A "Best of the Web" collection
Recommended Web sites to help you with college searches, applications, finding financial aid, career planning, and more!
OneCampusNYC.com: The Web site offers a centralized system to compare NYC colleges, snapshots of student life in NYC, and connections to high-priority student resources including: financial aid, housing, transportation, etc.
Campus Compare: CampusCompare is a free, comprehensive online resource for college-bound students searching for the school that is right for them. CampusCompare offers data on a range of topics including: academics, campus life, athletics, college trends, financial aid, scholarships, and more for over 3,000 colleges and universities. Search, compare, and connect with schools in one all-inclusive site that features a number of fun and interactive tools.
Career Project: This interactive career research tool allows you a personal and uncensored look into thousands of real careers and jobs through the eyes of the people who work them.
College Access Directory: A national directory of college access programs.
College Board online: Click on "college search" and you'll be connected with a database of more than 3,500 two-year 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 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-year 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.
eChoices: Start your basic search by using the eChoices program. These Web sites include an interest inventory, career, college and scholarship search features, as well as a planner to organize your career possibilities.
Educaid: This Web site provides information on getting into college, the financial aid process, explains different kinds of educational loans, recommends timelines for juniors and seniors, and provides information and insights on a host of other topics. There is also a free newsletter students can sign up to receive.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): All colleges require students to submit a FAFSA form from the federal government to be considered for any financial aid. The federal government's FAFSA Web site provides worksheets and helps with filling out this extremely important form. If you're going to submit your application online, there's also a link to sign up for your personal pin number (direct link at www.pin.ed.gov). Another federal government Web site worth exploring is www.ed.gov/studentaid.
Fastweb:One of the most comprehensive scholarship search Web sites available.
Federal Student Aid Web Site: This is actually the home page for the Federal Student Aid programs, which is the largest source of student aid in the country. The site promises help for every stage of the financial aid process from applying, to funding to repaying your loans.
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.
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 tips, and much more.
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.
The Univeristy at Buffalo - Career Services For each college major, you will find an outline of common career areas, typical employers and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
The United States Department of Labor - Occupational Education Handbook
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
- Career plannign website. This site is packed with information about planning your career. What kind o training or education is required? What can you earn? What kind o environment will you work in?
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