College and Career Preparation
Central CEEB/ACT code: 300355
Current students: to request transcripts you must fill out a blue transcript form in guidance. If you need your transcript sent anywhere, commonapp, NCAA, any scholarships, this form must be filled out. If you would like your transcript sent in the mail, you must bring an addressed and stamped envelope
Planning your high school career: When deciding what classes to take, you should consider what the admissions requirements are for some of the schools you would like to attend. An example of admissions requirements for UNH can be found here: admissions.unh.edu/apply/first-year Keep in mind, those are the minimum requirements, and it is often recommended to go beyond the minimum, particularly in math and science.
A thorough college preparation guide can be found on Fair Opportunity Project
Useful links for juniors and seniors:
To register for the SAT, or to find out when and where it is being offered, go here: sat.collegeboard.com/register
Students can practice for the SAT on Khan Academy
For information about the ACT go here: www.actstudent.org/
For a list of colleges and universities that do not require SAT or ACT, go here: fairtest.org/university/optional
There are some great resources for searching for colleges on the internet. Here are a few good ones to get you started:
princetonreview.com/colleges-majors.aspx Princeton Review has many good resources for finding the right college for you.
colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges You can find out how schools rank with the US News and World Report Best Colleges.
For information about New England Regional Tuition Break programs, go here: https://nebhe.org/tuitionbreak/
March 2 Success Free ASVAB (military) preparation
For students interested in attending a community college in NH with the goal of transferring to a 4 year university information can be found on the NH Transfer website
For information about many of the private colleges and universities in New York: http://nycolleges.org/
Career Surveys and Information:
Applying to College
For upcoming college fairs: http://www.nhheaf.org/pdfs/handouts/College_Fairs.pdf
Some college admission deadlines: http://www.nhheaf.org/pdfs/handouts/Admission_Deadlines.pdf
Many colleges use the common app, which can be found here: commonapp.org
Transcripts must be requested in using the request form which can be found in the counseling office.
Transcripts can also be requested through parchment.com
Apply for financial aid through fafsa.ed.gov. Typically you can start this application after January 1st.
For information and help with the financial aid process, go to nhheaf.org
Athletes who plan on playing in college, be sure to register with the NCAA
To see the approved courses for Central, click here. Enter our school code, which is 300355
For students living in out of home situations
The University System of NH and The Community College System of NH will provide tuition waivers to eligible student. For more information go to: dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf/adolescent.htm