College Planning Resources

  • SchooLinks

    SchooLinks is Lake Park's college and career planning. All students have accounts that can be accessed via their LPHS Google Accounts. Students can explore colleges, majors, financial aid and scholarships information, apply to colleges and more. This should be all student's first stop in their college and career planning.

  • College Planning Meetings
    Juniors: If you'd like to meet with Mrs. Michaels to develop a list of colleges you may want to consider, please complete this form: College Planning Form.

    Once you've submitted the form, then contact Mrs. Michales via email ( or stop by the College & Career Center to schedule your College Planning Meeting.

  • College Search Information
    The following are websites that provide information and resources for the college search process. This is not an exhaustive list, but can help get you started:

    • SchooLinks
      • SchooLinks replaced Xello as Lake Park's post-secondary planning tool. ALL students will use SchooLinks and counselors will meet with each grade level for post-secondary planning lessons each year. 
    • BigFuture by the College Board   
      • Flyer with additional information about BigFuture
    • Cappex 
      • A lot of great resources for college and financial aid
      • This link is a list of colleges that are "need-blind" in the admission process.
    • Collegevine
      • Discover schools, understand your chances for admission, and get personalized guidance for every step of the admissions process.
    • ISAC Student Portal Resources
      • The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has a wide variety of college research and financial aid resources.
      • Lake Park has our own ISAC representative who comes to the College & Career Center to assist students with their post-secondary planning.
    • Chicago Area Regional Representatives (CARR) 
      • CARR has many useful videos for both juniors and seniors regarding the college search process.