Helpful College-Related Websites
Choosing a college and other miscellaneous college and/or career information
Naviance- Metea's primary tool for career assessments, college profiles, college visit schedules, a scholarship database, college application tracking, course planning, and more.
- Username: Full School Email Address (firstname+last 3 letters of last name+last four digits of ID#+@firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Password: Computer network password
Adventures in Education- Many good sources and tools for college planning, financial aid, career guidance, etc. Available in Spanish.
Career Information-Career descriptions, qualities, education and skills needed.
College Confidential- Discussion forums about college searches, financial aid, testing, etc.
College Rankings-Compiled by UIUC, this site offers different ranking categories.
College Results-Check graduation rates for nearly any four-year college or university.
Colleges That Change Lives-Based on the book, this site offers more insight into forty schools.
College View-Includes college searches, financial aid, career planning, test information and students links.
College Zone- Illinois Student Assistance Commission - Information on financial aid and scholarships.
Common Application-College application used by over 415 colleges in 2010-11.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation-Excellent list of accredited programs.
Education Planner-Lots of information about finding, choosing, and paying for college. Available in Spanish.
First in the Family-Comprehensive information for first generation college students.
Occupational Outlook Handbook-Employment and job information - includes job descriptions, salaries, majors.
Peterson's-Includes college searches, financial aid, career planning, test information and student links.
Princeton Review-Includes college searches, financial aid, career planning, test information and student links.
Unigo -Several different college resources.
Work Colleges-Links to the colleges that integrate work and education. Some are TUITION FREE!
NAIA- National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Information on NAIA teams and NAIA athletic scholarships.
NCAA- This is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's website. In includes statistics, divisions listed by sport (Division I, II, and III), athletic schedules and links to the clearinghouse site.
NCAA Clearinghouse- For college bound DI & DII athletes. This is the site where students register with the clearinghouse; includes initial eligibility and requirements.
ASPIRA- Resources specifically designed for Puerto Rican and Latino students and parents. Type in College Opportunities on the site's search engine.
Center for Student Opportunity- Clearinghouse of college programs and admissions information serving first generation and historically under served student populations.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities-List of member institutions and HACU programs.
Hispanic Caucus Institute- Excellent resources for Puerto Rican and Latino students.
Historically Black Colleges- Links to home pages of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
College Answer- Lots of information about planning and paying for college, owned and operated by Sallie Mae.
College Athletic Scholarships- Information about how to pursue an athletic scholarships.
CollegeToolkit- Comprehensive scholarship site.
Education Planner- Lots of information about finding, choosing and paying for college. Available in Spanish.
FAFSA- Free application for federal student aid information. Available in Spanish.
FAFSA4CASTER- Direct link to the FAFSA estimator.
FASTWEB- Free searchable scholarship database.
Financial Aid- Financial aid, scholarship information and early financial aid estimators.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund- Scholarship information for Latino students.
Latino College Dollars- Scholarship search. Available in Spanish.
Managing College Costs- Overview of financial aid process, affordable college options, scholarship information, etc.
Questbridge- Connect low-income students to some highly selective universities as well as scholarship opportunities.
ACT-ACT registration, sample tests, additional test scores report requests.
College Board- Useful information on colleges, AP tests and SAT registration. Click on "Find your Match" to search for colleges that are a fit for you. Lots of other great college planning resources on this site.
Test Optional Colleges-Lists of all test score optional colleges and universities.
See Metea's ACT/SAT Test Prep Resource Sheet test prep options and testing dates and deadlines.
Virtual College Tours
Virtual Campus Tours-Virtual tours of college campuses.
eCampus Tours- Tour campuses using virtual images. Requires registration.
Advanced Placement Exam
NEW FOR THIS YEAR: ONLINE PAYMENT
AP TESTING SCHEDULE 2017
Placement Students and Parents: Please
carefully read through this page and the Bulletin
for AP Students and Parents. It is
essential that both students and parents understand the registration process
and AP testing.
Online AP Exam Registration Process
Metea Valley High School is pleased
to offer online AP test registration again this year. Students can complete the registration
process at: WWW.TotalRegistration.net/AP/140187
Online registration will open Tuesday,
January 30 and be available through Tuesday, February 28 at 11:59 pm. AP Exams will cost $97.00 per exam. Students eligible for free or reduced lunch please
see Ms. Craft in the College and Career Center for instructions. Students must answer all of the required
questions on the registration site in order to complete the exam registration
process. A confirmation page indicates that the exam registration has been
successfully completed. Please print a
copy of this confirmation page for your records. If you do not register for your test by
February 28, you can still register online from March 1 through March 6th
for a $10.00 late fee PER EXAM (not per student). It is very important to understand that we CANNOT
accept test registrations after March 6th, regardless of the
Online payment at the time of
registration. Please be sure to have
your credit or debit card available before beginning the registration process. If you are unable to pay online by debit or
credit you must print an Exam Fee Payment Stub to be mailed with your payment. Instructions for mailing in payment are
located on the Exam Fee Payment Stub.
Payments will not be taken at MVHS this year. Registrations that are not paid by 11:59 PM Friday, March 6, 2017 will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
- Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 28 at 11:59 pm
- Late Registration Deadline: Monday, March 6 at 11:59 pm (additional fee of $10 per exam). Online Registration closes at 11:59 PM on March 6. We CANNOT accept test registration after 3/6/16 regardless of circumstances. This ensures that we have pre-administration materials for each student.
- Registration not paid by March 6 will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered
If a student
registers for a test and later decides not to take the test, he/she needs to
put the cancellation request in writing, have it signed by a parent, and submit
the request to Ms. Craft in the College & Career Center. Refunds of $50.00 per test can be issued if requested by 3:00 p.m. on April 21.
No refunds will be issued after 3:00 p.m. April
Test Security/Test Administration Policies:
You are responsible for reading the College
Board guidelines regarding the testing environment and standardized testing
protocol in the Bulletin for AP Students
Mandatory Pre-Administration Session
All students taking
AP exams must participate in a mandatory
pre-administration session on Thursday, April 13.
last names beginning with A through L will attend during 1st period
and students with last names beginning M through Z will attend during 2nd
period.Details about room assignments and procedures for testing will be
distributed at that session.
Preparing for your AP Tests
Earning College Credit or Placement
AP exam grades, you can earn credit, placement, or both at more than 90% of
colleges in the U.S.Individual
colleges, grant course credit and placement.For further information go to www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy
Additional Advanced Placement
Questions about AP Exams? Contact the teacher for the AP class.
Question about online
registration? Contact Ms.
Craft (College & Career Center) or Mrs. Liska (Sophomore Class House) or Mr. Polavieja (Junior Class House)
Do you have two AP exams at the same time or a conflicting school function? See Mrs. Liska (Sophomore Class House).
Do you require testing accommodations? See Ms. Davis in Student Services.