College and Career Resource Center

Henry J. Kaiser High School

Room H-101

(808) 394-1200 ext. 2340

IG: @kaiserhigh808

Suzanne Nii, Trevor Teraoka: College & Career Counselors,

Frequently used websites

Naviance Student

Kaiser HS

Infinite Campus



TOEFL (ELL students)


Accuplacer (RS and CCs)

Running Start/Dual Credit

FAFSA (financial aid)

Federal Student Aid

Hawaii Community Foundation

UHM Native Hawaiian Student Services (good place to start)

CSS Profile

University of Hawaii System

UH Manoa


KCC App Video

The Common App

Other useful websites

The College Solution

College Essay Guy

How much will your lifestyle cost?

Career options based on your personality

Hawaii Career Explorer

Education attainment's effect on your income

For Class of 2021
Suit Up For Senior Year webinar series courtesy of Pacific Lutheran University

The College Search Process 101: Where do I start?

Thursday, June 4, 12:00pm HST


College Applications 101: How to Land in the "Yes" Pile

Thursday, June 18, 12:00pm HST


College Essay 101: Tips and Tricks

Thursday, July 2nd, 12:00pm HST


Financial Aid and Scholarships 101: Paying for College

Thursday, July 16, 12:00pm HST


Click here or on the logos to register.


Navigating Financial Aid Once You’re Accepted (Part 1)This first guide will walk you through how to understand your financial aid award letter.

How to Write a Great Financial Aid Appeal Letter (Part 2): If the financial aid award you received from college is making it tough to attend, it might be worth appealing it. Here's a more detailed step-by-step guide to writing a great financial aid appeal letter.

2 Great Financial Aid Tools
  • Finding colleges that would give a student better financial aid and/or merit scholarships.

SwiftStudent: New Tool to Appeal Financial Aid Awards 

  • Appealing a financial aid award.

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Get assistance with FAFSA.
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Assist students and parents with
  • FAFSA,
  • SAR
  • Award letter questions
For institutional specific questions (awards, disbursements, refunds, etc.) students will be referred to the individual school's financial aid offices.
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How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation: Step-by-Step Guide: If you're a junior, COVID-19 has made asking for teacher recommendations a little trickier (and probably something you're doing via email). This guide covers a few important things to keep in mind. And check in with your school's college counselor to find out if there's a specific process your school is using.
This new resource is a gathering place for some of my favorite guides and resources. Applying to college this year or next? Bookmark this one.
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How to Research Colleges (Without Visiting A Campus)

cIf you’re a 10th or 11th grader getting a headstart on college research, or a 12th grader still trying to decide where you’ll be the next four years, this guide covers four of my favorite resources.

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aAndrew Cohen shares a list of ways to get a feel for an institution without ever stepping foot on campus.

Read or listen here, or click on the title.


How to Write a Great Letter of Continued Interest (Guide + Example): If you’ve been waitlisted to one of your top choices, it might help to write a short letter of continued interest to the school. In this guide, I share some things to consider before writing it, how to write a great one, plus advice from a current admission officer. Note that these letters tend to matter a little more for schools that actually track demonstrated interest. Which schools are those? Find out in this demonstrated interest guide. (FWIW, the UCs and Ivies don't tend to track demonstrated interest, but it's still important to go through the steps they recommend so you can stay in the running--see full guide above for more.)

How to Decide Where to Attend: A few exercises (some of which are fun) to help you make the final decision. Note that many schools have moved their decision date to June 1. Here's a list of those schools.

A wonderful overview of the whole college search process.
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Students: This guide offers 60+ pages of guidance to help you craft your very best Common App.
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Excellent source on International Colleges
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35+ Best College Essay Tips and More
Matches you to a college, then matches you to scholarships to help pay for it.
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