College & Career

                                 THE COLLEGE PROCESS

StThink College Picudents interested in pursuing a college education after high school are encouraged to start thinking about the college process early.  Every year students should challenge themselves with rigorous courses, which will increase their chances of being accepted to competitive schools and receiving merit scholarships.  Students need to be proactive about planning for college.

9th grade - Start planning and thinking about your career interests

10th grade - Meet with your counselor to discuss colleges and their requirements    
11th grade - Research colleges you're interested in, attend college fairs, register for the SAT/ACT in the spring

Summer before 12th grade - Narrow down your list of colleges, contact college admissions offices to request more   information about admission requirements and deadlines

12th grade - Make sure you meet all graduation requirements, register and take the SAT/ACT in the fall, attend college open houses, apply to the colleges you have chosen, complete the FAFSA after December 1st
* Students are encouraged to apply Early Action (non-binding) - typical deadline is early November.  Students applying early will receive a decision from the college before the new year.

Check Out the Next all the other Career/College Tabs to help you along with the process. 

You are cordially invited to attend our 31st annual Bergen County Directors of Guidance College Fair to be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 5:30-8:30 PM at The Bill Bradley Center Sports and Recreation Center at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Students/Parents must register in advance:

There will be close to 200 colleges, technical, business, and nursing schools in attendance. On the Ramapo College website you will see the list of schools who will be in attendance.

BCDOG College Fair Flyer .pdf

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