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Great websites:

www.collegeboard.com  - for information about SAT, PSAT, AP, CLEP

www.act.org  - for information about ACT

www.fafsa.ed.gov  - for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

www.ncaa.org  - for athletes who want to play in college

www.applytexas.org  - for all Texas public colleges for the Texas Common Application

www.bls.gov/oco/  - for the Occupational Outlook Handbook that describes every job

www.mspf.org – Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation – has every 2 and 4 year Texas college/university information, website, admissions requirements, etc.

www.collegeprep101.com – college preparation information

www.collegeanswerguy.com - college preparation information

www.schoolguides.org – the key to college and career success.  A guide for students and families

www.march2success.com – FREE –PSAT, ACT, SAT practices

www.elearning.makingitcount.com - visit this site for an interactive overview of the college financing process.  Parents and students can use this FREE site to create their family’s personal college funding strategy

www.Thecb.state.tx.us  – what college costs 

www.Cnnmoney.com  – what college costs

www.Usnews.com  – what college costs

www.collegeweeklive.com  – great website

www.accreditedonlinecolleges.net/ - explains the difference between accredited and non-accredited colleges

Grants and loans:

www.needalift.org – American Legion site to order 152 page book of scholarships, grant & loans with extensive information on scholarships for veteran’s dependents.  Books are $3 + .95 shipping

www.ed.gov/finaid.html  - grants and loans

www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/StudentGuide  - grants and loans

www.finaid.org  - grants and loans

www.istudentloan.com  - grants and loans

www.educaid.com  - loans

www.mapping-your-future.org

Scholarship search:

www.schoolsoup.com -largest scholarship database in existence, adding almost 5,000 new scholarships each week to the database

www.fastweb.com – wonderful place to do a search; it will produce a lot of information for you to sort through

www.scholarshipexperts.com

www.college-scholarships.com

www.collegequest.com

www.unnews.com/usnews/edu

www.collegefortexans.com – This is a FANTASTIC site for searching for colleges and programs of study as well as for scholarships

www.attheu.com

www.AIE.org

www.wiredscholar.com

 
www.americorps.gov - AmeriCorps
 
www.cityyear.org - City Year
 
profileonline.collegeboard.com - CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
 
www.direct.ed.gov - Direct Loans
 
www.studentloans.gov - Student Loans
 
www.collegesavingsplan.org - College Savings Plan Network

www.petersons.com

www.scholarships.com – create a profile for free and look for scholarships as well as finding colleges.

College selection and admission:

www.texasmentor.org   - exploring Texas’ private colleges

www.bestschoolsusa.com   - tips on selection and admission

www.campustours.com  - virtual tours, interactive campus maps, Webcams, and campus pictures

www.collegeispossible.org  - preparing for, paying for, and choosing the right college

www.collegeprofiles.com  - academic programs, athletics, and admission

www.collegeview.com  - virtual campus tours, college profiles, and career counseling

www.ecampustours.com – college planning website with 360° virtual tours of over 1200 college campuses

www.eguidancecounselor.com  - advice on college selection, application, and admission

www.embark.com  - college search, advice, and online applications

www.review.com  - search for perfect college, find a major, learn about the ACT/SAT, how to pay for college, admission tips, acing your interview, writing the perfect essay, and requesting letters of recommendation

www.texasmonthly.com/collegeguide/2008/list

 
 
www.opportunity.gov - Educational Opportunity
 
www.college.gov - College
 
 
www.commonapp.org - Common Application
 
www.fafsa.ed.gov - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
 
www.pin.ed.gov - FAFSA PIN Registration
 
www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov - FAFSA 4Caster
 
www.jobcorps.gov - JOB CORPS
 
www.finaid.org/state - Resources by State
 
www.irs.gov/individuals/students - Student Tax Information
 

Great websites:

www.collegeboard.com  - for information about SAT, PSAT, AP, CLEP plus all sorts of college preparation information

www.act.org  - for information about ACT test and other resources

www.fafsa.ed.gov  - for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

www.ncaa.org  - for athletes who want to play in college

www.applytexas.org  - for all Texas public colleges for the Texas Common Application

www.bls.gov/oco/  - for the Occupational Outlook Handbook that describes every job

www.window.state.tx.us/scholars/mspmain.html  - Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation – has every 2 year and 4 year Texas college/university, website, admission requirements, ACT/SAT scores, deadlines (admission, financial aid), tuition & fees, dorm costs, financial aid, etc.

