College & Career Exploration WebQuest:
This WebQuest will take you through a process of exploring careers and colleges using the Web. It is designed to develop skills required in researching potential majors and colleges. This is only the beginning of your exploration. You will need to do much more extensive investigation before you are ready to make decisions.
U101 College Search
U101 has links to the websites of almost 4000 universities, colleges and community colleges in the US and Canada. Find information on admissions, courses, degree programs, online education and more. Our lists are extensive, but if you know of other colleges we should list, or spot something we should update, we invite suggestions! We hope our listing of schools helps your college search, but please note that U101 does not offer college rankings.
College Directory - links to college & university homepages around the world which offer undergraduate programs.
Graduate School Directory - business schools, engineering schools, law schools & medical schools throughout the United States.
College Chat - chat with thousands of other students daily on one of the Internet's most popular student chat systems, the ScholarStuff Chat Network. If you are a webmaster, click here for information on how to join the ScholarStuff Chat Network.
Study Abroad - you can earn college credits while you learn and experience life in another part of the world.
Test Preparation - prep courses, study guides, links & recommended books to help you prepare for the SAT/PSAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT and other tests.
Financial Aid - recommended sites & books with information on scholarships, student loans and general financial aid.
Job Search - the best sites to help you find that perfect job whether it be an internship, summer job, or the start of your career.
Preparing Your Child For College:
I. General Questions about College
Why attend college?
What types of college exist?
What kinds of jobs are available to college graduates?
II. Preparing for College
What can my child do to prepare academically for college?
What can my child do outside the classroom to prepare for college?
III. Choosing a College - How can my child go about choosing a college?
IV. Financing a College Education
* How much does a college education cost?
* How can I afford to send my child to college?
* What are the most common sources of financial aid?
* Is my child eligible for financial aid? If so, how much?
* Tax credits, deductions, and deferrals
* Are there other ways to keep the cost of college down?
V. Long-Range Planning -
How do I set up a long-range plan?
VI. Important Terms - What terms do I need to understand?
VII. Other Sources of Information - Where can I get more information on the topics discussed in this handbook?
Application Essay Writing 101:
Mapping your Future:
Do you want to go to college, join the military, learn a technical skill, or get a job? Life after high school is exciting and with that diploma in hand, your possibilities are endless. Here are some examples of the wide range of choices you have.
The NACAC for Students:
Welcome to the NACAC Web site. As the preeminent provider of information related to the college transition process, we hope you will find the resources you need. Stop by the Knowledge Center and have a look around!
CollegePrep-101 has helped thousands of high school students, their parents, and those who work with them, get ready for and go to college.
US News College Comparisons:
Here's your one-click stop for forums to discuss college options, videos about campus life, an interactive calendar of test deadlines and college fairs, and more.
Hear from our education experts on preparing for college, how to get good grades once you're there, and the ins and outs of our Best Colleges rankings.
CollegeBoard's College MatchMaker:
Answer questions about your preferences -- from location, test scores, and majors to application deadlines -- and find colleges that match. You can get to the Advanced Search from any page of College Search.
College Board's "My Organizer"
What is "My Organizer"?
My Organizer is a tool that organizes all of your college-planning activities on collegeboard.com, from your SAT registrations and SAT practice tests to your college list and financial aid application. There are two ways to get to it:
• My Organizer Dashboard
You'll find a My Organizer dashboard in the left column of most pages. It's like a personal toolbox, summarizing your saved information and putting key tools at your fingertips. For example, you'll see the number of schools on your college list and quick links to those schools.
• My Organizer Full View
For a detailed summary of your activities, plus analysis and advice based on your activities, go to the full view of My Organizer. There you'll find a calendar, reminders, and tips—all tailored to you. The full view is linked from your My Organizer dashboard, and is available once you sign in from the student home page.
Find the Right College
This advanced search factors in your academic and extracurricular history with your preferences to deliver the best results.
Answer As Much Or As Little As You Want
The more questions you answer, the more precise your results will be. You can jump between pages, or look at your results by using the links on the left. And you can return at any time to tweak your answers.