The School Counseling Center, along with the 21st Century Learning Center, is dedicated to supporting students in their exploration of post-secondary options and their planning to reach post-secondary goals. Through the use of personality inventories, career research, and experiential learning, Nipmuc students have many opportunities to figure out who they are and what future path will work best for them. The collection of links below is an excellent resource for the college application process at Nipmuc.
Nipmuc Regional High School uses a web-based tool for post high school planning called Naviance. This program contains data on colleges throughout the country and keeps track of recent Nipmuc college applications, student statistics, and admission decisions. For information on how students can log in, click here.
This compehensive guide is an excellent resource for senior students and parents who are looking for the details of how the college application process works. Included are the procedures for sending applications and records to colleges from Nipmuc Regional High School. In order to ensure that each student’s applications are processed effectively and efficiently, students should follow these guidelines.
For students and parents looking for a more condensed version of the above guide, this one page document lists out the essential to-dos of the college application process.
The Common Application is accepted by over 700 colleges, many of them in the Northeast. Seniors can enter their information one time using the Common App and use it to apply to multiple schools.
Register for the SAT through CollegeBoard.
Register for the ACT through ACT Student.
The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority supports college-bound students and their families by offering financial guidance and loan opportunities.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required by nearly every college and university to be considered for financial aid. Be sure to check each college's website for information on the financial aid application deadline, and what's required for a complete application.
A handful of colleges require the CSS/Financial Aid Profile as part of the financial aid application. Check the college's financial aid webpage to see if the CSS Profile is required.