College/Career Resources

CarePlus, a local non-profit agency, is an incredible resource to support mental health, recovery and well-being.~ They have such programs as: a wellness group for teenage girls, a 'parenting with common sense' class for parents and a 'freedom from anxiety' group that helps teens learn coping skills - among many others.

We invite our Northern Valley families to visit the CarePlus website and review upcoming offerings.~
Perhaps CarePlus may be of some help for you or for someone you love.

Naviance Student Connection

To access parent log in page, please Click Here

Steps to a Successful College Application Process

Steps to a Successful Application Process .pdf

NCAA Website

Your Path to the Student-Athlete Experience - a presentation that covers NCAA eligibility and the process

Click Here 

NCAA College Bound Student Athlete 2016-17

NCAA 2016-17.pdf


College Search

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NJSCA Technical Schools/Colleges

Click Here for Technical Schools/Colleges

US News Best Colleges

Early Decision and Early Action


NJSCA College and Career Planning Calendars - Grades 9-12

Click Here for Yearly Planning Calendars

Parent Action Plans From CollegeBoard

9th Grade Parent Action Plan

10th Grade Parent Action Plan

11th Grade Parent Action Plan

12th Grade Parent Action Plan


NJSCA College and Career Resources

Click Here for College and Career Resources

College Admissions Articles

Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95% - New York Times

Getting Into the Ivies - New York Times

Our Crazy College Crossroads - New York Times

What This Year's College Results Mean to Next Year's Seniors - Huffington Post

Class, Cost and College - New York Times

Six Words of Advice for Parents of College-Bound Juniors - Huffington Post

College counselor to parents: Relax - Christian Science Monitor

Stop Worrying About Your Child Getting Into College. Worry About What Happens Next. - New York Times

Occupational Outlook Handbook

To visit the US Department of Labor's latest version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook and learn more about careers, including growth, income and training expectations

Click Here


Student Loan Guide

Interactive Student Loan Game Plan:

A Guide to Choosing Your College Path

Plan for College

NJSCA Financial Aid Resources

Click Here for Financial Aid Resources

Plan for College by Sallie Mae

Plan for College by Sallie Mae is an online resource that provides free interactive tools, information and guidance to demystify the college planning process and help families save, plan and pay for college.

District Financial Aid Presentation by Matthew Carpenter, College Funding Services

October 9, 2018

Information / Handouts 
Please click HERE!


Want some help getting ready for a college fair?

Click Here for CollegeBoard's College Fair Checklist


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018 - 6:30-8:30 PM

140 Central Avenue

Old Tappan, New Jersey 07675

Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest, will be hosting more than 150 college and university representatives in the cafeteria and south gym.

Students will have an opportunity to meet with college representatives, ask questions, and acquire applications as they begin the college search process.

College night is open to all parents and students in grades 9-12, and is a tremendous opportunity for underclassmen to learn about admission requirements.

School officials recommend that you arrive early, as parking is limited.

Attached is a the growing list of colleges attending to date.

College Fair Night .pdf

Fairleigh Dickinson University

College Fair - Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:00-9:00 PM

Rothman Center

Metropolitan Campus

1000 River Road

Teaneck, NJ 07666

Approx. 225 2 year and 4year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate

Fall SUNY College Fair

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Javits Center

1New York New York

Students may register online at or by calling

the SUNY Recruitment Response Center at 800-342-3811

The Fair will include workshops focused on finding your college fit and applying for financial aid.

Nearly 30 SUNY campuses will be in attendance.


The School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for a selective group of highly motivated and talented high school students to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework.

The Academy's intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies.

2014 Program Dates: July 6 - 26

Information on Summer Program opportunities is available in the Guidance office


Volunteer Opportunities in Bergen County

Student -designed Volunteer Project Ideas