College & Career

George Mason High School College and Career Center

College and Career Update

Latest Edition



College and career platform available to all FCCPS students grade 7 - 12:
career and college search tools, scholarship searches, GMHS admissions data, resume builder, parent brag sheet, senior worksheet.  GM parents can contact Mr. Palermo or their student’s school counselor for login info. 

College Planning Timelines

College Roadmap

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

ACT and SAT Information

ACT - American College Testing
test dates, online registration, and test prep

SAT - The College Board
test dates, online registration, SAT subject exams, PSAT, big future, and test prep

The College Search
search engine designed by The College Board - a user-friendly place to begin
Colleges that Change Lives - a great place to learn about liberal arts colleges
a GMHS student favorite search site

College Scorecard
college comparisons form the US Department of Education

College Navigator
statistical college information from the US Department of Education
programs and majors offered at Virginia community colleges

Career Exploration

Occupational Outlook Handbook
US Dept. of Labor online handbook

Virginia Workforce Connection
Virginia employment and Labor Market information

Financial Aid and Scholarships
free application for federal student aid from the US Department of Education

Finding and Applying for Scholarships | Federal Student Aid
overview of scholarship information from the US Department of Education
comprehensive and trusted scholarship search engine
scholarship site endorsed by NACAC
search for colleges across the US with student reviews and scholarship information provides an opportunity to apply for multiple scholarships at one time
listing of scholarships available to African-American students
scholarship database supported by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund


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College App Process 

Parent Brag Sheet  

Senior College Application Checklist

Ferpa Release Form

Naviance College Application Steps

Transcript Request Deadlines

Teacher Recommendations Requests (coming soon)

Junior Packet

More "Caring" College Admissions: 5 Tips for Parents

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