Websites

The following is a listing of websites we find helpful in the college process. Our listing of a particular site should not be viewed as an endorsement of the company that produces it. We have simply found these helpful, up to date and balanced in their presentation. Please make sure you check out any information you find about a school with the actual institution, as not everything you read on the Internet is accurate.

General College Sites

The College Board: www.collegeboard.org

The National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) - a good resource to an array of links: www.nacac.com

ACT - includes test registration and test-prep information: www.act.org

Peterson's -links to the company's many resources: www.petersons.com

Colleges That Change Lives - site based on best-selling, highly regarded college advisor, Loren Pope. Insights about some wonderful and sometimes overlooked places: www.ctcl.org

College View - a good source for information on all colleges: www.collegeview.com

Application Services

Don't have your school's application? Check one of these sites; you're bound to find both hard copy and on-line applications.

The Common Application - 300+ schools accept it and you should use it. — www.commonapp.org

Historically Black Colleges Common Application - find applications for 37 different institutions: www.eduinconline.com

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - A must for anyone applying for need-based aid. You can apply on line: www.fafsa.gov

CSS Profile - If applying to private schools, check to see if they require this form. You can apply online: http://profileonline.collegeboard.com/index.jsp

FINAID - general site for anything having to do with aid: www.finaid.org/

FastWeb - general financial aid site with great scholarship search engine as well as an EFC calculator function: www.fastweb.com/

Sallie Mae - information about loans and payment options: www.salliemae.com/; www.collegeanswer.com

Peterson's - Comprehensive guide for financing your education: www.petersons.com/finaid/

Scholarships - A free resources for finding scholarships and other information about aid: www.scholarships.com

Savings Plans - Though by the time you are in your junior year, this information might be too late, finding out about 529 Plans may offer some help: www.savingforcollege.com and www.collegesavings.org

Broke Scholar - Free search engine with links to more than 900,000 college scholarships: www.brokescholar.com

Special Interest Sites

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) - www.ncaa.org

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) - www.naia.org

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life - www.hillel.org

Black Excel: The College Help Network - designed to help African-American students navigate the college admission process: www.blackexcel.org/

Historically Black Colleges - www.blackhighereducation.com

Jesuit Colleges - www.ajcunet.edu

Macleans - For those looking into Canadian schools, this is an invaluable resource: www.macleans.ca/universities/

Canadian Colleges - A general and very helpful site: http://uwaterloo.ca/canu and www.canadianembassy.org/studyincanada

Learning Disabilities Association - www.ldanatl.org/

Children and Adults with ADD - www.chadd.org

American Association of University Women - www.aauw.org/

LD Online - Interactive learning guide on disabilities for parents, children and educators: www.ldonline.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association - Resource on huge array or ADD/ADHD-related issues: www.add.org/

Affordable Colleges Foundation - A resource guidebook for students seeking higher education at a Christian affiliated university: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/christian-colleges/

Career Information

ASVAB Career Exploration Program - Developed by Department of Defense; free, comprehensive career site: www.asvabprogram.com

Career Centers Around the Globe - Provides links to career development offices at colleges across the country. What services do your colleges offer?: www.careerresource.net/carserv

Career Key - An interest inventory program based on Dr. John Holland's work at NC State University: www.careerkey.org/english/

Internship Programs - Listings of +7800 programs and 200,000 positions: http://internships.wetfeet.com

Miscellaneous

Time Out - are you looking for options for taking some time off before heading off to school? www.timeoutassociates.com

Study Abroad - www.studyabroad.com

Career Counseling - www.mappingyourfuture.org, www.myroad.com and www.careers.org

Americorps - National Service Program: www.americorps.org

City Year - National Youth Service Organization- www.cityyear.org

Dynamy - An urban experiential education program in Worcester, MA: www.dynamy.org

Gap Year - A host of travel and work ideas for students prior to heading off to college: www.gapyear.com

Global Routes - Cultural exchange and service trips: www.globalroutes.org/student-exchange-programs.html

Personality Tests - www.2h.com/Tests/personality.phtml

Campus Crime - www.chronicle.com/data/

Greek Life - http://greekpages.com

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