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November 20, 2014 - College Prep Materials Available to Oklahoma Eighth- Through 12th-Grade Students RSS feed

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Thousands of Oklahoma eighth- through 12th-grade students will receive valuable information to help them plan and prepare for a college education.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently distributed approximately 233,000 copies of preparing for college brochures to middle, junior high and high schools statewide.

State Regents officials produced two grade-specific brochures for eighth- through 10th-grade students and for 11th- through 12th-grade students. Both versions of “What’s Your Plan for College?” inform students about the courses they must take in high school to be admitted to an Oklahoma public college or university.

The publications feature financial aid information and details regarding admission standards and placement scores, as well as information about, the state’s online college planning and preparation portal for students, parents and school counselors. The brochures outline estimated college costs, hourly wages for various jobs and information about campus comparison and selection.

Counselors at both public and State Department of Education-accredited private schools received the brochures to distribute to their students. The brochures will also be sent to home school organizations, libraries, and various educational, tribal and faith-based organizations.

“Now is the time for students to begin thinking about their future plans after high school, including earning a college degree,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “Gathering information can be time-consuming and overwhelming for families. These free publications provide students and their parents the tools they need to make their plans for college.”

High school counselors also received the “Counselors’ Resource Book: Oklahoma Colleges and Universities,” which profiles each Oklahoma college and university and includes information about preparing for college, college costs and financial aid, including grants, scholarships and federal student loans.

Students, parents and counselors can also view, print or order the materials online at

For additional information, visit, call the State Regents’ toll-free Student Information Hotline at 800-858-1840 or email