Guidance

Links

Scholarships
Fastweb

A scholarship search engine that is specifically tailored to a student's interests and experience.

http://www.fastweb.com

American Association of School Administrators
http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=5618

Disability Scholarships
http://www.collegescholarships.org/disabilities.htm

U.S. Government Grants
http://www.fedmoney.org/

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
http://www.hsf.net/

Susan G. Komen College Scholarship
http://ww5.komen.org/uploadedFiles/Content_Binaries/KOMEN_Instructions.pdf

Military Dependents Scholarships

Veterans assist

http://www.veteransadvisor.com/2013/02/04/top-military-veterans-and-dependents-scholarships-in-2013/

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
http://go.salliemae.com/scholarship/

American Indian College Fund
http://www.collegefund.org/scholarships/schol_mainstream.html

Scholarship Hunter
http://www.scholarshiphunter.com/

Student Scholarship Search
http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/

School Soup Scholarship Search
http://www.schoolsoup.com

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

International Scholarship Search
http://www.internationalscholarships.com

International Students at U.S. Colleges
http://www.internationalstudent.com/schools_awarding_aid/

Merit Aid
http://www.meritaid.com

College Net
http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app

Scholarship Search
http://Scholarships4Students.com

Minorities

200 Scholarships for minority students

http://www.blackexcel.org/200-Scholarships.html

Academic Common Market

Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college, while paying in-state tuition rates.

http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html

Military dependent registry
https://www.nrd.gov/education_and_training/scholarships_and_other_financial_assistance/scholarships_and_grants_for_spouses_and_dependents

Military children scholarships
http://www.militaryscholar.org/

Scholarships.com

One of the Best sites for results.

http://www.scholarships.com/

Students in Foster Care
http://www.fc2success.org/our-programs/information-for-students/

Financial Aid
FAFSA

Official Government Site for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Scams

Avert the pitfalls!

www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml

Undocumented Students

NACAC gives great resources for those students without citizenship.

http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/bulletin/2013Bulletin/02-13-2013/Pages/UndocumentedStudents.aspx

Federal Loans
http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/DirectLoan/index.html

FAFSA tips
http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov

Clep a Course
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html

Student Loans
http://www.salliemae.com/

Government Programs
http://www2.ed.gov/students/landing.jhtml

Student Aid
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp

College Search Information
Academic Common Market
http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html

American Council on Education
http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=CIP1

ACT and CollegeNET
http://www.c3apply.org/

Association of American Medical Colleges Facts
http://www.aamc.org/data/facts/

AAMC Curriculum Directory
https://services.aamc.org/currdir/index.cfm

Alabama Colleges & Universities
http://collegestats.org/colleges/alabama/

Alabama Course Transfers (STARS)

This site informs students/parents regarding courses taken at any state college or university in Alabama that will transfer between the colleges.

http://stars.troy.edu

Common App Member Schools
https://www.commonapp.org/pdf/commonapplicationmemberschools.pdf

Big Future by College Board

This site contains a wealth of information for the college, major, and career search!

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/know-yourself

Brain Track College Guide
http://www.braintrack.com/us-colleges

College Match
http://www.matchcollege.com/

College Net
http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app

College QuickStart
http://www.collegeboard.com/quick

College Bound
http://www.gocollege.com/

Careers and Colleges
http://www.careersandcolleges.com/tp2/cnc/login.do

College Atlas
http://www.collegeatlas.org/

College Board
http://www.collegeboard.org/

College Comparison
http://www.whatwilltheylearn.com/

College Essays
http://www.teenink.com/college_guide/college_essays/

College Lists
http://collegelists.pbworks.com/w/page/16119456/College-Lists-Wiki

College Admission 101

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) shares important information.

http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/articles/Pages/Admission101.aspx

College Bound Network
http://www.collegebound.net/

College Admission BOOK

This is a GREAT resource.  All you ever want to know about college admission is in this book and on this website.  A wonderful informative resource for students and parents trying to navigate the college admission and financial aid process!  These authors can save you an enormous amount of time and stress.

http://collegeadmissionbook.com/

College Lists of all kinds

See what a Professional Association (NACAC) of college advisors have created for public use.  A wealth of information, lists of all types.

http://collegelistswiki.com/

Colleges requiring SAT subject tests
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fQD41yn0jKU5oxFuMktWRvrYoe3r0s7ur0RiRLrQ4vg/edit?pli=1

College Finder
http://www.collegeview.com/index.jsp

Collegiate Walking Tour Videos
http://www.collegiatechoice.com/

College Majors
http://www.collegemajors101.com/

The Common Application
http://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx

First Generation College Student

This site is a great resource for any student being first in their family to attend college.

www.imfirst.org

Historically Black Colleges
http://www.american-school-search.com/colleges/hbcu?

