SURF THE WEB TO FIND INFORMATION ON COLLEGES, SCHOLARSHIPS, FINANCIAL AID AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIESIf you are struggling with any personal issues and want a great resource go to www.reachout.com
(don’t forget you can always talk to someone in Guidance)
PhillyGoes2College.com – Great website for students and parents with terrific resources for college, scholarships and financial aid
Collegeweeklive.com – This is a tremendous website that has on line college fairs. You can chat with representatives from different colleges or just explore.
GENERAL COLLEGE AND CAREER INFORMATION
EducationPlanner.org - EducationPlanner is your one-stop career and college planning site. We have the information you need to research careers, choose a postsecondary school, apply on-line, and find ways to finance your education. www.educationplanner.org
National Association for College Admission Counseling - Search for college fairs in your area. Also has a college search and other resources for students. www.nacac.com
Two Year Colleges and Career Schools
Community Colleges - Find community colleges by state. www.utexas.edu/world/comcol/state/
U.S. Two Year Colleges – list of colleges by state. http://cset.sp.utoledo.edu/twoyrcol.html
Culinary Schools.com - a listing of top cooking and restaurant management schools in the United States and around the world. cookingschools.com
Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators – The guide to Pennsylvania’s Postsecondary Career Schools. www.papsa.orgSAT/ACT PREP
College Board – Plan for college, find a college, find out how to pay for college. This site is the home to the SAT test. You can get the dates for the SAT test and the deadlines as well as register on line. There are also practice questions to help you prepare. www.collegeboard.com
ACT is one of the most widely accepted college entrance exams and an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides more than a hundred assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development. www.actstudent.org
3 great sites to help prep for SAT or ACT
Weekly Scholarship Alert – receive 1 – 5 scholarship notices each week so you don’t get overwhelmed. There is no charge for this gentle reminder to find college money. www.weeklyscholarshipalert.com
Zinch.com – register on line and set up a profile that can be sent to colleges. Colleges also look at this site to recruit students. Scholarship and college searches and more. I am registered so you can invite me to view and proofread your profile! www.zinch.com
FastWEB – Search for scholarships or get email reminders when scholarship deadlines are approaching. www.fastweb.com
Don’t forget you can always Google to find additional resources!
Federal Student Financial Aid – This is the official home page for the Federal Student Aid programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education. www.studentaid.ed.gov
FinAid – The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid. Free comprehensive resource for financial aid info on the web. Scholarship search, Financial aid calculators, military aid information and much more. www.finaid.com
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Apply on line for financial aid. The only application you need to fill out for government aid. www.fafsa.gov
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency - Information about grants and scholarships for students with financial need as well as on line planning tools. www.pheaa.org
America's Job Bank – Thousands of new jobs are posted daily by employers searching for someone like you. Also information on wages and trends, career exploration and relocation. www.ajb.dni.us Also check www.cwds.state.pa.us – it is part of the job bank but has more information for PA residents.
CareerBuilder – Not only can you search for a job but this site also has tips on interviewing and writing a resume. www.careerbuilder.com
CareerWEB – Listing of career opportunities as well as career advice and job hunting tips. www.Employmentguide.com
Philadelphia Apprentice Coordinators Association - The members of the Pennsylvania Apprentice Coordinators Association have provided this information to help you decide if you have the aptitude and ability to train for a career in the construction industry. www.apprentice.org
NCAA Clearinghouse – Guide for the college bound student athlete. Information on eligibility requirements and registration process for students interested in Division I and II sports. www.ncaaclearinghouse.org
Berecruited.com - Join the largest and most successful online network connecting high school athletes and college coaches.
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