College & Career Information
- What Can A College Education Do for Me?
A college education will offer you more money, more job opportunities, and more freedom. Take a look at the attached link to learn more!
- College Application Process
The link below provides an excellent guide produced by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) entitled http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/Documents/GCAP2011_Web.pdf
To review the Lakeland Regional High School application process and what students and parents need to do regarding requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation, please access your Naviance – Family Connection account.
Remember, start early and utilize your school counselor as a resource!
- College Resources
Two valuable resources in the college process are “The Common Application” and the “Universal Application”. These companies allow students to apply to multiple colleges using only one application form, which can save you valuable time in the college process. Click on the above links for either program to learn more, to see which colleges are members of these consortiums and learn how to start utilizing these programs.
Test Optional Colleges:
FairTest is a website which promotes schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into bachelor degree programs. To find out more and to see the list of colleges on this list, please click on the FairTest link above.
Campus Tours & Open Houses:
- Test Preparation Courses & Resources
Kaplan (800) KAP-TEST
Free Online PSAT / SAT / ACT Prep Program
As part of our partnership with Kaplan, they have given us FREE access to their PSAT / SAT / ACT online prep system. Please feel free to utilize this resource at your convenience!
When you click on the link below you will need to click on “Enroll Now” and then on “Proceed to Next Step”. Both students and parents can register within this site! At the payment screen, put access code on of the below codes into the “Have a Promotion Box” and choose Apply. This will make the cost $0 and then choose Submit Order. You will then receive an e-mail with a link and be able to access the site!
Lentz & Lentz (800) 866-SATS
Princeton Review (888) 955-4600
Huntington Learning Center (973) 812-7300
A NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
These agencies are private, profit-making businesses. We provide their names for your information and convenience, but do not endorse one prep course above any other. You may find other names in the yellow pages, online or perhaps by recommendation from friends. There is considerable disagreement about the benefits of prep courses, and certainly it is not a necessity to take one. The best preparation for college placement tests is a student's lifelong learning, course work and reading background. However, because we are asked every year, we do provide this list of prep courses as a "starting point" for those who are interested.
- Military Opportunities
There are over 4,100 military jobs available ranging from parttime to full time. The military may be an excellent alternative to a traditional college curriculum. Check out www.todaysmilitary.com for further information regarding positions available in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp., and Coast Guard, as well as their respective Reserve Corps. and National Guard formations.
Additionally, the military can provide additional training through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. (ROTC) as well as Service Academies and Military Colleges.
The ROTC is a program offered by the Army, Navy/Marine Corp., and Air Force throughout our nation's colleges that allows a student to have college paid for by promising to fulfill a term of duty after college ends. ROTC's are available in over 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the country, and provide students with an excellent post-high school option.
More information can be found at the following websites:
US Coast Guard Academy
US Military Academy
* Applying to a US Military Service Academy (attach presentation here)
- Career & Technical Schools
Career & Technical Schools
- Apprenticeship Programs:
Apprenticeship Programs & Training
Explore Vocational & Technical Career Information
New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council Youth Transition to Work Program
NJ Building Trades
New Jersey Laborers' Union: Apprenticeship Program
Steamfitters Local Union 475
NJ Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education