Web Resources for College Admissions
www.ed.gov: Portal for federal financial aid. Contains numerous booklets, pamphlets and publications providing information about a child’s education at all ages including the college-ready child
www.collegeboard.com: Contains test calendars, information and preparation opportunities for PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP and CLEP; interactive college, major and career searches; reproducible articles; financial aid calculators and aid comparison tools.
www.act.org: This student site contains test calendars, information and preparation opportunities for the ACT. Also has quick links to comprehensive information about the ACT testing experience, a college search and financial aid estimator tools.
www.edtrust.org: Contains easy to use searchable databases with reports on student achievement, educational opportunity and graduation rates at any four-year U.S. college or university and examples of high school courses that prepare high school students for college rigor.
www.finaid.com: Contains a students’ financial aid checklist as well as comprehensive information about loans, scholarships, savings, military aid, multiple sources of aid, financial aid applications, calculators and other interactive tools.
www.nacacnet.org: Professional organization material for the counselor including the Statement of Principles of Good Practice, which delineates the ethics of college admission counseling; Steps to College newsletter reproducible for students and parents; listing of national college fairs. Selected materials offered in Spanish.
www.ScholarshipHunter.com: Contains a variety of scholarship and financial aid information. You can search for scholarships by major or state, enter scholarship contests and find advice on financial aid packages.
http://www.nextstepu.com/: NextStep Magazine is a great resource for college and career planning while in high school!
ASCA School Counselor - American School Counselor Association, March/April 2006