Believe it or not, current Herrick students may be in college in 5 or 6 years. To some of you that probably seems like a long way off. To others, that thought may seem pretty scary. This page is designed to give students and parents some information about the colleges and possible ways to pay for college. This information is strictly provided as "Information Only!" The Herrick Support Staff, Herrick Middle School, and Downers Grove Grade School District 58 make no recommendations regarding any colleges, college investments or college payment plans.
Downers Grove North High School has some great information on their College and Career Page. When it comes to thinking about college - this is a great place to start.
The link above will take you to a page on the Illinois.gov website. This page has information on Illinois Public Universities, Community Colleges and Independent Colleges/Universities. It also has links regarding paying for college.
Freshman Admission Requirements
Some Popular Big Ten Schools
State Schools In Illinois
Illinois Private Colleges
College Entrance Exam Information
In December of 2015, the State of Illinois announced that they will stop giving the ACT entrance exam and instead give the SAT. 8th graders, you have a few years to prepare for this test. We have two links below. One is an NBC report about the switch and one is a link to the SAT website so you can effectively prepare.
What is a 529?
Parents, there are several great websites to help parents to understand ways to pay for college. Here are just a few. This information is provided as "Information Only" Herrick Middle School, the Herrick Support Staff and Downers Grove School District 58 make no recommendations regarding any investments or college savings plans.