The college application is a complex process that requires a lot of planning, time, and effort. We've gathered a variety of resources to help students and families prepare for this next endeavor. The BHS Counseling and College/Career Center staff is eager to help you in this process. We have many resources and much knowledge available in the Counseling and College/Career Center.
Beaverton High School CEBB Code is 380075
A COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID GUIDE FOR ALL STUDENTS
The Fair Opportunity Project is a nonprofit organization started by students and for students. The Fair Opportunity Project believes in human potential, opportunity, and the ability to succeed. The FOP has prepared a comprehensive college guide full of resources that will allow every student take control of the college application process.
• GETTING STARTED
• MAKING THE MOST OF HIGH SCHOOL
• FINDING THE RIGHT COLLEGES
• STANDARDIZED TESTS
• COMPLETING THE COLLEGE APPLICATION
• WRITING COLLEGE ESSAYS
• AFFORDING COLLEGE
• POST SUBMISSION
The College Guide is available in English, Spanish, Turkish and Chinese. Below is an outline of the information available in the FOP College Guide.
Section I: The College Application
Chapter 1: College Application Timeline
Chapter 2: Starting Your College Search
Chapter 3: Standardized Tests
Chapter 4: Creating a College List
Chapter 5: Organizing the College Application
Chapter 6: Letters of Recommendation
Chapter 7: The Application
Chapter 8: The College Essay
Chapter 9: Optional Interview
Chapter 10: Update Letter
Chapter 11: Post Submission
Section II: Affording College
Chapter 12: Financial Aid
Chapter 13: Scholarships
Section III: Before College Applications
Chapter 14: Timeline Before College Applications
Chapter 15: Picking High School Courses
Chapter 16: Taking Initiative and Starting Projects
Chapter 17: Summer Experiences
Section IV: Essays that Worked: From Common App to Supplements
Chapter 18: Experience Essays
Chapter 19: Reflection Essays
Chapter 20: Strict Prompt Essays
Chapter 21: Short Response
Section V: Feedback and Additional Tools
Helpful Websites that can assist you in your College Search.
College raptor provides best match, predicts odds of admissions and total cost.
Questbridge is a site that matches seniors with their ideal college as well as finding ways to pay for that school.
2019-2020 SAT and ACT Test Information
** All US Colleges accept either SAT or ACT test scores **
* If you are on free or reduced lunch, please check with your counselor to see if you qualify for SAT and/or ACT fee waivers.
SAT Test Information
Register online: www.collegeboard.org
SAT/College Board Customer Service: 1-866-756-7346 (Toll Free)
ACT Test Information
Register online: www.actstudent.org
ACT Customer Service: 319-337-1270
To be eligible for most types of financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). These applications compile financial information and other details about students and families, which the US Department of Education and the State of Oregon use to determine financial need and eligibility for various financial aid opportunities. – oregonstudentaid.gov
- Who files the FAFSA? United States citizens and eligible noncitizens.
- Who files the ORSAA? Oregon residents who are undocumented, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
- Not sure which one to file? Take the quiz.
Should I apply for financial aid?
Many students choose not to apply for FAFSA because they think that federal college aid is only available for those less fortunate than they are. But in fact, most Americans are eligible, so if you think you don’t qualify, think again. – cnbc.com
- Oregon Promise Grant
- University of Oregon - PathwayOregon
- Portland State University - Four Years Free
ASPIRE matches students with volunteers to help them explore career and educational options, choose the best fit, apply and pay for their educational choice. Aspire helps students plan their future.
If you are a junior or senior, stop by the CCC to enroll in this free program.
If you would like to volunteer as a mentor or get more information, please visit the state ASPIRE site.
Information for College Admissions Counselors
Thank you for your interest in visiting Beaverton HS! We are happy to welcome College Admissions Counselors to our College and Career Center. We schedule all of our visits using the online scheduling system, RepVisits. We look forward to seeing you soon!