College and Career Resources

College Visits

October 4th College Fair at OCCC

Applications to all Oklahoma College, University and Technology Centers

While in-person campus tours are on hold, Oklahoma colleges and universities invite students to visit their campuses virtually! OKcollegestart.org has gathered links to these tours in one location for you to share with students and families. You do not have to log into an OKcollegestart account to access the information. Please feel free to visit the OKcollegestart.org Facebook page

https://okcollegestart.org/College_Planning/Explore_Schools/Explore_Schools.aspx.


Common App

The Common Application, which is accepted by more than 900 schools, including some colleges located outside the U.S., helps streamline an essential part of the admissions process for students. Through the platform, first-time and transfer applicants alike can apply to multiple colleges at once.

 The Common App

All seniors filling out a common app will need a recommendation letter that can be obtained by filling out the Letter of Recommendation Questionnaire. This should be answered thoroughly, typed and turned back in at least 2 weeks or more prior to your deadline along with a resume.

Start early! Do not choose a college deadline if it falls within 2 weeks. For instance, if it is October 25th and you choose a college that has a November 1st deadline, your teachers and counselors do not have adequate time to write a good recommendation letter for you, not to mention there can be 10 – 20 other students with the same deadline that are in front of you.


Other College Resources

www.gotocollegefairs.com Register online today at www.gotocollegefairs.com to attend the college fairs.  Click here for more information.
https://register.gotocollegefairs.com/Registration/StateSelect
Okcollegestarts.org Explore Oklahoma Colleges
Okcollegestarts.org Explore Careers
UCanGo2.org   Resources to help you plan, prepare and pay for college.
Mapping Your Future Explore careers & prepare for college
Occupational Outlook Handbook The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.
https://www.chegg.com/schools Explore Colleges
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ New – compare schools by major, cost, salary after attending and much more from the U.S. Department of Education
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/compare-financial-aid-and-college-cost/ Compare college costs and financial aid offers to see how they might impact you down the road. Just researching schools?
www.OKCareerGuide.org (Free)
Click on Create an Account, Select I am a high school student, then click next steps. Complete the four-step registration process and click on Sign me up to access the home page.
Oklahoma Career Guide will help you explore a world of possibilities, make decisions about your future, and prepare for the next step in your education and career planning journey.
Oklahoma College Assistance Program CAP
http://www.ocap.org/index.shtml
The Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP), provides college access, aid awareness, financial literacy and student loan management programs and services that benefit students, parents, schools and community partners.

Resources for Minority Students in Stem

Guide to College and Careers for Minorities in STEM


10 Perks of Extracurricular Activities

Have you ever wondered about the value of extracurricular activities and their value during the college admissions process? Click here to learn more about how extracurriculars help you as you prepare for college.



College Planning

Links from College Board

Checklist for 9th grade

Checklist for 10th grade

Checklist for 11th grade

Checklist for 12th grade

Links from ACT

College planning help