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 U.S. Government.
- US Dept. of Education- Search for student aid resources by state.
- Scholarship Scams- Avoid scholarship scams - don't pay!
- www.fastweb.com Scholarship matches, college resources, financial aid tips, and internship opportunities
- www.ISMCollegePlanning.org Funding Your Education Wisely
PERSONALITY AND CAREER ASSESSMENT
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
- www.collegeinfo.com - Search for colleges based on your interests.
- National Center for Education- Links and searches to colleges and universities.
- Online Degree– Online education and degree program information.
- Peterson’s– Find colleges by degree programs of interest.
- www.triptocollege.org - Learn about where to start and how to go to college.
ONLINE EDUCATION LINKS
- DeVry University– Technical programs that are available.
- Jones University– Specializes in business and computer courses.
- Kaplan University– Includes financial aid info.
- University of Phoenix Online– Includes links to all campus locations.
- Top 100 National Universities - US News & World Report
- College and University Rankings- A list of different ranking sites.
TWO YEAR COLLEGE RANKINGS
- 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
- http://www.ecampustours.com/- Virtual campus tours.
- http://www.campusview.com/- Collection of online view books.
WHAT ARE MY CHANCES AT THIS SCHOOL?
HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR STUDENTS
- Centers for Disease Control- Learn what you can do to enjoy college the safe and healthy way!
- Healthy Minds– Great mental health resource.
- Health Insurance Quotes– Student health insurance quotes and plans.
ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TESTS
- 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– Practice 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.
- http://www.anycollege.com - Scholarship drawings and college information.
- http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com - Free access to scholarship databases.
- http://www.schoolsoup.com - Scholarships and financial aid information.
- http://www.collegeanswer.com -Paying for college
- http://meritaid.com - Merit-based scholarships
- http://www.collegescholarships.com - Match scholarships to your needs
- http://www.gmsp.org - Gates Millenium Scholars Program
- http://cappex.com/scholarships - Your College Decision Headquarters
- http://legion.org/needalift - The American Legion Scholarships
- http://www.scholarshipamerica.org - Scholarships across the nation.
- http://www.scholarship.com/- Find scholarships for you.
- http://www.fastweb.com/- Financial aid and scholarship search.
- http://www.collegeboard.com/- College, career, and scholarship search.
- http://www.tuitions.com/- Another scholarship search.
- http://www.wiredscholar.com/- Sallie May 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 U.S. 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.yesican.gov/- White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.
- http://www.yosipuedo.gov/- Spanish version of same site as above.
- http://www.chciyouth.org/- English and Spanish information on planning - free publications.
- 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
- lite.researchresearch.com/- 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
- qemnetwork.qem.org- Quality Education for Minorities
- 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
- http://www.nifl.gov/- National Adult Literacy & Learning Disabilities Center