www.collegeprep101.com – college preparation information

www.collegeanswerguy.com - college preparation information

www.schoolguides.org – the key to college and career success.  A guide for students and families

www.march2success.com – FREE –PSAT, ACT, SAT practices

www.elearning.makingitcount.com - visit this site for an interactive overview of the college financing process.  Parents and students can use this FREE site to create their family’s personal college funding strategy

www.Thecb.state.tx.us  – what college costs? 

www.Cnnmoney.com  – what college costs?

www.Usnews.com  – what college costs?

www.schoolsoup.com

MILITARY CAREERS

www.todaysmilitary.com – military (general)

www.army.mil – ARMY

www.navy.mil – NAVY

www.uscg.mil/uscg.shtm - Coast Guard

www.marines.com – MARINES

www.af.mil – AIR FORCE

Test Registration and Preparation

www.ets.org

www.collegeboard.com – online registration and prep for the SAT

www.act.org – online registration and prep for the ACT

www.act.org/aap/index.html

www.princetonreview.com

www.testprep.com – by Stanford Testing Systems

www.kaplan.com

http://tester.review.com

www.eurekareview.com – Eureka One on One review, LLC

www.vocabulary.com/ - fun ways to improve your vocabulary

Jobs and Careers

www.act.org - More than 18,000 job titles, ranging from white-collar professional to blue-collar technical positions have been profiled by ACT-authorized job profilers. Extensive research on these jobs has identified the most important skills and skill levels for employee selection, hiring and training. Check it out by heading to our workforce website.

www.asvabprogram.com

www.testingroom.com

www.guru.com

www.inc.com

www.monstercollege.com

www.ajb.dni.us

www.campuscareercenter.com

www.careerbuilder.com

www.myfuture.com

www.stats.bls.gov- Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide – Link your favorite subject in school to a possible career

www.khake.com – The vocational information center

www.princetonreview.com/cte/quiz/default.as;?careers=6&menuID=0 – The Princeton review career test

www.lifecolorsonline.com/lifecolorslite.html - Life colors questionnaire – What kind of person are you?

 
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook

Financial Assistance:

www.college.gov - planning, preparing and paying for college

www.needalift.org – American Legion site to order 152 page book of scholarships, grant & loans with extensive information on scholarships for veteran’s dependents.  Books are $3 + .95 shipping

www.ed.gov/finaid.html  - grants and loans

www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/StudentGuide  - grants and loans

www.finaid.org  - grants and loans resource site

www.istudentloan.com  - grants and loans

www.educaid.com  - loans

www.mappingyourfuture.org

www.collegefortexans.com

www.meritaid.com – FREE resource that helps students find merit aid scholarships from colleges before they apply.

www.needalift.org – American Legion site to order152 page book of scholarships, grant & loans with extensive information on scholarships for veteran’s dependents.  Books are $3 + .95 shipping

www.schoolsoup.com

www.fastweb.com – wonderful place to do a search; it will produce a lot of information for you to sort through for financial aide & Scholarship Search

www.scholarshipexperts.com

www.college-scholarships.com

www.collegequest.com

www.unnews.com/usnews/edu

www.collegefortexans.com – This is a FANTASTIC site for searching for colleges and programs of study as well as for scholarships

www.attheu.com

www.AdventuresInEducation.org

www.wiredscholar.com

www.collegeboard.com/pay

www.srnexpress.com – very good scholarship search site

www.petersons.com

www.thecb.state.tx.us - Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; extensive information

