Parent/ Student Resources
- THE COMMON APP
- WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE)
- JOBS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS
- TUTORS AND TEST PREP
- SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL RESOURCES
All institutions require submission of the FAFSA for financial aid consideration. For current high school seniors expecting to attend college next year, the 2021-2022 FAFSA can be accessed and submitted at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ beginning October 1, 2020. To start your application, visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
Here's what you need to know to correctly begin the FAFSA:
The FAFSA belongs to the student, although many parents complete this form on their child's behalf. To begin the FAFSA, the student must first create their own FSA ID (Federal Student Aid identification number). This ID is like an electronic fingerprint, and each person wanting to access a student's FAFSA will need their own. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to do this: https://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/attachments/050415FSAIDReplaceHowToCreateFSAIDGuideATTACH.pdf
Parents wanting to complete the FAFSA on their child's behalf will need their own FSA ID.
This is very important information for our student-athletes who plan to continue to compete at NCAA level.
The NCAA supports student-athlete well-being by promoting a fair recruiting environment that limits intrusions into the lives of student-athletes and their families.
Recruiting happens when a college employee or representative invites a high school student-athlete to play sports for their college. Recruiting can occur in many ways, such as face-to-face contact, phone calls or text messaging, through mailed or emailed material or through social media.
A contact happens any time a college coach says more than hello during a face-to-face meeting with a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents off the college’s campus.
An evaluation happens when a college coach observes a student-athlete practicing or competing.
A verbal commitment happens when a college-bound student-athlete verbally agrees to play sports for a college before he or she signs or is eligible to sign a National Letter of Intent. The commitment is not binding on the student-athlete or the school and can be made at any time.
When a student-athlete officially commits to attend a Division I or II college, he or she signs a National Letter of Intent, agreeing to attend that school for one academic year.
Any visit to a college campus by a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents paid for by the college is an official visit. Visits paid for by student-athletes or their parents are considered unofficial visits.
During an official visit the college can pay for transportation to and from the college for the student-athlete, lodging and three meals per day for the student-athlete and his or her parents or guardians, as well as reasonable entertainment expenses including three tickets to a home sports event.
The only expenses a college-bound student-athlete may receive from a college during an unofficial visit are three tickets to a home sports event.
National Letter of Intent
A National Letter of Intent is signed by a college-bound student-athlete agreeing to attend a Division I or II college for one academic year. Participating colleges agree to provide financial aid for one academic year to the student-athlete as long as the student-athlete is admitted to the school and is eligible for financial aid under NCAA rules. Other forms of financial aid do not guarantee the student-athlete financial aid.
The National Letter of Intent is voluntary and not required for a student-athlete to receive financial aid or participate in sports.
Signing a National Letter of Intent ends the recruiting process because participating schools are prohibited from recruiting student-athletes who have already signed letters with other participating schools.
A student-athlete who signs a National Letter of Intent but decides to attend another college may request a release from his or her contract with the school. If a student-athlete signs a National Letter of Intent with one school but attends a different school, he or she loses one full year of eligibility and must complete a full academic year at the new school before being eligible to compete.
The Common Application is your one-stop college application spot. Most colleges and universities use the common app, requiring supplemental essays and additional information. Students applying early decision (ED) will use the Common App. Universities who use the Common App have deadlines ranging from October 15 to January 15.
WHAT IS THE WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE? The Western Undergraduate Exchange is a student exchange program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and administered for Arizona by the Arizona Board of Regents. Through the Western Undergraduate Exchange, Arizona residents may enroll in certain programs at the two-year and four-year public colleges listed on the brochure. Western Undergraduate Exchange tuition is 150-percent of the host institution’s regular resident tuition. In all cases, Western Undergraduate Exchange tuition is considerably less than non-resident tuition.
Squared Math Tutoring - Alex Anau
Cindy Dalton - Spanish Tutor
Former NDP English teacher
(can tutor in person or virtually)
Exponential Growth Tutoring & Test Prep
Grand Canyon University
Free Virtual Tutoring
Kaplan Test Prep
Linda Edgar's Tutoring Service
French Tutor (lived in France, retired teacher)
Pimentel Academic Services, LLC
Revolution Test Prep
Scottsdale Education Center
Sylvan Learning Center
The Test Whisperer
Adam Zweiback (in person or virtual)
Tried & True Tutoring
Vogel Prep Tutors and Test Prep
(formerly Chyten Scottsdale)
Ellie and Tom Vogel
Free ACT and SAT test prep for NDP students
See the Testing Board in the Counseling office for your specific code or email your counselor
The following hotlines may be helpful for students in crisis:
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Disaster Distress Helpline – SAMHSA
Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Parent Helpline
National Runaway Safeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
602-248-8336 (TEEN) or
Statewide in Arizona 800-248-8336 (TEEN)