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Student & Parent Resources

Students and their parents can find a variety of resources on this page for use while at Assabet, or for planning their next steps after graduation. 
PAGE CONTACTS & RESOURCES  

PAGE CONTACTS & RESOURCES  

Michele Nichols, Student Services Administrative Assistant
MNichols@assabet.org | 508-263-9626
 
Student Services Fax: 508-303-8493
 

Assabet Students (Current)

Assabet's Career / Workforce Bound Students

Be prepared to enter the workforce. Beyond the technical skills you obtain at Assabet, employers expect you to have the soft skills in order to successfully navigate the work environment. 
   

Resources

Assabet Cooperative Placement Program—There is nothing more employers enjoy seeing on a resume than experience. Take advantage of Assabet's Coop Program. Learn all about the requirements and opportunities!

Assabet Job Board—Looking for a job? Check out our own job board containing part-, seasonal or full-time opportunities posted by local employers looking for skilled, dedicated employees. 

JobCorps—A federally-funded comprehensive program that provides essential academic and career skills training and prepares students for success in every aspect of their lives. 

Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers—Career Centers offer employment and training services for job seekers and employers. 

Naviance—Log into your Naviance account to explore a variety of careers, take assessments to match your interests with careers and build a resume. 

NOVOResume—High School resumes samples and how-to guide. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook—The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations. 

Online Job Application Support—
Many employers require you to complete an online application. Check out this website with step by step guidance for online applications. 

Zippia— Job Search Tips for High School Students
 
   

Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship Programs Accepting Applications⁠—List of local apprenticeship programs, application requirements and updates. 

Build a Life Campaign⁠—The Northeast Center for Tradeswomen's Equity (NCTE) is a Massachusetts-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping women find careers in the union building trades. 

Division of Apprentice Standards⁠—The Division of Apprentice Standards is responsible for promoting, developing, and servicing registered apprenticeship programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Building Trades Council⁠—Contains local union directory, directory of apprenticeships, legislative updates, events and blog. 

Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium⁠—A network of Colleges and Registered Apprenticeship Programs working together to provide college-to-career opportunities. 

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Union Building Trade Apprentice - Massachusetts⁠—Overview of apprenticeship programs, frequently asked questions and directory of apprenticeship programs. 
 
  

Assabet's College Bound Students

Finding the right college is like finding the right pair of shoes: you need to make sure it's a good fit! All colleges have something unique to offer, and you need to prioritize what's most important to you. Be an informed consumer: research colleges, visit the campus, and meet with students. That way, when you apply to schools, you have made an informed decision.
 
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Planning and Preparing

Testing/Test Prep Resources

Creating a List of Colleges

An important step to the college application process is identifying colleges that fit your goals and interests. There are a variety of resources geared to help you narrow down your list, here are a few to get you started:
  • Big Future - College Search—Select your filter criteria such as location, housing, academic credit, sports and activities, etc. to create a list of schools that match your criteria.
  • Career Colleges and Technical School Search—U.S. Department of Education resource designed to help you find career colleges and technical schools that match your interests and goals.
  • Niche—Explore rankings, reviews and statistics on U.S. colleges.
Campus Visit ChecklistCheck out this list to get an idea of what you should be looking for when you visit campuses.
 

Application Resources

State Specific College Info

  • Mass State College/University Requirements—Review this important information regarding admissions procedures, requirements and incentives.

  • MassTransfer—Collaboration between the Commonwealth's community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts. System-wide resources and policies allow for students to transfer seamlessly, stay on track and minimize the time it takes to earn a bachelor's degree.

  • New England Board of Higher Education—The Guide to New England Colleges and Universities lists key data for each college, such as admissions application deadlines and acceptance rates; faculty-student ratio; enrollment totals and breakdowns, etc.

  • New England Tuition Break Program—NEBHE's Tuition Break program enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Información de "Tuition Break" en español.

Major Specific Info

My Majors—Resource designed to help you connect with a meaningful college major.
Additional Resources to Consider

Assabet's Military Bound Students

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Joining the military is a big commitment – by both you and the military. This commitment is not to be taken lightly. The more information you have, the better position you will be in as you make the commitment to enlist.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Expenses will be made regardless of the pathway you choose. Make sure to do your research and see what's available.
 
Financial aid can be especially a big help in paying for college. Apply for financial aid from a variety of sources in order to get as much assistance as you are eligible to receive. 
Financial Aid is an annual process, and applications must be filed every year. 

Types of Financial Aid

Not all financial aid is "free money." When you receive financial aid, it may consist of any or all of the following types of aid: 

Grants and Scholarships— Gift aid that does not have to be repaid, and may include federal grants, scholarships from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, institutional aid based on merit or financial need, and local scholarships. 

Work-Study— Federal and institutional work-study programs allow students to work part-time on or near campus while in college. 

Parent and Student Loans— Loans are available for parents and students and may come from the federal government or private lenders (including some colleges and universities). 

For further information about financial aid, please visit MEFA's website. Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority is a non-profit organization that serves students and families in Massachusetts and out-of-state students and families pursuing higher education in Massachusetts. 
 

Helpful Resources

Compare College Costs— Add some information about the schools you're considering to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's website to see the financial impact down the road. If you don't have a financial aid offer, we'll show you where to find cost info for each school. You can compare up to three schools.   

CSS Profile— The CSS Profile is an online application that collects information used by certain colleges and scholarship programs to award institutional aid funds. For a list of colleges that require the CSS Profile click on the following link: CSS Profile College List

DREAMer's Roadmap— Dreamer's Roadmap is a national non-profit app that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college. 

FAFSA— All federal funds are awarded based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students should complete their FAFSA as soon as it becomes available for the entering college year (typically Fall of senior year). 

Federal Student Aid— Site designed to assist in understanding the types of aid, who gets aid, FAFSA and loan repayment. 

LendEDU's Guide to College Scholarships— Scholarships broken down by various categories including brand, state, major, etc.

Naviance— Don't forget Naviance has an entire section on scholarships, including a list of all the local scholarships available to students (check Scholarship List under the College tab). 

Registering for Selective Service— In order to apply for federal funds, males 18 and under must register with the Selective Service. It is one of the questions on the FAFSA application. 

Student Loan Report— The Student Loan Report helps keep students and their families up-to-date on the latest student loan and financial aid news and information so they can make the best decisions when it comes to paying for college and repaying debt. 

Understanding Your Student Financial Aid Award Letter— Site designed as a result of the partnership between Attorney General's Office and uAspire to help educate families about higher education options and understand how to pay for them. 
 

Scholarships

Search Engine Resources

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GoingMerry.com

Niche.com

Scholar's App

Scholarshops.com

 
  

Assabet Scholarships 

 

Former Students

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Assabet grads have their own corner of this website under Give Back > Alumni

Former students who transfered out of Assabet can request a transcript here.
 
If you didn't graduate, don't give up. You can still complete your education or pursue a new avenue for learning at a community college. If you are a former student that did not graduate, please let us know what resources we can add to the website to help you by sending an email to webmaster@assabet.org. Possible resources might include:

Parents & Guardians

iPass Parent Portal

Progress reports, term grades
 

iParent Password Reset Request

Parents may also use this form to request a password reset for their student(s)
 

iPass Parent Accounts

Register for online access to progress reports, grades
 

Change of Address Form

 
For updating student information 
 

My School Bucks Parent Portal

For meal payments online
 

My School Apps

For free/reduced meals 
 

Student Health Forms

Please return to the Nurses' office