Continuing the college search during quarantine

Keeping high school juniors on track

With high school and college campuses everywhere shut down, exploring higher education options has become slightly more challenging – but it can be done.

The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation – a nonprofit that helps Granite State families through the process of planning and paying for college – is continuing to lend a hand. NHHEAF normally hosts a series of signature events throughout the year, including Destination College – a free college planning event packed with workshops, panels and a college fair. Due to the stay-at-home order, that event has been rescheduled for June 27. In the meantime, however, NHHEAF has a number of tasks high school students can complete to make sure they’re on the path (and on time) with the process.

Included in the advice is a great resource, available on YouTube, called Applying to College 101. It was shot at Exeter High School on March 5, and covers topics such as:

  • Narrowing your list
  • Questions to ask on a college tour
  • College essay pointers
  • The application timeline
  • The basics of financial aid

Watch the video, here:

You can also download a copy of “College Admissions Insider,” which is referenced in the video, from NHHEAF, here.

The 21st annual Destination College will be held on Saturday, June 27. Visit NHHEAF for updated information.

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