Colleges And Careers
The Internet has become a powerful tool in researching colleges, careers
and financial aid. Below are listed
just a few of the sites that can provide users with college and scholarship
searches, financial aid information, career information and general guidelines
on finding the best post-secondary educational opportunities.
This site is sponsored by the College Board. In addition to allowing the user to conduct a college search, students can also access other College Board services such as registering for the SAT, SAT practice questions, and applying online to more than 300 colleges. The “My Organizer” feature allows the student to use the site to keep track of important deadlines and tasks, with automatic reminders. This is one of the best sites for college planning.
This site is sponsored by ACT, the company that produces the American
College Test. Many southern and
mid-western colleges prefer scores from the ACT.
At this site you can register online to take the ACT, search for colleges
and purchase test preparation materials.
Peterson’s provides information on study abroad, careers and summer
programs as well as the usual information on colleges. Students can save their
work on colleges searches and comparisons and then return at a later time to
continue. Along with the College
Board site, this is one of the most useful resources for college researchers.
This address takes the user to the site of US News and Report and their
ratings/rankings of colleges as published in the magazine.
Students can compare college stats, predict college costs and search for
This site offers college and scholarship searches. You
can submit questions to “Ask the Experts” and read through the archives of
previous questions and articles. Students
can also take full-sized practice SAT and ACT tests.
This site is maintained by the Princeton Review.
A scholarship search is available, as is a section for parents' issues.
Students can also apply online.
Students can use this site to search for colleges and scholarships.
On-line applications for over 1500 colleges are also available.
A recruitment services allows students to create a profile that colleges
Parents, as well as students will find this site useful.
It provides profiles of 3,700+ individual colleges, links to specific
college web pages and on-line applications.
The career search allows students to look for career suggestions based on
a personal inventory. Students can also look for specialized schools such as
Christian colleges and Historically Black colleges.
This site has lots to offer.
Advice on admissions and financial aid is available at this site.
Parents have a section dealing with their questions.
Athletic information is also available about the various colleges. A
scholarship search is also available.
to Yahoo's home page and click on education.
A wide variety of college search topics is available.
Information on business, law and medical schools is featured.
You can also find listings of Historically Black Colleges, American
Indian Tribal Colleges and Community/Technical Schools.
This is the site of the Occupational
Outlook Handbook, a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics. Job descriptions, employment opportunities, training and
earnings are among the many useful topics covered.
Addresses of professional organizations associated with various careers
are also listed here.
The College Parents Association sponsors this site, which includes a
section on scholarship, scams, alcohol abuse on campus and many other topics of
concern to parents sending their children off to college.
This is a comprehensive site dealing with both two and four year colleges
and features extensive information about college scholarships, tips on
application/essay writing and advice on interviews. There is even a section with
maps showing where the colleges are located.
Take a tour of the college of your choice without leaving home.
Virtual tours are available from college web sites around the country.
This site offers the usual college search, but for Christian schools.
Articles are posted for high school students preparing for college as
well as students already at college.
This site provides information on careers, technical schools and
colleges. Graduate and
undergraduate program information is available, as well as a good explanation of
the difference between colleges, universities and technical schools.
Cherokee students can use the member code '32276869011' to reap even more
information and benefits from this site.
information and more than 700 links to career sites are available here.
Information on graduate school and other educational opportunities is
This site offers a college and scholarship search as well as advice from
contributors on such topics as application essays, narrowing your choices and
tips from admissions officers.
Check here for a list of Jesuit colleges in the United States and their
web site links.
This is a one-stop shopping site for college, career and financial aid
planning. Advice is offered for all
grade levels, from middle school through college.
At this site, users can conduct a college search, get profiles on
colleges/ universities and read articles on a variety of college-related topics.
This is the home of Athletes Online.
High school athletes can post their profiles for college coaches to
This site is maintained by Security On Campus, a non-profit organization
geared toward the prevention of campus violence.
Parents and students can look at campus crime statistics, as well as get
tips on campus safety.
site features areas dealing with preparing for, selecting, applying, deciding
and financing a college education. There
is an excellent section for parents also.
site offers information on admissions, financial aid and test preparation tips.
There is also a directory of e-mail addresses for college admissions and
financial aid offices.
site offers information on test preparation, loans, scholarships and college
admissions. You can also take an
essay writing course and use the virtual college tours.
Here you can view a statement from
the Academic Deans of the Commonwealth Partnership dealing with the way students
should prepare for a successful college career.