College and Career Planning

Information about education institutions in the State of Idaho

IACRAO2020web.pdf

College Application and Scholarship Tracker sheet

College and scholarship tracker.xlsx

Video introducing education institutions in the State of Idaho

List of Majors at Idaho Colleges and Universities

list_of_majors (7).xlsx

Apply Idaho 2020

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA Overview

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

How to Create Your FSA ID

Types of Federal Student Aid

Responsible Borrowing

FAFSA Form and FSA ID Tips for Parents

College Entrance Exams

Testing Schedule 8-12

PSAT 8/9

What is the benefit of taking the PSAT 8/9?

The PSAT 8/9 prepares students to take the SAT, which is a college entrance exam. PSAT scores are not sent to colleges, rather, students use the scores to learn about individual strengths and weaknesses in Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math.

When do I take the PSAT 8/9?

Hansen students will take the PSAT 8/9 for free during a regularly scheduled school day.

How do I prepare for the PSAT 8/9?

The same habits and choices that lead to success in school will help you get ready for the PSAT 8/9 and other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments. The best way to prepare is to:

  • Take challenging courses

  • Do your homework

  • Read, read read!

Click here to learn more about what the PSAT 8/9 covers.

PSAT/NMSQT

What is the benefit of taking the PSAT/NMSQT?

11th grade students who take the PSAT/NMSQT may qualify for a national merit scholarship. In addition to the potential to qualify for a scholarship, the PSAT/NMSQT prepares students to take the SAT, which is a college entrance exam. PSAT scores are not sent to colleges, rather, students use the scores to learn about individual strengths and weaknesses in Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math.

When do I take the PSAT/NMSQT?

Hansen students will take the PSAT /NMSQT for free on a regularly scheduled school day.

How do I prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT?

The best way to prepare for the test is to:

  • Take challenging courses

  • Do your homework

  • Prepare for tests and quizzes

  • Ask and answer lots of questions

Students can utilize Khan Academy to learn more about the test and for personalized PSAT/NMSQT test prep.

Click here to learn more about what the PSAT/NMSQT covers.


SAT

What is the benefit of taking the SAT?

The SAT is a college entrance exam. Some colleges require students take an SAT or ACT to apply for admission. Colleges also use SAT or ACT scores to determine placement in English and math classes.

When do I take the SAT?

Hansen students will take the SAT for free on a regularly scheduled school day. If a student wishes to increase their score, they should make a second (and possibly third) attempt before the end of the first semester of senior year. If you need a fee waiver, please see Mrs. Hamilton.

How do I register for the SAT?

Junior students taking the SAT for the first time will automatically be registered for the test. Students taking subsequent exams will need to register through the CollegeBoard website.

Student should pick an accessible SAT test site and use Hansen's school code, 130275, during registration.

How do I prepare for the SAT?

To prepare for the SAT, a student should learn about the test, take a practice test, and complete study material on Khan Academy. Mrs. Hamilton also has an SAT study book for students to check out.


ACT

What is the benefit of taking the ACT?

The ACT is a college entrance exam. Some colleges require students take an SAT or ACT to apply for admission. Colleges also use SAT or ACT scores to determine placement in English and math classes.

How do I register for the ACT?

Students taking the ACT exam will need to register through the ACT website.

Student should pick an accessible ACT test site and use Hansen's school code, 130275, during registration.

How do I prepare for the ACT?

To prepare for the ACT, a student should learn about the test and study using ACT Academy. Mrs. Hamilton also has an ACT study book for students to check out.


Career Exploration

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  • Plan Smart - It pays to think ahead. Find careers that match your financial needs.

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  • Career Cluster Inventory - Start your career search by finding your Career Cluster to discover an array of related jobs reflecting your interests.

  • Learning Styles Survey - Take the Learning Styles Survey to find out how you learn best and be more productive in your studies.

  • Interest Profiler - Take the Interest Profiler to discover your interests and explore how they relate to the world of work.

  • Future Finder - Find a career that fits. Future Finder is a quiz that matches your skills and interests with career options you may enjoy.

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