College & Career Center

South High School provides a comprehensive college & career planning service.  The College & Career Center is available for student use, providing access to resources for planning and researching post-high-school careers and educational experiences.

DGS College & Career Counselors

DGS College & Career Administrative Assistant

College Fair Dates

College Resources

TOOLS AND RESOURCES IN NAVIANCE Schoolinks is the career and college planning tool used at Downers Grove South High School. There are many resources in Schoolinks and all students are required to log into Schoolinks through our Focus Program. Parents are also encouraged to use Schoolinks
NAVIANCE FAMILY CONNECTION Parent portal for Schoolinks
MATRICULATE This non-profit organization provides free virtual college advising and pairs low-income students with a gpa above3.5 with current college students to act as their mentor while working with them one-on-one throughout the college and financial aid process.
COLLEGEWISE This company provides free weekly webinars to receive information from current college counselors and former admissions representatives on a wide variety of topics related to the college admissions process. As well, check out this resource library with guides, podcasts, videos, etc. if you are unable to attend the live webinars.
COLLEGE ESSAY GUY This company provideds free guides on picking an essay topic, sample college essays, a guide to the "Why Us" essay, tips on how to complete your activities list of your Common Applicaton, information about financial aid, and much more!  Its Matchlighters Scholars program provides high-achieveing students (3.0 and above) low-incme students with one-to-one advising on their college essay for up to 10 hours with a trained college counselor.
COLLEGE SEARCH 101 VIDEO SERIES This series of videos are fun, short, insightfil, and provide a broad look at the college search and application process
CONCOURSE On Concourse, you can be discovered by universities around the world that match your regional, academic, and financial requirements, and receive admissions offers and scholarships with no application required!
NICHE Students can use this free website to take a college search quiz and explore colleges in order to build their list of potential schools. The website also has a college comparison tool and a college chances calculator to help students understand their chances of being admitted.  Please use this link to create your account.
College Point  This company matches students 1:1 with an expert near their age to help apply, enroll in, and graduate from top colleges.
ONLINE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID OVERVIEW Online colleges that accept Financial Aid can help students fund their degree. Find financial aid for online colleges here.
ONLINE COLLEGE PROCESS CONSIDERATIONS Online colleges offer you a convenient way to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. Learn more about the most popular online colleges
Loper  This a free phone app that helps students discover the colleges and universities that best fit their interests. This is a great tool for students to build their college list.
Scholar Match This company supports underserved first generation college students from low-income backgrounds with advising, financial support, and career mentoring virtually.