The Shorecrest College Counseling Program is designed to be personal, individualized, and focused on the student. We are firmly committed to making the best match between students and the college or university that meets their needs, interests, and expectations. Researching colleges, completing applications, and navigating scholarship and financial aid sources can be exciting but also challenging. It is our goal in the College Center to provide information, assistance, and support while capitalizing upon the collaboration between students, parents, teachers, and counselors. Shorecrest’s College Counseling Program is one of the most successful in the Tampa Bay area with 100% of our seniors accepted to colleges of their choice. View our 2010-2014 College Acceptances for a list of higher education institutions where our students have received admission.
In addition to one-on-one guidance from our College Success Team, the College Center is also equipped with Naviance Family Connection, a software program designed specifically for research, organization, and communication during the college admissions process. The College Center Staff individualizes each student’s Naviance account with a Shorecrest College Handbook, reminders of important deadlines, advice for student athletes, scholarship information and helpful links.
We also offer ePrep, a comprehensive, online, test-prep, video-based strategy program available to all our high school students.
If you plan to seek either merit-based or need-based financial aid, you must complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may obtain a worksheet at any time from their website. The application becomes available on January 1st during the student’s senior year in high school.
There are over 250 colleges and universities who also require the CSS Profile application from College Board. Applications for the CSS Profile are available at their website beginning October 1st of the student’s senior year.