Finding what you need and want in college admissions is often more trouble than actually applying to the colleges. To help you along the way, here are some of the best, most useful and/or informative websites I have come across and accumulated.
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:
English Mathematics Reading Science
The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.
ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.
The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan to provide "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere". The organization produces micro lectures in the form of YouTube videos.
-New SAT practice tests included
Offered by the U.S. Department of Education, this remarkable website offers information that no other site offers, including yearly updated information on every college in the US regarding the percent of applicants admitted (under the Admissions Heading), general information, estimated student expenses, programs and majors, campus security, etc
The College Scorecard is an online tool to compare the cost and value of higher education institutions in the United States. It displays data in five areas: COST, GRADUATION RAT, EMPLOYMENT RATE, AVG AMOUNT BORROWED and LOAN DEFAULT RATE
A listing of at least 231 4-year colleges in the United States that are SAT/ACT optional. Some schools may require SAT II Subject tests, writing samples, graded papers and /or interviews or SAT/ACT considered only when minimum GPA and/or class rank is not met.
CTCL is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. Namely, we work to educate families that the criteria used by most college bound students and their counselors, such as name and prestige, do not acknowledge the importance of understanding an individual student's needs and how they "fit" with the mission and identity of an individual college community.
Almost all colleges and universities provide some level of services and/or accommodations for learning disabled students, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The colleges and universities listed below go a step further...they offer programs, some quite comprehensive, designed to support students with learning disabilities.
The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010-2020 decade.
The place to explore careers related to your strengths, skills, and talents from the arts and humanities, business information and systems, engineering,technology and health care to agriculture and human services.
Discover majors and in-demand careers and education based on your interests! Career Coach, an online resource, matches your strengths and interests with various industries and career paths. View up-to-date information on employment, wages, job postings and associated education and training—including programs at LaGuardia—in the tristate area. Use Resume Builder to create your own resume.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form provided by the federal government that is required by public colleges and universities from students seeking scholarships, grants, loans or work study jobs.
Applications ONLY for SENIORS. Earliest application date: October 1, 2017
A financial aid form provided by the College Board and required by many private colleges for students seeking financial aid. Start as early as October 1, 2017. Deadlines typically due when application is due.
An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Seniors and one of their parents both need to fill this form out to finish the FAFSA form. This acts as your electronic signature.
Money Mentor is for every student. We help Gen Z navigate student loans over text message. We've helped thousands of students fill out the FAFSA, apply for scholarships, understand student loans, negotiate financial aid packages, develop student loan repayment plans, and more....all over SMS!
Minority scholarships for college and graduate school students, fellowships, internships and grants.
College scholarships, graduate fellowships and grants for Hispanics, Latinos, Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South and Central Americans, African Americans, Native Alaskans, Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians