POSTSECONDARY PLANNING & TESTING
Postsecondary Planning - College Board's free planning and search site, used with Baxter students (grades 9-12) and families.
Common Application - Over 700 colleges and universities accept this undergraduate admissions application. Students can create an account at any time. The Common App site also includes helpful information about planning and paying for college. We also created some specific instructions for selecting deadlines and inviting recommenders that students should review here.
Tuition Break - NEBHE's Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the RSP Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home-state.
SATs - Learn more about and register for the SAT. Note: Juniors take the SAT at Baxter in April. They do not have to register or pay for this test.
ACTs - Learn more about and register for the ACT.
EARLY COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES
College and University Programs for High School Students
The State of Maine and many local colleges and universities offer programs that enable high school students to take college classes at a greatly reduced rate. We encourage students who feel they may be ready to look at available courses and talk to their counselor and families to determine if this is a good fit for them.
For more information and links to college programs, click here.
The state of Maine offers free, online AP courses to high school students. These courses are year long, start in Sept., and culumniate in an AP test in May. Registration for next year is now open. Please contact your Counselor for more information and see the links below.
Scholarship List - Baxter's list, regularly updated during the winter and spring. This document lists local and national scholarships brought to our attention.
FAFSA - The FREE application for Federal Student Aid . You must fill out a FAFSA to qualify for financial aid. The form can be filled out starting Oct. 1 each year for the following academic year.
Net Price Calculators (from the US Dept of Education Net Price Calculator Center)
"Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that a student does not have to pay back.
Net price calculators are available on a college’s or university’s website and allow prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account."
Follow the link above to search for a college's net price calculator.