College Information and Application Websites
COLLEGE PLANNING GUIDELINES
WEBSITES TO HELP Y0U WITH COLLEGE SEARCHES, APPLICATIONS AND MORE!
> Actstudent.org get helpful information about the ACTs.
> BrainTrack's US Colleges by Career This site helps visitors evaluate career options and find schools. The section provides data on hundreds of careers that typically require higher education and also links to original profiles for thousands of schools.
> Career Key: The Career Key" test is one of only a few professional-quality career tests on the Internet.
> College Application This site provides a Common Application used by 255 colleges and universities in the U.S. Some exclusively use this application. Students may use the Common Application to apply to any of colleges that are members.
> CollegeBasics.com - Home Information and advice regarding the college process.
> College Board Click on "college search" and you'll be connected with a database of more than 3,500 two- and four-year colleges. Choose from among 800 features to create a profile of your ideal college and, in seconds, get a list of colleges that fit the bill. The site also includes the CSS Profile required by many private institutions when considering students for financial aid and the entire text of the latest edition of The College Handbook and lets you complete and submit admission applications online.
> College Net This site claims to be "the number one portal for applying to a college over the web." CollegeNET also offers a searchable database of colleges, scholarship opportunities and academic resources. It offers a comprehensive college/university index with some interesting resources for financial aid and scholarships.
> College View By combining a database of 3,300 two- and four-year colleges with multimedia tours, College View gives students and parents a general overview of a college, plus a direct email option for requesting additional information.
> College Xpress Search colleges by state, major, and a host of other factors. Take a visual tour of some colleges and ask their experts questions about the college admissions process. This site also lets you estimate your costs, locate scholarships and discover loan information. There's a "student center," a "parent corner" and a "sports source" that provides athletic information on the colleges of your choice.
> The Collegiate Websource Another comprehensive college and scholarship search Web site for the college-bound with some great feature articles as well.
> Criminal Justice A website with information on the best criminal justice careers, jobs, and law enforcement training.
> www.dol.gov The Department of Labor/Occupational Outlook Handbook.
> Fastweb.com is a scholarship search engine.
> Finaid.org is a student's guide to financial aid.
> hesc.com. NYS Higher Education Services Corporation helps make college dream a reality.
> JobStar Guides for Specific Careers: This website offers links to sites that are packed with information about planning your career.
> My College Guide Get information on colleges via the college search page. Create a profile of yourself to send to colleges. Ask questions of their admissions experts. Get information about paying for college. Read a collection of articles about college and the admissions process.
> MyMajors This site can provide useful advice on college and university majors that a high school senior or first year college student with your interests and achievements might do well in.
> NCAA Clearinghouse If you are planning on participating in intercollegiate athletics, you may need to register wtih the NCAA Clearinghouse in order to participate.
nycareerzone.org. The place to explore careers related to
ones strengths, skills and talents.
> nysfaaa.org. NYSFAAA is a charitable, volunteer association of financial aid professionals advocating for, and promoting equal access to post secondary education for all students. NYSFAAA offers education, professional development, and networking opportunities for its members and for colleagues in related education, business, and governmental professions.
> Online College Degree Help A database for exploring online college degree programs.
> Peterson's Education Center Peterson's college database is available on this web page as is a vast amount of other useful educational and career information.
> The Princeton Review Students can search the site by a college's name, region, state, size, and cost. the Princeton Review also offers its own rating of hundreds of colleges, SAT and ACT test-prep courses, a feature that allows students to find a major that suits their personality, and all kinds of advice on applying to colleges, interview tips, admissions "secrets" and much more.
> regentsprep.org NYS-affiliated Regents exam prep center.
> State University of New York Student Search all colleges and universities in the State University system; students can also apply online from this website.
> studygs.net This is a study guide and strategies website.
> University and College Accountability Network: Free. Easy. U-CAN consists of hundreds of institutional profiles that contain comparable data and links to qualitative campus information.
> US News Education Home Page The US News Education page has annual rankings of America's Best Colleges, tips for getting started on preparing for college and choosing the right school. This site is very informative on how to build a great application with suggestions on everything from admissions tests to the components of an application. This step-by-step guide will help you master the entire admissions process.
COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE ASSISTANCE
There is an increasing number of people attending colleges and universities which enables schools to be more and more selective about the students they accept to attend their establishments. Here are a few guides to help students and parents make their chances of acceptance even greater.
> How to get into college (New York Times article)
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