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These pages are constantly updated as new resources are acquired

 

Updated: 01/27/2014

 

 

 

GREAT RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS

    Rhode Island Specific

College Planning Center of Rhode Island - Free Help Available for the Entire Process

Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority - Financial Aid for Rhode Islanders

    Most Popular Links

The Princeton Review - all sorts of college information

College Board - The SAT test plus all sorts of testing and college preparation information

ACT - the ACT test and other resources

Federal Student Aid Site - Federal Student Aid Site for students, parents and counselors

FinAid - Student aid resource site

Students.gov - student gateway to the US Government

US Dept. of Education - search for student aid resources by state

Scholarship Scams - avoid scholarship scams - don't pay!

    Personality and Career Assessment

Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide - link your favorite subject in school to a possible career

Holland Code Personality Assessment - What Kind of Person Are You?

The Princeton Review Career Test

The Vocational Information Center

    Reading Lists for Students

Young Adult Library Services - outstanding books for the college bound

College Board - 101 great books for the college bound readers

    Search for Colleges

National Center for Education - links and searches to colleges and universities

Online Education and College Degrees - online education and degree program information

Peterson's - find colleges by degree programs of interest

    Online Education Links

AIU Online - career-relevant degrees

Capella University - degree programs listed by professional focus

Kaplan University - includes financial aid info

University of Phoenix - includes links to all campus locations

Westwood College - technical program available

    College Rankings

Top 100 National Universities - US News & World Report

College and University Rankings - a list of different ranking sites

 

 

 

    Two Year College Resources

Community College Review - profiles of community and junior colleges

Axia College - online education offering associate degrees

League for Innovation in Community Colleges - international consortium of community colleges

American Assoc. of Community Colleges

    Military Careers

Military (General Information)

Army

Navy

Coast Guard

Marines

Air Force

    Virtual Tours

Virtual Campus Tours

Virtual Campus Tours +

Online Campus Ebooks - collection of online view books

Non-promotional videos of college videos

    What are my Chances at This School?

http://www.go4college.com/

http://www.collegedata.com/cs/promo/promo_calcodds_tmpl.jhtml

http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/articles/find/MatchReachSafety.asp

    Testing Calendars

The SAT Calendar

The ACT Calendar

    Health and Safety for Students

Centers for Disease Control - learn what you can do to enjoy college the safe and healthy way!

Gyms and Fitness Clubs - gym and health club directory, stay fit and healthy

Healthy Minds - great mental health resource

Affordable Health Insurance - student health insurance quotes and plans

 

    About the Different Tests

ACT test - used for college admissions, an alternative to the SAT

Advanced Placement (AP) tests - information about AP testing

http://www.collegeboard.com/prof/counselors/apply/12.html - Sat Subject Test Requirements at different schools

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - about the CLEP program

ISEE - Independent School Entrance Exam - often used for entrance into private high schools

PLAN test - generally administered fall of Sophomore year

PSAT - Preliminary SAT

 

    Test Prep Resources

http://www.testprep.com/ - by Stanford Testing Systems

http://www.act.org/ - online registration and prep for ACT

http://www.eurekareview.com/ - Eureka One on One Review, LLC

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

 

    Scholarship Search

http://www.scholarship.com/ - finding scholarships

http://www.fastweb.com/ - Financial Aid and Scholarship Search

http://www.collegeboard.com/ - College, Career, Scholarship Search

http://www.tuitions.com/ - scholarship search

http://www.wiredscholar.com/ - SallieMae site for financial aid

http://www.collegepayway.com/ - tools for planning to pay for college

 

    Financial Aid Calculators

http://www.finaid.org/calculators/ - financial aid calculator

http://www.act.org/fane/index.html - calculator on the ACT website

 

 

 

    Financial Aid Links

http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ - Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)

http://www.finaid.org/ - Student aid resource site

http://www.students.gov/ - student gateway to the US Government

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ - online FAFSA application

 

    For Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students

http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/minority.phtml - minority aid site

http://www.smart.net/~pope/hbcu/hbculist.htm - historically black colleges

http://www.educacionsuperior.org/

http://www.yesican.gov/ - White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

http://www.yosipuedo.gov/ - spanish version of same site as above

http://www.chciyouth.org/ - english and spanish information on planning - free publications

http://www.hispanicfund.org/ - Hispanic resource for college aid

http://www.uncf.org/ - United Negro College Fund

http://www.ubp.com/ - universal black pages

collegefund.org - American Indian fund

http://www.aimd.org/ - American Institute for Managing Diversity

http://www.aihec.org/ - American Indian Higher Education Consortium

lite.researchresearch.com/ - Minority Scholarships and Fellowships

http://www.ed.gov/offices/OBEMLA- Department of Education/Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs

http://www.black-collegian.com/ - the Black Collegian

http://www.blackexcel.org/ - Black Excel: The College Help Network

http://www.hillel.org/ - Jewish resource for colleges

http://www.gmsp.org/ - Gates Millennium Scholars Fund

http://www.hsf.net/ - Hispanic scholarships

http://www.hacu.net/ - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

http://www.jbhe.com/ - Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

qemnetwork.qem.org - Quality Education for Minorities

http://www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/education.html - Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education

 

 

 

 

 

    Students With Disabilities

http://www.ahead.org/ - Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

http://www.add.org/ - Attention Deficit Disorder Association

http://www.chadd.org/ - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

http://www.ldanatl.org/ - Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

http://www.ldresources.com/ - Learning Disability Resources

http://www.ncld.org/ - National Center for Learning Disabilities

http://www.fcsn.org/ - Federation for Children with Special Needs

http://www.ldonline.org/ - Learning Disabilities Online

 

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