Post-Secondary Planning

Timeline for Seniors   
Timeline for Juniors
Helpful Guidelines for Juniors 
College Financial Aid Planning Tips for Parents 
Applying / Renewing the FAFSA 


Free College Resources: 

Common App Step-by-Step Guide that walks students step-by-step through each question of the Common Application, including why it’s asked and how to best answer. Here is the link

FAFSA Step-by-Step Guide that walks students and families through each question of the FAFSA, including screenshots and explanations and a FAQ page for students with special circumstances. Here is the link

Pennsylvania Scholarship Directory, a list of 100+ vetted scholarships for students across the state, broken down by month. Here is the link

Visiting Representatives

Visits by admissions representatives from college and other training schools are made to Carlynton High School during the course of the school year. Information concerning these visitations is posted in the Guidance Office and announced regularly. Juniors and seniors who would like to consult with the visiting representatives should sign up in the Guidance Office prior to the day of the visit.


  • Visit > Free College Scholarship Search - By creating a personal profile, this site will pull up scholarships that are custom fit to you.
  • For a variety of nationwide scholarship opportunities, try School Soup

Good Read: 14 Things I Wish I Knew Before College

Planning to enlist? Use THIS LINK for information about the Selective Service System.

Parents and students can download the following paperwork to make the college admission and application process run more smoothly with assistance from the high school guidance office (forms will download as PDF files):






High School Profile

When Carlynton seniors submit college applications to the counseling office, the counselor attaches the student’s transcript and completes other necessary information. When the application is mailed to a college, university or vocational school, a profile of the school is included with the application packet. The profile, designed in a brochure format, includes some of the following information:

  • A brief biographical sketch of the Carlynton community

  • The student population and number of faculty members

  • The calendar days of the school year and the length of class periods

  • The grading policy, including the process of weighting grades

  • Advanced Placement courses

  • Class rank and how it is calculated

  • Graduation requirements

  • Latest statistics revealing graduating class sizes and mean SAT scores:

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