College Resources

As a college preparatory school, Valor is committed to helping students and parents with college planning. Our curriculum is designed to meet the most unique or rigorous college admissions requirements so that you can pursue a college admission that best fits with your goals.

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Video Curriculum

From figuring out the best fit for your student to understanding the role of co-curriculars and how to handle selectivity, our video library has a plethora of resources for you.

Search Sites

Naviance Student – Your Personal College Portal
Big Future – College Search Engine through College Board (SAT)
College Xpress – College Search Engine

College Search Guide

Is your student ready to apply for college, but you don’t know where to begin? Here is a helpful overview of the College Application Process created by the University of Oklahoma.

College Application Info for Juniors

Use these resources put together by the College Counseling team to help guide you and your family through the College Application Process. Please read everything carefully and do your best to follow the recommended deadlines.

College Application Resources

College Application Timeline – To help you stay organized, use this timeline (originally handed out at the College Night for Juniors in January). Please refer to this document to know what you should be working on between now and graduation.

College Application Packet – This packet gives you step-by-step action items to help you navigate the application process. It also includes details on how to ask for a teacher recommendation and details about the class of 2020 to help you fill out your college applications.

Letter of Recommendation – Teacher Request Form – Please fill this form out and give it to the teacher you would like a recommendation from. Your request is not official until the teacher receives this form in person.

Parent or Guardian Response Form – Parents, please complete this form. It will be used to assist your student’s counselor in writing their recommendation letter.

Supplemental Reference Form – If you have someone who knows you well in your extracurricular activities and would like them as a reference to enhance the counselor letter of recommendation, please use this form.

College Essay Workshop: SIGN UP – The College Counseling Team will be providing a College Essay Workshop for all rising seniors, so please watch for dates and be sure to register for this helpful opportunity. Both dates are necessary to attend if you plan to benefit from this workshop.

College Application Review Process and Sign Up – Your counselor is willing to read and edit all of your college applications prior to them being submitted. Contact your counselor to sign up for a specific review deadline. Space is limited, so please sign-up as soon as possible.

Paying for College

As you think about paying for college, consider visiting FAFSA Forecaster,, or for more information regarding financial aid, financial planning and scholarships.

Want to play a sport in college? All athletes who hope to play in the NCAA or NAIA should be sure to create an account on the NCAA Eligibility Center or NAIA Eligibility Center. This is a required first step in the process of meeting eligibility requirements. Please email Bill Bufton with any questions.

Your Academic & College Counselor is here to help, so please do not hesitate in contacting them with any questions.