College Bound Resources

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
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 Education – general degree and 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
AIU Online – includes financial aid info
University of Phoenix – links and searches to all campuses by state

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 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 – 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.html - 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
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