Ivy League Admissions
http://www.collegeconfidential.com/ivy_league/

Kaplan
http://www.kaplan.com

Medical and Dental School Help
http://www.medicalhelpnet.com/content/view/28/46/

National Center for Education Statistics
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Office of Post Secondary Education
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html

Peterson's Guide
http://www.petersons.com/

Princeton Review
http://www.princetonreview.com/

SAT/ACT Optional for Admission
http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional/state

Schools in the USA
http://www.schoolsintheusa.com/

United Kingdom International Cultural Relations
http://www.britishcouncil.org/new/

Virtual College Fairs
http://www.collegeweeklive.com/

Virtual Campus Tours
http://www.campustours.com/

Career Search
Johnson O'Connor Aptitude Test

One of the BEST and most accurate instruments to assisting in finding the most appropriate career direction and college major.

http://www.jocrf.org/faqs/index.html

Nursing School Info
http://www.rntobsn.org/

STEM Careers
http://info.victorymedia.com/webmail/45042/274121193/39f00cf807dd39b0501e3b1909a59a0e

Underrepresented students fly-in

A great resource for minority students.

http://www.collegegreenlight.com/blog/fly-in-programs-for-underrepresented-students/

Mapping Your Future
http://mappingyourfuture.org/

Discover
See your counselor for I.D.
http://www.act.org/discover/

Alabama Career Information

Career and Financial Aid information

http://alcareerinfo.org/start/counselors.html

Keirsey Temperament Sorter
http://www.keirsey.com/

Engineering
http://www.tryengineering.com/

Science Careers
http://www.sciencepioneers.org/

Alabama Career Information Network
http://www.alcareerinfo.org/

Career Forward
http://nroc.careerforward.org/careerforward/

College Athletics
College Sports Scholarships
http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com/

NCAA Clearinghouse Basics
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/prepare/athletes/clearinghouse

Head Coach Web Search
http://www.collegecoachesonline.com/

Military Academies
Army
http://www.usma.edu/

Air Force
http://www.usafa.af.mil/

Navy
http://www.usna.edu/homepage.php

Coast Guard
http://www.cga.edu/

ROTC Information
Army
http://www.goarmy.com/rotc.html

Air Force
http://www.afrotc.com/

Navy
https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/

Marine
http://www.marines.com/#default

Military Aid
Military Student Aid
http://www.finaid.org/military/

Military Scholarships
http://www.fisherhouse.org/programs/scholarship-programs/

Military College Aid
http://www.military.com/education/content/money-for-school/military-spouse-and-family-educational-assistance-programs.html

ROTC Information
http://www.todaysmilitary.com/before-serving-in-the-military/rotc-programs?campaign_id=SEM2012:on:google:ROTC-r_o_t_c:exact

Summer Programs
Peterson's Pre-College Summer Programs
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/summer-programs-camps-search.aspx

Venture Scholar Summer Enrichment Programs
http://www.venturescholar.org/portals/enrichment.php

Career Summer Programs and Camps
http://www.careercornerstone.org/pcsumcamps.htm

Summer Enrichment Programs
http://www.enrichmentalley.com/

Summer Opportunities
http://collegelists.pbworks.com/w/page/16119590/Summer%20Programs%20-%20General

Summer Opportunities
http://www.usummer.com/

Questbridge Summer

This is an opportunity for low-income students.  If accepted to the Questbridge summer program, a student will gain assistance in applying to highly selective colleges such as Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, and Duke.  If the student wins their scholarship and is accepted to one of those colleges, it could mean a fully paid four year scholarship.

http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/cps-summer-programs

National Student Language Immersion
http://www.nsliforyouth.org/

Testing
ACT News You Can Use

Seniors prepare to complete the FAFSA.

Juniors:  plan ahead.

http://secure.elabs10.com/functions/message_view.html?mid=2192719&mlid=486&siteid=2010000185&uid=8cc6b57018

College Board
http://www.collegeboard.com/testing/

Educational Testing Service
http://www.ets.org/

No Test Requirement
http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional

Free Test Prep for PSAT
http://www.eprep.com/courses/sat

Questions about ACT/SAT
http://collegeapps.about.com/od/standardizedtests/Standardized_Tests_PSAT_SAT_ACT_and_TOEFL.htm

SAT subject tests
http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/?s_kwcid=TC%7C7002%7Csat%20subject%20tests%7C%7CS%7Ce%7C7081086884

Test Prep-Princeton Review
http://www.princetonreview.com/

Test Prep - Number2
http://www.number2.com/index.cfm

SAT waitlist guidelines

Read policies regarding taking the SAT or SAT subject tests if you missed the regular registration deadline.

http://tinyurl.com/SATwaitlist

PSAT testing

Helpful information regarding PSAT

http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/psat/download

ACT
http://actstudent.org

Convert SAT to ACT score

This helpful site allows one to compare admission test scores.

http://convertyourscore.org/

SAT score use at Colleges
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/profdownload/sat-score-use-practices-list.pdf

Convert SAT to ACT scores

A handy tool to predict one admission test score using the other.

http://convertyourscore.org/

AP Information
College Board
http://collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html

College AP Policies
http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/apcreditpolicy/index.jsp

How to Prepare for College
Planning for College

A great resource for students and parents for the college planning process.

http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/Pages/Default.aspx

National Survey of Student Engagement
NSSE

Find out what students say about colleges.

http://nsse.iub.edu/html/students_parents.cfm

Essay Writing
Personal Statement

A former dean of a major university shares his insight on writing your personal statement....your college admission essay.

http://www.dearadmissions.com/personal-statement-book/

Transfer Colleges
NACAC resource

A professional organization gives support for students choosing to transfer colleges.

http://www.nacacnet.org/research/transfer/Pages/default.aspx