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

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

Life Colors Questionnaire – What Kind of Person Are You?

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 Degree – online education and degree program information

Peterson’s – find colleges by degree programs of interest

Online Education Links

DeVry University – technical programs 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

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

Health and Safety for Students

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

QuitSmokingCommunity.org – raises awareness of the consequences of smoking and helps communities become smoke-free

AlcoRehab.org – group of professionals who are passionate about helping those struggling with alcoholism

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.fafsa.ed.gov/ – online FAFSA application

http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/ – Financial Aid Information

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.educacionsuperior.org/

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