Library Visits

To check out books or use the computers you MUST have: a signed pass from your teacher and your SCHOOL ID.

College Information

Finding the right college and applying can be a very stressful time. Hopefully this page can help our scholars in making some wise choices. Please don't forget to talk to your teachers and guidance counselors for the best guidance in this process! This page is not meant to replace their knowledge! All of your teachers went to college and can give you first hand advice. 

Blog post about colleges and how your library can help: College Information

Federal Student Aid (FAFSAFederal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.    

The Common Application : The Common Application serves over 1 million students and school officials annually through our free online First-Year and Transfer applications. Our membership of over 500 public and private colleges and universities represents the full diversity of four-year higher education in the US and, increasingly, overseas.

Naviance family connection account: Commerce students must request and track teacher letters of recommendation and transcripts through this portal. Log in with your ID and Sp with your birth date.

The College Navigator: The college navigator contains a wealth of information including a link to the college affordability and transparency center. Check it out to see the most affordable colleges.

PSAT Practice questions

SAT Practice questions

MCAS Practice questions

The Big Future ChecklistPrint and use this checklist to keep track of your college application requirements, tasks and deadlines.

Applying to College (U.S. News): Applying to college does not begin or end with the college application. Searching and choosing the best college for you also involves knowing when to apply, deciding whether to apply early decision, crafting college essays, and preparing for interviews with admissions officials. Our tips, tools, and expert advice can make the college application process easier.

8 Tips for Crafting Your Best College Essay: Your essay reveals something important about you that your grades and test scores can't—your personality. It can give admission officers a sense of who you are, as well as showcasing your writing skills. Try these tips to craft your essay.


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