College Planning


Salem County Career and Technical High School CEEB number:  311643

Students who are interested in going to college should begin researching colleges/universities in their Junior year. It’s never too early for students to start researching what type of college or university they may want to attend. Be sure that after you complete your search to start visiting some schools. College visits, open houses, and overnight stays will give you a good idea of campus life.

College Open Houses

Be sure to call the college in advance to verify the date and time as some of these dates may change. Many schools request that you register before coming to an open house. See your school counselor for more information. Many schools besides those listed offer open houses. Call your prospective colleges and universities for their schedule. It is an excellent idea to include both open houses and college tours in your college exploration. The open house allows you to see many of the activities available on campus while the traditional college tour lets you experience the college in a more typical environment.

Updated College Fair Info:

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) has a schedule of upcoming National College Fairs in our area.  Students interested in attending must register at, or see their guidance counselor for more information.


Financial Aid

FAFSA Information

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA )can be filed in paper form or on-line.  If you plan to file on-line, which is the suggested, easiest and fastest method, you and your child will need a separate PIN (Personal Identification Number) which serves as an electronic signature for your son and/or daughter and yourself. It is best to apply now for the PINs by going to

The Higher Education student Assistance Authority (HESAA) provides financial  aid resources and information to students and their parents. is a complete directory of top accredited online schools, colleges and universities.

Testing Information

SAT testing dates:

Some colleges also review ACT scores for admission. This website provides helpful information for the ACT test.

ACT testing dates:

Test Prep

Kaplan provides test preparation resources for a variety of college entrance exams including the SAT and ACT.