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College Planning

Preparing for the next steps after high school can seem daunting. This section will provide useful information, presentations, and links for those wanting to continue their education after high school. However, parents and students are advised to also check out Naviance Family Connections for the most up-to-date scholarship lists and resources.  As always, please feel free to contact your students' CCR Counselor for further information and details.

College Events

Please continue to check this page for future info about college events! The events are also shared out via Naviance!

Want to Reduce the Cost of College?

The John Baylor College Prep Show: Along with implementing a new ACT Test prep program at DPHS, we want to make you aware of the other college planning resource. Go HERE to see the webisodes!

Also, consider the following:

More Planning Resources?

Looking for an online college?  Consider the following:

Best Colleges: is an online website that will help you search for colleges that match your goals.

For Hispanic Students: Affordable Colleges Online has a new guide to higher education and financial aid for Hispanic students.

A guide to higher education in Ohio and other college resources on Go here:

CollegeXpress: Lots of different resources available for college exploration can be found HERE.

I'm First is an organization that seeks to bring free college counseling to first-generation college-bound students across the country through InstaEDU. All registered students on—nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity's online community providing first-generation, low-income college students with inspiration, information, and support on the path to and through college—are eligible to receive two free hours of on-demand college counseling on InstaEDU. Go to for more information.

Zinch is a free service for college-bound high school students looking to find and pay for best-fit colleges. Go to for more information.

Financial Aid Night

This years event date and time will be posted shortly. In the meantime, view a previous year's program HERE. Also, go HERE to be taken to the FAFSA site

You can also follow this link to learn about affordable online colleges and unversities.

You can also get access to information that was presented at last year's College Goal Sunday event.

Academic Planning at DPHS

These links will help guide the student and family toward being fully prepared for college. Students should be accomplishing specific tasks at different grade levels in order to have a well-rounded college application ready for submission. Please click the links below for this important information.

Click on the topic headings listed below to be taken directly to that section:



Applying for College

Important Forms & Websites

Scholarship Info

Parents and Students,  

Students receive information on current scholarships via their Naviance Family Connections account. Their account is the most updated reference point. If you are curious as to what is available, please ask your student to log in with you.  

Note:  Scholarships are available via Deer Park Board of Education. Interested seniors can obtain copies from Mr. Hubbard or Ms. Madden


Applying for College

Many colleges and universities use the Common Application for their admissions process (this should be confirmed by the student when considering a specific college or university). Click on the link below to read about the Common Application and be directed to the Common Application Website.


Important Forms and Websites

The links below will provide you with forms and lists to assist with the college planning process.