Personal Transition Plan

College Information


Financial Tools



Occupational Guides

Career Information

College and Career

Straight Talk: Is going directly to a career right for you??

(a must read!!)

Four year requirement of the Personal Transition Plan (PTP)
College - College Board Testing, Plan for College, Find a College, Apply to College, Pay for College - General information on all aspects of going to college
Keys to Success : A year-by-year guide for college-bound students By Donna Chu and Brenda Murphy revised with permission by Woody Plaut
College Opportunities Program. The mission of COP is to help prepare incoming freshman for a successful first year.  This program is targeted for academically-at-risk students entering UH Manoa.
Questbridge - QuestBridge is a non-profit organization that connects high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds with scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges and universities.
  MyCollegeCalendar - Free college and university admittance guide.  Interactive online college admissions counseling program that helps high school students and parents negotiate the college search, the college admissions and the financial aid search process.
NCSA -  helped more than 50,000 student-athletes reach the next level and receive more than $2.4 billion in scholarships, aid and grants. NCSA is all about educating student- athletes about the recruiting process. We host more than 2,000 recruiting seminars at camps, combines and high schools every year. And 90 percent of our student- atletes have commited to play college athletics in 25 different sports.
NCAA College Bound Student Athletes - rules and eligibility

Education Planner - Thinking about college, choosing a college, paying for college

College and University Rankings  Many different ways of ranking and comparing schools
Step Up Tuition Assistance Class 2013 - a Hawaiian community-wide campaign that promotes college and career readiness
Native Hawaiian Student Programs Directory 2009-10
Educational Talent Search
Career Information A KHS virtual library page devoted to career links
General College Information       NCAA Freshman eligibility standards  p. 1    p. 2
Pay Scale College Salary Report  compare earnings for graduates of every school
Hawaii Colleges
Hawaii Community Colleges       Admissions
National Student Exchange - NSE is a study away experience that fits into university initiatives for globalization, diversity and engagement. NSE participants have found their exchanges culturally enriching, academically rewarding, and one of the most significant experiences of their undergraduate education. Since its founding in 1968, more than 105,000 students have had the opportunity to experience life from a different point of view.

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Students who are residents of WICHE states may enroll at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state at a reduced tuition rate.

WICHE states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. (list of all institutions)

Complete Directory of Top Accredited Online Schools, Online Colleges and Online Universities - Resources and articles about GED (Hawaiian GED) and high school diploma programs, career education, college admissions, college planning, test preparation, and academic skill development

BrainTrack® – The Web's Most Complete Directory for University and College Search

Out of State Colleges (listing a selection of colleges and universities that Konawaena HS students have attended)
Online Guide to Engineering Programs (undergraduate and graduate)
College For Every Student (CFES)
Applying to Highly Selective Colleges

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New York Times  Answers to Readers’ Questions About the SAT and ACT

PSAT, SAT, ACT test dates

Advanced Placement (AP)   AP Exam Schedule

College Admissions Testing  Free Full-Length Tests Online  Free Practice Test Web Site 

SAT and ACT - compare and contrast these tests

Register online for the SAT and the ACT tests; register online for Advanced Placement Tests (AP)

Free diagnostic and practice  tests

Financial Tools

Financial Aid and Your Savings

Common Application - The Common (College) Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and over 300 member institutions by providing an admisssion application online and in print that students may submit. Many well known colleges and universities use this form.

Expected Family Contribution Calculator (EFC) - Estimate how much your family will be expected to pay before you fill out the official FAFSA form (linked below) online

College Cost Calculator - How much will college cost you?

College Savings Calculator - Are you on track to save enough for college?

Student Loan Calculator - Calculate your monthly payments and compare them to your expected starting salary.

Parent Debt Calculator - Find out your capacity to take on additional debt.

Parent Loan Repayment Calculator - Calculate your expected monthly loan repayments.

