Resources

Academic Programs

High School Partnership Program - Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Earn college credits while in high school by taking courses at NCCC in either the Fall or Spring semesters, for FREE. Qualified student participants must provide their own transportation and book/lab fees. Credits are maintained on an NCCC transcript and can be forwarded to your attending college for transfer. 


UCONN Early College Experience (ECE)
UCONN ECE is an opportunity for students to take UCONN courses while still in high school. Every ECE course is equivalent to that same course at UCONN. Courses are taught at the high school campus by high school teachers who have been certified as adjunct instructors by UCONN. ECE students benefit by taking college courses in a familiar setting with an instructor they know, and earn college credits that can be transferred to the college the student will ultimately attend. Courses offered through ECE are approximately one-tenth of the cost in comparison to taking the same course at UCONN. Students should request a transcript from UCONN be forwarded to his/her college upon graduation.
College Board AP Examinations - May 2019

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is best known for giving high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, to save on college tuition, and even graduate from college early. To learn more about the AP Program, click here or see your school counselor.

Per Region 6 Board Policy, students are required to take AP Examinations in each AP course they are enrolled, with the exception of Latin Virgil and World History. Keep in mind that Studio Art is a portfolio assessment, and all other examinations are administered in the Library/Media Center on the dates and times given. 

The cost of each AP Examination is $94.00.

AP Registration Forms and fee information for May examinations are mailed home in February each year. 
College Exploration

Big Future
By the College Board: a free, comprehensive step-by-step college planning website.
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CollegeXpress
Matches students to colleges based on location, major, campus type, sports, special services, size, and more!
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Go College!
A site dedicated to the complete college experience: explaining the types of educational options available, the step-by-step college admissions process, financial aid resources, and a college survival guide.
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NACAC
The National Association for College Admissions Counseling. Nearly 13,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. Offers extensive resources for students and parents. Students are invited to attend the Hartford NACAC College Fair in the spring each year.
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You Visit
Do you want to tour a college campus but can't get there? Take a virtual tour of member colleges & universities. 
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College Applications

Common Application
A not-for-profit member organization serving students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications that students and school officials may submit to over 700 members. 
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Quest Bridge
Part of the Quest Scholars Program: a non-profit organization that has worked since 1994 to help outstanding low-income students access top-tier educational opportunities.
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College Testing

Registration Sites

SAT - CollegeBoard.org
Connecting students to college success and opportunity. 
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ACT - ACT.org
Improving college and career readiness and success for all students.
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SAT Subject Tests - CollegeBoard.org
One-hour long tests that measure how much a student knows about a particular academic subject area, and how well that knowledge can be applied. Many colleges require or recommend one or more of the subject tests for admission or course placement. There are over 20 subject tests that fall into five general subject areas:
(1) English
(2) Mathematics
(3) History
(4) Science
(5) Languages

Click here to link to website



Test Preparation

Khan Academy
Offers practice exercises, instructional videos and personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and out of the classroom. Subjects include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. 
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Test Prep Preview
Offers online practice tests for SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, and more.
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ASVAB

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Batter (ASVAB)
Offered in Fall and Spring to all students. 
Click here for more information

Financial Aid

CSS Profile
CollegeBoard College Scholarship Service (CSS). Please confirm with the colleges you are applying to to determine whether this financial aid form is required, and submit it by the school's deadline during the application process. This form is available from October 1st of a student's senior year.  
Click here to link to website

Connecticut Student Financial Assistance
This site has basic facts about student aid, the FAFSA, and loans.
Click here to link to website

FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid: a required form for any student seeking need-based financial aid. Available on and after October 1st. 
Click here to link to website

FastWeb!
See which scholarships you qualify for based on your personal profile of strengths, interests, and skills. 
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Federal Student Aid - US Dept of Education
Learn about federal programs for grants and scholarships, how to complete the FAFSA, and understand your federal student loans.
Click here to link to website

Scholarships.com
Find college scholarships, grants, and financial aid. Get matched to scholarships that you qualify for.
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Military

Recruiter Contacts

Air Force
Torrington contact:
(860)-489-9956

Air National Guard
East Granby contact:
Todd A Wilkinson
(860)-292-2509

Army
Torrington contact:
(860)-489-0560

Army National Guard
Torrington contact:
(860)-913-0650

Coast Guard
Manchester contact:
(860)-533-9346

Marines
Torrington contact:
(203)-767-2350

Navy
Waterbury contact:
Jesse D Eldridge
(203)-658-4721

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