College Corner

  •  Application Fees Waived

    Application fees are WAIVED for many Minnesota colleges.  See list HERE 


  • The Official College and Career Planning Tool for Como Park High School Students





    STEP 1: Explore and Compare Colleges

    College Board's Big Future - Enter your academic stats and desireable college characteristics, and College Board's search feature will generate college results based on your selections. Create an account for free, and you can save colleges that spike your interest.  Great website if you have no idea where to start!

    College Navigator - A federal website useful for finding reliable data for any college in the country.

    Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) - This website provides information about work, schooling, and financial aid. (Username:como, Password:cougars)


    STEP 2:  Talk to Admissions Reps and Visit Campus

    Admission representatives from local colleges frequently visit Como Park HS.  Download the document below for a prelimnarly list of fall admission rep visits to Como:

    College Rep Visits to Como

    Also, check out the Como Park Counseling Dept. Calendar for scheduled admission representative visits, college fairs, and college visits.

    A campus visit will usually help to determine whether a college is a good fit or not.  Try to schedule a campus visit to your top three college choices if you can.

    Campus Visit Guides


    STEP 3:  Apply

    Help!  How do I write a Personal Statement!?!


    STEP 4:  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Guide to Completing the FAFSA