financial Aid Websites
Note: Young men must register with the Selective Service upon the age of eighteen.
Please refer to: http://www.sss.gov/regist.htm
List of Catholic Colleges in the U.S.: http://www.college-scholarships.com/schools/catholic-colleges/
The Common Application is a type of application that allows students to apply to multiple schools through just one application. To find out which schools use the Common Application or to access the application visit: http://www.commonapp.org/
For the Common Application and other applications, the counselors will be required to write a letter of recommendation for the student. The counselors require that the parents and students fill out the following forms to assist them in their writing. Remember, the more specific examples the counselors have to write about, the more unique the student looks to the college.
Seniors are required to request a minimum of one letter of recommendation from a teacher (using the form below) by October 9, 2015.
ACT and SAT information:
College Visit Procedure (junior/senior students):
Juniors and seniors are permitted to attend TWO college informational sessions during class
time. Students will be issued a pass by the Guidance Department. The pass must be signed by
the teacher (who reserves the right to deny permission based on discipline, grades, tests, etc)
and be presented at the beginning of the session.
Your signed pass is your ticket. No ticket=No admittance
Students are responsible for all missed coursework and homework.
College/University materials will be made available in the Guidance Office for students
who are unable to attend.
You are free to attend sessions during study hall or lunch with a pre-arranged pass
issued by Guidance.
Helpful links for campus visits:
Other helpful college information: