This website is meant to be a resource for students, parents, and educators to help make the most of the 6th through 12th grade years and beyond. It will help answer questions and provide the tools needed to understand and to take advantage of available opportunities in higher education.
The first section of this site, Why College?? Why Not!! has information on the reasons why going to college is a smart idea that can help you to have a better life. The second section, Thinking Ahead About College gives information on academic and financial plans and explains why it is important to start planning early. Rhode Island higher education financial aid and information resources, colleges, and proprietary schools are in the section titled, Rhode Island Higher Education Resources. The Rhode Island Opportunity Programs section lists those outreach programs designed to increase the attendance and success in higher education of educationally or economically disadvantaged students.
The other sections of the website provide
many additional sources of information from the Internet that will be helpful
throughout the process of preparing for and applying to college; these
links are briefly described and underlined in blue. Non-Rhode Island
Office of Higher Education websites are linked as a service only.
These websites are provided as a tool to help visitors explore the wide
range of options and information that are available and help them make
informed choices about how to prepare for and pursue post-secondary education
opportunities. These sites contain useful information, most of which
is free, that may assist students, families and educators. Preparing
for College has made every effort to link only to sites that do
not require private information or require a fee to access information.
A change in this policy at any site should be reported to the webmaster
using the comment page at the bottom of the webpage. Because of the
number of Internet sites devoted to the college planning process, the organizations,
services, advice, or products contained on them cannot be endorsed or guaranteed
by the RI Office of Higher Education, but are entirely the responsibility
of the webmaster of the site visited.
Throughout this document, the term "college" is used to refer to all post-secondary institutions-- technical colleges, junior colleges, community colleges, other two-year colleges, and four-year colleges and universities.
(Direct links to your favorite colleges.)
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Website Developed in December
1998 by Timothy S. Chace and Phyllis