College and Career Resources
Applying to College
Applying to college can feel stressful and overwhelming, but YOU CAN DO IT! The following materials will help you along the way. If you have any questions at all feel free to contact your counselor. We're here to help!
- AP & College Credit
- College Application FAQ
- College Essay Guy
This site includes free (and paid) resources to guide you through writing your personal statement, essays, and more.
- Common App Step-By-Step
- How to Make Your Common App a Lot Less Common
- Essay Prompts for Common App and UW System Schools
- Help Videos for Common App and Naviance
- Info for Low Income/First Generation College Students
- Types of College Admissions
- 9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a College
- How Do I Know If the College I’m Considering Is Right for Me?
- I've applied to college... What's next?
- 5 Things You Need to Do Before College Decision Day
Not sure what you want to do once you graduate? No worries! Use our career exploration tools to start planning.
The College Search page includes some tools and counselor-recommended websites to get you started with finding the right school for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
We aren't well versed in providing assistance with financial aid, but check out the Financial Aid page for some helpful videos for working on FAFSA and the CSS Profile.
Employers like to hire Xavier students! Check the Job Board online or in the Counseling Suite to explore recent postings.
Are you considering serving in the military? Learn more about your options here.
Not everyone plans to continue their education after high school. If that's you, we're here to help! Check out this page for info on job searches and apprenticeships.
Testing and Test Prep
The Testing and Test Prep page includes information about AP exams, preliminary testing, college entrance testing, testing accommodations, and test prep resources.
Year By Year Student Help
See the Year By Year page for additional information by grade level.
Youth Apprenticeships allow you to earn credits and gain on-the-job experience while you get paid. It is also a good thing to have on your resume. Current juniors can enroll in this program this winter and begin working this spring or summer.
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