All Nevada State High School (NSHS) students are assigned to an ACT®/SAT® test preparation program to help them increase their scores. Better scores open the door to more college options and offer students a chance to earn more scholarship money!
ACT® Information and Registration
SAT® Information and Registration
ACT®/SAT® Prep Courses
NSHS students are provided with many opportunities to research potential colleges as part of our Study Skills curriculum. The following resources are helpful for those undergoing a college search.
The College Board: An extensive college database
GoCollege.com: Tips on finding the right college for you, applying, and financing your education
Schools in the USA: Virtual tours of college locations
CollegeAtlas.org: College searches based on your degree choice and interests
Visits and Tours
To get a feel for a potential college or university, you should visit the location. Schedule a location tour, and be sure to make the most out of every visit! Check out this blog post about important things to ask about and consider during your tour.
The Common Application: An application accepted by more than 700 colleges and universities
Attending NSHS is like receiving a one- to two-year college scholarship! In addition to saving money on a degree, students receive guidance on how to maximize course selection at NSHS to get a strong head start, advice on budgeting and planning, support with scholarship research and essay writing, and more. For information on financing college in particular, please review the following resources.
Federal Student Aid
This U.S. Department of Education website provides information on preparing for and funding your education beyond high school. Discover general information on applying for college and applying for federal financial aid, and create a personal portfolio where you can store your college planning information.
Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID
Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
This is the official website for completing and filing the FAFSA, which is a required step in the financial aid process at ALL colleges and universities. Complete yours early for a better chance at receiving financial aid!
FastWeb Guide to Financial Aid
This detailed guide explains the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA), including how to complete and file it, and provides an overview of federal student loans and financial aid terms.
FinAid: The SmartStudent™ Guide to Financial Aid
Debt.org: Help with Student Loan Debt
Searching for scholarship information can require a lot of time and energy, but it’s worth it! NSHS provides in-class opportunities and guidance for scholarship research, but ultimately students who take personal responsibility to find available scholarships will benefit the most. The following are suggestions for finding scholarship information.
Tools like FastWeb provide easy searching options — they have a database of more than 1.5 million scholarships and functionality to match you with the ones you qualify for. You can check with scholarship organizations directly to see what they offer, and you can also feel free to view other high school websites to see what scholarship resources they provide.
College Admissions Office
Many colleges offer scholarships to students who attend their schools. If you don’t see this information on the school’s website, contact the Admissions Office or the Scholarship or Financial Aid Office to ask about the available opportunities.