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GREAT RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS

 

 Most Popular Links

 

·       The Princeton Review - all sorts of college information

·       College Board - The SAT test plus all sorts of testing and college preparation information

·       ACT - the ACT test and other resources

·       Federal Student Aid Site - Federal Student Aid Site for students, parents and counselors

·       FinAid - Student aid resource site

·       Students.gov - student gateway to the US Government

·       US Dept. of Education - search for student aid resources by state

·       Scholarship Scams - avoid scholarship scams - don't pay!

 

Personality and Career Assessment

 

·       Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide - link your favorite subject in school to a possible career

·       The Princeton Review Career Test

·       The Vocational Information Center

 

Reading Lists for Students

 

·       Young Adult Library Services – outstanding books for the college bound

·       College Board - 101 great books for the college bound readers

 

Search for Colleges

 

·       National Center for Education - links and searches to colleges and universities

·       Online Education and Degrees – online education and degree program information

·       Peterson’s – find colleges by degree programs of interest

 

Online Education Links

 

·       AIU Online – career-relevant degrees

·       Capella University – degree programs listed by professional focus

·       Kaplan University – includes financial aid info

·       University of Phoenix Online – includes links to all campus locations

·       Westwood College – technical program available

 

College Rankings

 

·       Top 100 National Universities - US News & World Report

·       College and University Rankings - a list of different ranking sites

 

 Two Year College Resources 

 

·       Community College Review – profiles of community and junior colleges

·       Axia College Online – online education offering associate degrees

·       League for Innovation in Community Colleges – international consortium of community colleges

·       American Assoc. of Community Colleges

 

Military Careers

 

·       http://www.todaysmilitary.com/ - Military (general)

·       http://www.army.mil/ - Army

·       http://www.navy.mil/ - Navy

·       http://www.uscg.mil/USCG.shtm - Coast Guard

·       http://www.marines.com/ - Marines

·       http://www.af.mil/ - Air Force

 

Virtual Tours

 

·       http://www.ecampustours.com/ - virtual campus tours

·       http://www.campustours.com/

·       http://www.campusview.com/ - collection of on line view books

·       http://www.collegiatechoice.com/ - non promotional videos of colleges

 

What are my Chances at This School?

 

·       http://www.go4college.com/

·       www.collegedata.com/cs/promo/promo_calcodds_tmpl.jhtml

·       www.princetonreview.com/college/research/articles/find/MatchReachSafety.asp

 

Testing Calendars

 

·       The SAT Calendar

·       The ACT Calendar

 

Health and Safety for Students

 

·       Centers for Disease Control - learn what you can do to enjoy college the safe and healthy way!

·       Health Insurance Quotes – student health insurance quotes and plans

 

About the Different Tests

 

·       ACT test - used for college admissions, an alternative to the SAT

·       Advanced Placement (AP) tests - information about AP testing

·       www.collegeboard.com/prof/counselors/apply/12.html - Sat Subject Test Requirements at different schools

·       College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - about the CLEP program

·       ISEE – Independent School Entrance Exam - often used for entrance into private high schools

·       PLAN test - generally administered fall of Sophomore year

·       PSAT – Preliminary SAT

 

Test Prep Resources

 

·       http://www.testprep.com/ - by Stanford Testing Systems

·       http://www.act.org/ - online registration and prep for ACT

·       http://www.eurekareview.com/ - Eureka One on One Review, LLC

·       http://www.vocabulary.com/ - fun ways to improve your vocabulary

 

Scholarship Search

 

·       http://www.scholarship.com/ - finding scholarships

·       http://www.fastweb.com/ - Financial Aid and Scholarship Search

·       http://www.collegeboard.com/ - College, Career, Scholarship Search

·       http://www.tuitions.com/ - scholarship search

·       http://www.wiredscholar.com/ - SallieMay site for financial aid

·       http://www.collegepayway.com/ - tools for planning to pay for college

 

Financial Aid Calculators

 

·       www.finaid.org/calculators/ - financial aid calculator

·       www.act.org/fane/index.html - calculator on the ACT website

 

Financial Aid Links

 

       ·       http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ -Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)

·       http://www.finaid.org/ - Student aid resource site

·       http://www.students.gov/ - student gateway to the US Government

·       http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/- online FAFSA application

 

For Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students

 

·       www.finaid.org/otheraid/minority.phtml - minority aid site

·       www.smart.net/~pope/hbcu/hbculist.htm - historically black colleges

·       http://www.hispanicfund.org/ - Hispanic resource for college aid

·       http://www.uncf.org/ - United Negro College Fund

·       http://www.ubp.com/ - universal black pages

·       collegefund.org - American Indian fund

·       http://www.aimd.org/ - American Institute for Managing Diversity

·       http://www.aihec.org/ - American Indian Higher Education Consortium

·       www.sciencewise.com/molis - Minority Scholarships and Fellowships

·       www.ed.gov/offices/OBEMLA -Department of Education/Office of Bilingual Education and Minority

Languages Affairs

·       http://www.black-collegian.com/ - the Black Collegian

·       http://www.blackexcel.org/ - Black Excel: The College Help Network

·       http://www.hillel.org/ - Jewish resource for colleges

·       http://www.gmsp.org/ - Gates Millennium Scholars Fund

·       http://www.hsf.net/ - Hispanic scholarships

·       http://www.hacu.net/ - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

·       http://www.jbhe.com/ - Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

·       www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/education.html - Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and

Indian Education

 

Students With Disabilities

 

·       http://www.ahead.org/ - Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

·       http://www.add.org/ - Attention Deficit Disorder Association

·       http://www.chadd.org/ - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

·       http://www.ldanatl.org/ - Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

·       http://www.ldresources.com/ - Learning Disability Resources

·       http://www.ncld.org/ - National Center for Learning Disabilities

·       http://www.fcsn.org/ -Federation for Children with Special Needs

·       http://www.ldonline.org/ - Learning Disabilities Online