Shorecrest's College Center 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 the goal of our College Counseling Team to provide information, assistance and support while capitalizing upon the collaboration between students, parents, teachers and counselors.
In addition to one-on-one guidance from our College Counseling 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 Counseling Team individualizes each student’s Naviance account with a Shorecrest College Handbook, reminders of important deadlines, advice for student athletes, scholarship information and helpful links.
Throughout the year, parents sessions held by College Center staff give information on a variety of topics including:
The Art of College: Pursuing the Arts at Shorecrest and Beyond
Playing the Field: What it takes to play NCAA Sports
Money Matters: Financial Aid & Affording College
Freshman Foundation: Building a Foundation for College
Sophomore Strategies: Beyond the Transcript
Junior Journey: Navigating the College Process Step by Step
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.