College Exploration Begins Here!
Is college right for you?
- Why go to college? Find out wages related to education type
- Not sure where you want to go to college? The College Scorecard Website is a great resource for comparing schools!
- Visit the Orting College Visits Calendar to meet our college reps and take virtual tours of many colleges
- Campus Reel provides videos of actual college students showcasing their schools. You must create a free account to take a "tour" - check it out!
- Take this helpful quiz! to find out which college is right for you.
- Best Colleges for Earning Potential
- The College Admissions Guide is a great site detailing steps to college - regardless of grade-level!
- Grad Requirements Comparison handout for high school graduation, university entrance and NCAA requirements!
- College and Career Guide for Students with Disablities
Explore 4-Year Colleges/Universities
- Xello (login using your Clever account)
- College Board's Big Future
- Peterson's College Information Guide
- College Raptor
- Find Washington college admissions requirement information
Washington state College Applications and Fees Deadlines. This resource covers Washington State colleges only! If you are interested in out-of-state colleges, go to the admissions page of their websites to find out their deadlines!
Western States' University Resource
- Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) (tuition exchange program for regional out-of-state colleges and universities)
College Application Tips
Whether you are thinking about attending university or you want to find out how you are doing academically, college entrance exams can be a good choice! See the links below for test registration, test dates, and costs of exams - if you are a Free/Reduced lunch student, you can receive a fee waiver! See Ms. Nelson for fee waivers.
- ACT Testing
- SAT Testing
- What does Test Optional mean? Here's a great video explanation of testing policies when applying to a university
- SAT Tips and 2021-22 Test Dates and Deadlines
- Fairtest.org contains information for all colleges that are test-optional or test-blind, or both
- What is the difference between the ACT and the SAT?
Orting High School offers the PSAT (Practice SAT) and the Pre-ACT to students grades 9-11. Check the Counseling Center announcements page in the fall (PSAT) and winter (Pre-ACT) for more information, or see your counselor!
Explore 2-Year and Technical Colleges
- State Board of Community and Technical Colleges
- 2-Year College Contacts
- Check Out a College
- Benefits of Attending Community College and Why You Should Attend Community College for Transfer Credits
Southwestern Oregon Community College offers a tuition waiver to students with a 3.75 GPA or higher. If you are interested in SW ORE CC, see Ms. Nelson for the details.
- Military Academy information posted on Congresswoman, Dr. Kim Schrier's website
- Resources for online colleges: Accredited Colleges in Washington
- Affordable Colleges Online
- Guide to Finding Accredited Online Colleges
- Find out which online and brick and mortar colleges rank the highest in Washington State!
- Counseling Degrees Online Program
These sites include info on rankings, post-graduation salaries, etc.
- Top Colleges in WA: https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/washington/
- Nursing Schools in WA: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/nursing-schools/washington/
- Are you interested in a Nursing Career? Check out the Nursing School 411 site!
- Criminal Justice Schools in WA: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/criminal-justice-degree/washington/
- Psychology Schools in WA: http://www.learnpsychology.org/psychology/degree-programs/schools-in-washington/
- Fire Science Programs in WA: https://www.firescience.org/fire-science-degrees-and-programs/washington/
- Teaching Degrees in WA: https://www.teachtomorrow.org/washington/
- Top Trade/Vocational Schools in WA: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/washington/
- LGBTQ College Student Guide offers information and resources
- Is there really free college for graduating seniors? Yes! If you've earned a cumulative 3.75 GPA or higher, and attend Southwestern Oregon College in Coos Bay, OR, they will pay your tuition. See Ms. Nelson for details!
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