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We are here to support you in your social, academic and career growth. Please sign up to see your counselor if you would like a one-on-one meeting. We hope you will find our resources helpful in your college and career planning!

Searching for College/Post-Secondary Programs

College Navigator – Browse colleges and certificate programs throughout the country: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

Indiana College Costs Estimator – learn about Indiana colleges and calculate your cost of attendance. https://www.indianacollegecosts.org/

Learn More Indiana – Prepare for your future by learning about college and careers for you! http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/

Purdue Polytechnic Degree Programs – Check out Major and Minor offerings through Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute: https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/degrees/subject-area

Interested in online college programs? Take a look at some resources from AC Online: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/indiana/


Fastweb – Create a profile to search for scholarships and financial aid to fund your college experience: http://www.fastweb.com/

Central Indiana Community Fund – one application links to several central Indiana scholarships. Most scholarships open November 16. https://www.cicf.org/grantseekers/scholarships/

EMHS Alumni Association and 50-Year Club Scholarships – for EMHS seniors. Information available in the Guidance Office.

Emmerich Manual High School Scholarships – check out this list for scholarships that may be available to EMHS students. Please note that this list should be used as a starting point to research scholarships, and to always check with the source of the scholarship for details. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RJCHeowj-odT2WR8F7vZO9l9rwefwUSKVIjT9jTIs-4/edit?usp=sharing

Indiana College Costs Free Scholarship Search Guide: https://www.indianacollegecosts.org/learn-where-the-money-is/free-scholarship-searches

La Plaza Scholarship Guide: http://www.iu.edu/~lacasa/academic/La%20Plaza%20Scholarship%20Guide%20-%20Fall%202014%20-%20English.pdf

FAFSA/Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid – All eligible seniors should file your FAFSA to be considered for Indiana and Federal aid for college. The application for the upcoming school year opens in October 1 and closes April 15. Current seniors beginning their post-secondary education in the fall semester will apply for aid: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

ISM College Planning – FREE help for Indiana families: http://ismcollegeplanning.org/

21st Century Scholars

21st Century Scholars is a program for income-eligible students in the state of Indiana who apply during seventh and eighth grade. 21st Century Scholars enables students to receive up to full tuition to an Indiana college or university. Scholars agree to graduate from an Indiana High School, maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher, pledge to stay drug and alcohol free, stay out of trouble, and complete the Scholar Success Program.

  • General information about the 21st Century Scholars program: http://www.in.gov/21stcenturyscholars/
  • Check your Scholar enrollment status: https://studentaid.ssaci.in.gov/seas/enrollmentstatus/scholarenrollmentverification.aspx
  • The Scholar Success Program helps you to prepare for college. Learn about each year’s requirements here: http://www.in.gov/21stcenturyscholars/2505.htm

Signing Up and Preparing for College Entrance Exams

AccuplacerLearn about Accuplacer and get the free study app!

 SAT and ACT Registration – Eligible students may request a fee waiver from their school counselor in the Guidance Office. Check out dates, test centers, and register here:

  • SAT – sat.org
  • ACT - actstudent.org

SAT Prep – One Question a Day, Zero Excuses
Make practice part of your routine — any place, any time. Answer a question a day on the Daily Practice for the New SAT app and get immediate feedback. The free app makes it easy to:

  • Answer an exclusive, official reading, writing and language, or math question.
  • Reveal a hint if you’re stuck.
  • Read answer explanations and learn from your mistakes.
  • Keep at it — daily practice can only sharpen your skills.and it’s FREE! https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/daily-practice-app

Additional, personalized SAT practice is available at www.khanacademy.org/sat.

ACT Prep – Stop by the Guidance Office to pick up an official ACT Practice Booklet.