College selection and admission:

www.texasmentor.org   - exploring Texas’ private colleges

www.bestschoolsusa.com   - tips on selection and admission

www.campustours.com  - virtual tours, interactive campus maps, Webcams, and campus pictures

www.collegeispossible.org  - preparing for, paying for, and choosing the right college

www.collegeprofiles.com  - academic programs, athletics, and admission

www.collegeview.com  - virtual campus tours, college profiles, and career counseling

www.ecampustours.com – college planning website with 360° virtual tours of over 1200 college campuses

www.eguidancecounselor.com  - advice on college selection, application, and admission

www.embark.com  - college search, advice, and online applications

www.icollege.com  - internships, careers, and universities

www.review.com  - search for perfect college, find a major, learn about the ACT/SAT, how to pay for college, admission tips, acing your interview, writing the perfect essay, and requesting letters of recommendation

www.texasmonthly.com/collegeguide/2008/list

www.studentaid.ed.gov – Federal students aid site – for students, parents, and counselors

www.ed.gov/thinkcollege  – think college

www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universities.html

www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/cc

www.mycollegeguide.org

www.princetonreview.com – all sorts of college information

www.collegenet.com

www.ajcunet.edu

www.ed.gov/thinkcollege

www.soc.aascu.org

www.gradschools.com

www.theadmissionsoffice.com

www.campustours.com

www.schoolsoup.com

www.studyabroad.com

www.universities.com

www.utexas.edu/world/univ

www.miskatonic.net/university/ivy.html

Online College Applications:

www.communitycollegereview.com – Community College Review – profiles of community and junior colleges

www.applyweb.com

www.commonapp.org

www.applytexas.org

www.Education-portal.com is a higher learning education website that develops useful articles and videos for students who are seriously looking into academic options for college. Our site is also a proud member of the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries.  Our latest video series contains 160 video reviews of the best colleges in the nation. Each review contains detailed admissions information and school facts. We also have informative videos on topics like: how to make your application stand out, writing quality admissions essays, selecting the right school and how to make the most of your campus visit.   Below is a list of the videos that would be beneficial to high school students and parents alike. These videos are complementary and cannot be found anywhere else on the Internet. We hope you will support us and spread the word about our unique and useful resources for prospective college bound students by linking to one or more of the following areas on your school site:

Videos About College:
College and University Reviews by State http://education-portal.com/pages/Top_College_and_University_Video_Reviews.html
College Admissions Videos http://education-portal.com/video_library/College_Admissions_Videos.html
College Counseling Videos http://education-portal.com/video_library/College_Counseling_Videos.html

Videos About Entering a Career:
How to Build a Resume Videos http://education-portal.com/video_library/Resume_Videos.html
Job Interviewing Videos http://education-portal.com/video_library/Job_Interviewing_Videos.html
Job Networking Videos http://education-portal.com/video_library/Job_Networking_Videos.html
Researching Careers Videos http://education-portal.com/video_library/Researching_Careers_Videos.html

 

GREAT RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS

 

http://www.college-scholarships.com - offers information on
traditional colleges, scholarships, college admission, college contact
information, HBCU's, colleges for women, Christian colleges, colleges with
programs for students with learning disabilities, career schools,
vocational schools, a quick and easy GPA calculator, and much, much more.

http://www.online-degrees-and-scholarships.com- lists and
describes more than 135 fully accredited colleges and universities, and
offers links to more than 50 no-cost online scholarship matching services.

 

College Readiness: http://www.txccrs.org/

 

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Personality and Career Assessment

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Online Education Links

College Rankings

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Military Careers

Virtual Tours

What are my Chances at This School?

Testing Calendars

Health and Safety for Students

About the Different Tests

Test Prep Resources

Scholarship Search

Financial Aid Calculators

Financial Aid Links

For Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students

Students With Disabilities