College Planning

This section was designed to help serve students, specifically Junior and Senior students understand and navigate the "College Process." Please visit FTCHS Roadmap to College for more information including: a snapshot of Senior Year, how to best prepare for Senior year, navigating Naviance, and requesting letters of recommendation and other helpful tips!

Please visit College Application Process to get a better understanding of what this process looks like.

Interested in learning more about Career or Technical Education opportunities? Check our Career and Technical Education Binder Below!

At the bottom of this page, there are a variety of downloadable and printable resources that will help in the Future Planning process. Please reach out to your counselor if you have any questions.

Helpful Resources

Step Up to College is Philadelphia's Guide to the College Preparation, Application, Admission & Financial Aid Processes. Please visit Step Up to College to download a copy of the College Guide. This guide includes information on preparing, searching, applying and paying for college. It also contains a variety of checklists, tips and additional helpful resources. (Downloadable version below)

Virtual College Tours- Visiting colleges and universities is an important part of the post-secondary planning process. With our busy lives, sometimes getting on to a particular campus is difficult, or not possible due to travel limitations and distance. Students and parents who want to learn more about a college/university can get started with a virtual college tour. has compiled tours of many colleges and universities. Follow this link to get started.

Hey Students! Register for the US Northeastern region fair that is happening December 9th-14th.  Please visit College Fairs Online to register. Chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more! Each student is also entered into a drawing for a $300 scholarship each time they ask a question on a virtual booth.