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 – Military (general) – Army – Navy – Coast Guard – Marines – Air Force

Virtual Tours – virtual campus tours – collection of on line view books – non promotional videos of colleges

What are my Chances at This School?

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! – raises awareness of the consequences of smoking and helps communities become smoke-free – 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 – 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 – by Stanford Testing Systems – online registration and prep for ACT – Eureka One on One Review, LLC – fun ways to improve your vocabulary

Scholarship Search – finding scholarships – Financial Aid and Scholarship Search – College, Career, Scholarship Search – scholarship search – SallieMay site for financial aid – tools for planning to pay for college

Financial Aid Calculators – financial aid calculator – calculator on the ACT website

Financial Aid Links – Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired) – Student aid resource site – online FAFSA application – Financial Aid Information

For Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students – minority aid site – historically black colleges – White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans – spanish version of same site as above – english and spanish information on planning – free publications – Hispanic resource for college aid – United Negro College Fund – universal black pages – American Indian fund – American Institute for Managing Diversity – American Indian Higher Education Consortium – Minority Scholarships and Fellowships– Department of Education/Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs – the Black Collegian – Black Excel: The College Help Network – Jewish resource for colleges – Gates Millennium Scholars Fund – Hispanic scholarships – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities – Journal of Blacks in Higher Education – Quality Education for Minorities – Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education

Students With Disabilities – Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) – Attention Deficit Disorder Association – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders – Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) – Learning Disability Resources – National Center for Learning Disabilities – Federation for Children with Special Needs – Learning Disabilities Online – National Adult Literacy & Learning Disabilities Center