Helpful Websites For Post-Secondary Planning

Test Preparation/Registration 

Register for the SATs, send scores, take practice tests, plan for college.

Register for the ACTs, send scores, take practice tests, plan for college.

ACT and SAT lab to help students prepare for the tests.  Well-organized format.  Also includes college guidance resources and information on applying for financial aid.  Free diagnostic, test strategies.

This website provides information to improve test-taking skill, free vocabulary building tools, SAT/ACT online prep classes for a fee.

Post-Secondary Searching/Planning

Family connection site for Naviance, the LOLHS web search database.

Search for colleges and universities, graduate programs, summer opportunities, private secondary schools, and PG year programs, study abroad programs.

A comprehensive education and employment guide to American colleges and universities. Includes a browsable database of nearly 100,000 college and university programs and degrees, featuring over 500 unique areas of study.  Also offers career and employment resources.

The famous (or infamous) US News rankings of the “best” colleges and universities can be found on this site.  Comparisons of up to four colleges, includes scholarship research center with search engine matching awards to student profile.

The Connecticut Department of Higher Ed’s website to learn about postsecondary education opportunities in CT, including information about AmeriCorps, the Education and Employment Information Center, career schools, financial aid, etc.

One-stop college and career planning site.

Information about 2-year, transfer, and part-time opportunities.

Government services/information on the Internet.

Financial Aid 

FAFSA on the web.File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online.  Register with Selective Service.  Search for Federal School Codes.

One of the fastest and largest scholarship search engines on the Net, this site allows users to create their own personalized profiles and directs them to the best scholarship funds for their needs.  Use of the site is free.  There are numerous links to all forms of financial aid.

A free, comprehensive independent and objective guide to student financial aid.

A list of scholarships from around the country.

Mega-database of college and scholarship information; easy to use, contains mostly basic information; scholarship search includes 600,000 awards.

One-stop site for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options and college planning.

Connecticut Student Loan Foundation; nonprofit group that helps students and parents navigate through the financial aid process start to finish; will assist with any forms necessary to obtain financial aid. 

Information for Student Athletes

Information on National Directory of College Athletics; includes a database of email addresses of coaches from different schools across the country.

An excellent site where you can check to make sure you are on track to meet academic eligibility and core course requirements and get information on Division I,II, and II recruiting rules.  See what the graduation rate of the athletic programs and the athletes in your sport are at the college in which you are interested.  Link to the NCAA Clearinghouse to register for eligibility. 


LOLHS Calendar

    • FriDec21 Professional Development Day (early dismissal for students) All Schools
    • FriDec21 National Honor Society Meeting 7:15 AM to 7:40 AMLOLHS Media Center
    • MonDec24 Holiday Recess (schools closed) All Schools
    • TueDec25 Holiday Recess (schools closed) All Schools
    • WedDec26 Holiday Recess (schools closed) All Schools
    • ThuDec27 Holiday Recess (schools closed) All Schools
    • FriDec28 Holiday Recess (schools closed) All Schools
    • MonDec31 Holiday Recess (schools closed) All Schools
    • TueJan01 Holiday Recess (schools closed) All Schools
    • ThuJan03 Alumni Return Day LOLHS Auditorium
    • FriJan04 National Honor Society Meeting 7:15 AM to 7:40 AMLOLHS Media Center
    • TueJan08 Parent Advisory Board Meeting 6:30 PMLOLHS Media Center
    • WedJan09 Booster Club Meeting 7:00 PMLOLHS Media Center
    • MonJan14 End of Quarter Two LOLHS
    • MonJan14 Friends of Music Meeting 7:00 PMLOLHS Media Center
    • TueJan15 Mid-Term Exams LOLHS
    • TueJan15 Naviance Training for Junior Parents 6:30 PMLOLHS Media Center
    • WedJan16 Mid-Term Exams LOLHS
    • ThuJan17 Mid-Term Exams LOLHS
    • FriJan18 Mid-Term Exams LOLHS

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