College Planning

Parsippany High School
Post High School Planning Sequence

For step by step instructions on the


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New Jersey School Counselor Association Resource page

We recommend the following sites as great starting points to your college search:


InLikeMe is a free, comprehensive website that addresses a broad range of topics related to the college planning process.  From interest inventories, college search engines, college fairs, SAT & ACT testing, applying to college, financial aid,scholarships, the college-bound athlete, careers, and the military,InLikeMe provides detailed information and valuable links to help students and parents navigate their way through the college process. Make InLikeMe your first stop on the road to going to college.



Email = PHS compter sign in
Password = first initial of first name (capitalized), first initial of last name (lowercase), then student number

Family Connection by Naviance is a comprehensive website that students and parents can use as a tool in planning for college.  It is a web-based program designed to improve college and career planning and is a place to organize personal data, lay out a game plan, maintain a list of prospective colleges, and track the application process.

While we anticipate heaviest usage of this program among our juniors and seniors, many of our younger students and their parents will find this tool to be helpful in longer-term planning.


College Board

Additionally, guidebooks are available in the Career ResourceCenter, as well as school handbooks from over one hundred colleges.

9th Grade

Classroom Seminars cover topics such as:

  • Cumulative GPA
  • The importance of grades
  • Transcript
  • Study skills and tutoring
  • Sports eligibility

10th Grade

Small group seminars covering topics such as:

  • Four-year academic plan
  • Self-Assessment surveys
  • Review of academic progress
  • Introduction to Naviance - "Do What You Are" career inventory program
  • Post-High School military opportunities

11th Grade

  • Review of Junior Planning Guide (post-high school opportunities) in small group seminars
  • Junior Parent Night
  • Course Selection Review
  • National College Fair
  • Follow up

12th Grade

  • Senior Seminars take place at the end of September and beginning of October
  • Individual Conferences with Counselor
  • Morris County College Fair
  • Financial Aid Workshop
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