College-Related Events & Information
Naviance is a web-based college and career information resource organized by Grant's Academic Counseling Team and the Career Center. Check Naviance regularly to find out when college representatives are visiting. Students who have entered individual colleges in their "Colleges I'm Thinking About" on Naviance will receive email notifications when a visit from that college is scheduled. The schedule changes and additions happen frequently so add Naviance to your bookmarks.
Students: Use your email address for user name.
Parents: Enter at "I'm a Guest" using "gogenerals" for password.
If you have questions about Naviance please talk to the counseling office or Madeline Kokes in room 128.
Colleges Visiting Grant
Students should "sign up" on Naviance if planning to to attend a college's visit. Drop-ins are welcome but it is best to first clear it with your teacher, then sign up in Naviance. You will receive a hall pass to get back into class. College visits are posted in Naviance and printed and posted outside the Career Center, inside the Career Center, and on the @ghscollegeandcareercentral instagram account. Naviance is the best place to confirm and check for last minute changes.
Students who have entered individual colleges in their "Colleges I'm Thinking About" on Naviance will receive email notifications when a visit from that college is scheduled. The schedule changes and additions happen frequently so add Naviance to your bookmarks.
What should I be doing about college?
Check out the planning links on the right side of this page; read every email from your counselor and Ms.Schlicker; and sign up on Naviance! The Career Center has a lending library with books on topics ranging from test prep to college admissions; HBCU colleges; directories; career finders and lots more. Come visit room 128!
Where do I find out about scholarships?
New scholarships are added regularly on Naviance. Go to Naviance, to Colleges tab, Scholarship list. Check out the links on the right side of this page. Visit the Career Center to get hard copies of information. The counseling office includes scholarships and other important information in the Friday emails. Read them!
How do I find out more about a college?
Colleges in Portland and all around the country welcome visitors year-round. The best place to start is by signing up in Naviance for college reps that visit the Career Center, where we also maintain their files with hard copies of brochures, catalogs, and more. Follow colleges you're interested in on social media. Follow hashtags on instagram based on your interests and check out the images posted by students (not the admissions office!) via location tabs. Pay attention to the emails from Ms. Schlicker which announce College and Gap Year Fairs as well as special opportunites. These are also posted on our instagram: @ghscollegeandcareercentral. There are several helpful search sites, blogs, and articles about the college search process and visiting colleges on the right side of this page>>
Oregon Private Colleges Week each summer is a great way to tour a bunch of different types of campuses with minimal cost, especially for rising juniors and seniors. You can see what type of campus feels good to you, get a sense of what questions to ask, tour some dorms and find out what type of resources colleges can offer. There is usually a future admissions fee waiver if you visit four or more campuses during the week. See website to register and for details.
Portland Community College hosts many open houses and high school visitation days as do most area institutions.
How do I get college credit while in High School?
Grant HS has partnered with colleges to offer college credit. Look through the course guide for Grant to find what classes offer college credit. Options include AP courses as well as dual-credit courses through PCC, Reed College, and Portland State University. When in doubt contact your counselor.
Steps for grades 9-12, including link to "It's a Plan" personalized App that helps seniors apply, pay for, and go to college. Resources for undocumented students in English and in Spanish.
Explore options at Community Colleges, 2- and 4-year colleges and universities, HBCUs, Military Colleges, NCAA student athletes opportunites and more.
Detailed information from U.S. Dept. of Education on all U.S. schools, including "net price"; a really great College Search function.
Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
The College Search blog
News and opinions regarding school choice, admissions, financial aid, liberal arts educations, and so much more from Colleges That Change Lives.
U.S. News College Information
Great resources in addition to college rankings.
National Listing of LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities
UNDERSTANDING MERIT AID
figuring out the "real" tuition vs. "sticker price"
WUE: Western Undergraduate Exchange
Nonresident tuition discounts—averaging $9,400/year
Choose from hundreds of majors at 160+ two-/four-year schools in 16 Western states/U.S. territories (CNMI and Guam).