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College Counseling

NDCL counselors are deeply committed to guiding students and families through the college application process.

Students use their individual accounts on Naviance Family Connection to help them explore college and career options. Naviance also allows students to organize their college application information, request transcripts, search for scholarships and stay up-to-date on college visits to NDCL.

In addition to providing students with college exploration tools in a group setting, counselors meet individually with students to discuss college selections and applications. During the second semester of junior year, all juniors receive personalized college information from their counselor. In senior year, counselors extensively review the college application process in groups as well as during meetings with each student.

Information sessions for students and parents include a College Kickoff Night and Financial Aid Workshop for seniors, a College Planning Workshop for juniors and a College Credit Plus Information Night.

College Planning

Are you on track for college? Click below to access your college planning timeline. NDCL counselors are committed to each student’s ongoing achievement. NDCL hosts college representatives on our campus throughout the year to offer students a variety of options beyond high school. Ninety-nine percent of NDCL graduates attend college after graduation.

Parents of the Class of 2018, click here to access our NDCL Parent Brag Sheet.

The Class of 2017 received almost $16 million in scholarships and grants. Click here to view the list of colleges and universities where they were accepted.

Online Resources

Naviance Family Connection
Use your free account to research careers and colleges, organize college applications, request transcripts, search for scholarships, create your resume, and stay up-to-date on college visits to NDCL.

Campus Tours: Virtual College Tours
Virtual tours with still pictures and descriptions, campus maps and videos of hundreds of colleges throughout the United States. Provides a first look at colleges.

Method Test Prep Registration

The College Board
A complete site, with college and scholarship searches, information about the SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests, and other material pertaining to the college search and application process.

College Scorecard
The U.S. Department of Education's interactive College Scorecard provides students and families the critical information they need to make decisions about where to enroll for higher education. The College Scorecard highlights key indicators about the cost and value of institutions across the country to help students choose a school that is well-suited to meet their needs, priced affordably, and is consistent with their educational and career goals.

FAFSA on the web
The website for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form must be submitted in the senior year (after October 1) for families applying for need-based aid. Students may complete it electronically at this site.

Extensive information on merit- and need-based scholarships and aid.

Information about types of financial aid and applying for financial aid.

NCAA Eligibility Center
Official NCAA Web site that details student eligibility requirements to play NCAA sports.

U.S. Department of Education
The federal government's website is easy to use and an excellent source of information on financial aid.
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