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
• 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
• 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!
• Healthy Minds – great mental health resource
• 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.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
• 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
• 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