College Planning

The College & Career Center at IHS has excellent resources on college planning

Recommended Timelines by Grade Level


ACT , SAT & SAT Subject Tests

College entrance tests are part of the admissions process for many 4-year colleges and universities. We are here to help you determine which test(s) to take and when, and provide information about test prep opportunities in the district and at Gibson Ek.

College Search

Finding the right institution to continue your education.

Finding the right post secondary school to help you reach your career and life goals is an individualized process. We are here to guide students as they conduct this research to develop a list of schools that is right for their goals and dreams.

College Applications

Navigating the Process

Applying to college can be daunting. We are here to help students navigate this process whether it's 2-year or 4-year, public or private institutions. Below are some common generic online applications that support multiple schools.

FAFSA & Scholarships

Paying for College

Regardless of your ability to pay for college, we encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA helps colleges determine what your family's contribution will be towards the total cost of attending college, the amount and types of aid a student will receive, and qualify students for scholarships (both need based and academic based scholarships). We can help students and their families complete the FAFSA and help source scholarships as part of the college planning process.