College Pricing 2011 - an exhaustive study about the trends in costs and financial aid for college attendance

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CSS Financial Aid Form - PROFILE, the financial aid application service of the College Board -- a national, 100-year-old, not-for-profit membership association. Many of the member colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award nonfederal student aid funds. Some institutions require this form as well as the FAFSA. (Don't fill it out if you don't have to.)

FAFSA4caster - FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college.Provide some basic information and we'll estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. Your estimate will be shown in the "College Cost Worksheet" where you can also provide estimated amounts of other student aid and savings that can go towards your college education.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - First fill out the application for your PIN (Personal Identification Number). All parents and students are required to fill out this form to get any financial aid; a tax return and a financial statement is needed, to accurately fill this out. You will need the 1040 tax form(s) to complete the FAFSA. Fill out the FAFSA Worksheet to help you get started.  You must register with the Selective Service to successfully complete the FAFSA.

529 College Savings Accounts - Qualified Tuition Programs earnings grow tax-deferred and distributions are tax-free when used for qualified post-secondary education costs before 2011

Zip Access - improve students' access to higher education. To that end, this site administers several financial aid programs and disseminates information about higher education opportunities.

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Judging Scholarships  1   2  - how the judges evaluate your scholarship applications

Scholarship Announcements, College Visits

Scholarship Deadline Spreadsheet

DAR scholarship list

Hawaii Community Foundation (by names) (by categories)

Gromet Foundation - To be eligible to apply for a Gromet Foundation scholarship, students must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  1. The application form must be signed by a school counselor approving the submittal by the applicant.
  2. The applicant must be a senior at the high school for which the counselor has certified.
  3. The applicant must be a resident of the State of Hawaii and either a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or person holding an asylum status.
  4. The applicant must submit each and every item required in the application form, i.e. SAT or ACT scores, transcripts, tax returns, and answers to questions posed in the application form.
  5. The applicant must be financially disadvantaged.
  6. Application deadline is November 15, 2010.

    Whether a student is financially disadvantaged depends upon a number of factors which will be determined by the Gromet Foundation in its sole discretion. We look at the parents’ tax returns, type of jobs they have and number of dependents. We also look for indications of hardship which may be mentioned by school counselors in their recommendations. Generally speaking, being financially disadvantaged to us means the family, as a unit, is earning less than 150% of the poverty level for Hawaii. You can determine the poverty level based on family size by referring to

DOE Hawaii Scholarships List

Gates Millennium Scholars program - How do I qualify? FAQ's

Mach 25  - This service allows many sorting options to filter the search i.e. highest dollar amount, highest % applicants awarded, highest number of awards granted, nearest deadline date, award statistics

Personal College Scholarship Search

Scholarship Finder - Find scholarships that match the eligibility criteria you enter for GPA, gender, residency, ethnicity/heritage, religion and area of study — some of the most common eligibility criteria. Add keywords to find scholarships with eligibility requirements in other areas. Click for more information on each eligibility requirement and tips for best results.


College Financial Aid Information

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College Admissions Videos

College Counseling Videos

College and University Reviews by State

Degree Field: Art and Design Videos

Degree Field: Business Videos

Degree Field: Engineering, Mechanics, and Technology Videos

Degree Field: Legal and Law Enforcement Videos

Degree Field: Liberal Arts and General Studies Videos

Degree Field: Medical and Science Videos

Degree Field: Teaching and School Administration Videos

Degree Level Videos

Job Interviewing Videos

Job Networking Videos

Researching Careers Videos

Resume Videos

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Occupational Guides

Career Information A KHS virtual library page devoted to career links

Hawaii Career Planning Guide 2007-9 , Hawaii High Demand Occupations 2006-2016

Career Outlook and Description (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics web site)

Jobs For the Future (JFF) - We partner with local, state, and national organizations to accelerate opportunities for people to advance in education and careers.

Occupational Guides

California Occupational Guides

Career Resource Library

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Riley Guide   Vast Database of Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet (Salary Information for selected jobs with projections of future job availability)

Volunteer Match