College Bound


Finding the right college is like finding the right pair of shoes: you need to make sure it's a good fit! All colleges have something unique to offer, and you need to prioritize what's most important to you. Be an informed consumer: research colleges, visit the campus, and meet with students. That way, when you apply to schools, you have made an informed decision.


Planning and Applying

Letter of Recommendation & Transcript Request
Did a teacher agree to write you a letter of recommendation? Make sure to make the request in Naviance! Did you submit your application? Make sure to request your transcript in order to have a completed application reviewed by the college/university.

Junior Year College Planning Timeline
Prepare for your senior year by making the most of your junior year. It's a great time to prepare your list of colleges, take necessary exams, work on your essay, etc without the pressure of having to apply.

Senior Year College Application Timeline
Enjoy your senior year! But don’t let it get away from you! Make sure to manage your deadlines for applications, stay on track with your grades and avoid senioritis!

Common App Ready Tool Kit
Find resources to help you navigate the Common Application tool.

Common App
Undergraduate college admission application students may use to apply to member colleges. 

College Covered
Resources covering getting into college, paying for college, campus life, etc. 

NCAA Eligibility Center
Want to play college sports? Creating an account is the first step to becoming an NCAA student-athlete. 

Creating a List of Colleges

An important step to the college application process is identifying colleges that fit your goals and interests. There are a variety of resources geared to help you narrow down your list, here are a few to get you started:


This is the online program geared to support students throughout their four years at Assabet as they explore the world of careers. It is also capable of searching and finding colleges that fit your profile.

Big Future - College Search Select your filter criteria such as location, housing, academic credit, sports and activities, etc. to create a list of schools that match your criteria. Niche Explore rankings, reviews and statistics on U.S. colleges.

Career Colleges and Technical School Search U.S. Department of Education resource designed to help you find career colleges and technical schools that match your interests and goals.

Campus Visit Checklist Check out this list to get an idea of what you should be looking for when you visit campuses.

State Specific College Information

Mass State College/University Requirements Review this important information regarding admissions procedures, requirements and incentives.

MassTransfer Collaboration between the Commonwealth's community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts. System-wide resources and policies allow for students to transfer seamlessly, stay on track and minimize the time it takes to earn a bachelor's degree.

New England Board of Higher Education
Guide to New England Colleges and Universities lists key data for each college, such as admissions application deadlines and acceptance rates; faculty-student ratio; enrollment totals and breakdowns, etc.

New England Tuition Break Program
NEBHE's Tuition Break program enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Información de "Tuition Break" en español.

Major-Specific Information

My Majors
Resource designed to help you connect with a meaningful college major.


Maryville University - Nursing in the United States
Website offering information on nursing pathways, regulations, pay rates and more!

Guides designed to help you take the next step in your nursing career. 

Nursing degree requirements and programs guide.