Want to go to College in Ohio? Here is where to start:

1. Take college prep classes beginning your freshman year in high school.
2. Carry a GPA of 3.0- 4.0 during your high school career – remember a higher GPA usually results
in early admission in the fall of your senior year or more scholarships available to you.
3. Fill out the FAFSA form when it opens on October 1 of each year. This requires you and your
parents’ income and tax information. The majority of colleges award financial aid on a first come
first serve basis. So do this early!!! REMEMBER – NO FAFSA – NO FINANCIAL AID FROM
FAFSA website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
5. Schedule visit to colleges early – summer of Junior and Senior years.
6. Look for local scholarships available through work, schools, community, church etc.
2018/2019 Public Colleges in Ohio:

2018/2019 Private Colleges in Ohio:

Common Application

To save time filling out college applications, there is a Common Application that you can fill out and use to apply to more than 700 colleges across the United States, including 39 in Ohio.  Click the link below for more information about the Common Application or to apply.

Paying for College

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  is a form you can fill out for FREE to apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study programs.  Every student who plans to attend college should fill out this application.  Click the link below for more information or to apply.
There are thousands of scholarships available to help cover college expenses.   You can start your scholarship search by checking out https://www.fastweb.com/ or https://www.scholarships.com/.  To get you started, some are listed below.



MED Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a career in a health care field and must have a 25 on the ACT.

Applications are available online at http://www.mercer-health.com/foundation/events-programs/scholarship-program

Deadline: February 25, 2018

The Hauss-Helms Foundation, Inc.

Grant Awards in Varying Amounts Requirements: -must be a resident of Auglaize or Allen County; must be of good moral character; must be in upper fifty percent of graduating class; must be unable to attend higher education institution without without financial assistance from the foundation; should be recommend for an education grant by the principal, GC, or responsible faculty member; along with other requirements listed on application  

Visit website at: http://www.hauss-helmsfoundation.org/

Email questions to [email protected]

Deadline: March 15, 2018

GROB Apprenticeship Apprentices 

Starting wage is $15 per hour with yearly pay increases. They are considered full-time employees with 40+ hours per week. Requirements: -have an interest in working to earn a Manufacturing Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology degree

Visit http://apprentice.grobsystems.com/ for more information.

Deadline: March 24, 2018

Groth and Associates Scholarship

This is a  $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. To qualify for this scholarship, you must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome. 

For more information and to apply, go here:  https://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/

DUE:  JULY 31, 2018   

ACE Academy College Credit Plus Forms and Information

The Ohio Higher Ed Link below can answer questions for students and families interested in participating in College Credit Plus:
Students new to CCP must attend a meeting in February 2020. An email and One Call Now will be sent to announce the time and place of the meeting.
The counseling form needs to be signed off on by attending a meeting at one of these colleges and returned by March 31st.
Here are some choices for CCP:
Rhodes State College – Lima, Ohio: Normally sets up a meeting in March each year. See the website here:  http://www.rhodesstate.edu/Future%20Students/College%20Credit%20Plus.aspx         


All high school students are required to take the ACT during their junior year.  The good news is, when you take this one, it is FREE!  At ACE, we will be testing onsite on February 25-27 this year.  If you are a junior, make sure you plan to be on site one of these days, and check your email for more details.  
If you would like to take the test a second (or third) time to raise your score, you can sign up online to take it.  This year's dates are as follows:  

 Test Date

Registration Deadline 

Late Fee Required 

December 14, 2019 

Nov. 8 

Nov. 9-Nov. 22 

February 8, 2020 

Jan. 10 

Jan. 11-Jan 17 

April 4, 2020 

Feb. 28 

Feb. 29-Mar. 13 

June 13, 2020 

May 8 

May 9-May 22 

July 18, 2020 

Jun. 19 

Jun. 20-Jun. 26 

If you are planning to take the ACT or looking for more information, go online to:
If you are interested in taking the SAT, register online at:

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