Post Secondary Planning

College Research and Planning Sites

• The College Board –

• College Prowler: Reviews by students for students –

• The National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC): A good resource that includes several pertinent links –

• ACT: Includes test registration and test-prep information –

• Peterson’s: Links to many resources –

• US News and World Report: Be wary of the rankings, but this site provides valuable information, particularly the “school comparison” feature –

• Colleges That Change Lives: Site based on tips from best-selling author and highly regarded college advisor Loren Pope, including insights about some wonderful and sometimes overlooked institutions –

• College View: A good source for information on all colleges –

• College Quest: College search functions –

• College Newspapers: A great way to find out what’s really going on at a campus –

• Wisemantech: An amazing array of useful web links from the counseling staff at Carl Sandburg High School in Illinois. If you can’t find it here, you probably don’t need it –

• Fiske Guide Books: From the author of the reliable and popular guidebook comes a full array of college admission-related resources –

• Princeton Review: Test prep, college search, and other college-related info –

• Mapping Your Future: A general info site that includes a sign-up for monthly email reminders and a newsletter —

Application Services

• The Common Application: 200+ schools accept this application. Please see your counselor for questions. —

• Princeton Review: Direct link to on-line applications for 700+ schools —



 Scholarship Scams: A Federal Trade Commission-run site. Check up on scholarships you learn about on the web —

Financial Aid

• The Financial Aid Information Page —

• Missouri MO$T Program —

• Missouri Department of Higher Ed —

• US Department of Education —

• The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): A must for anyone applying for need-based aid. You can apply online —

• Sallie Mae: Information about loans and payment options —

• Comparing Financial Aid Awards: A US News and World Report product that provides helpful charts enabling you to line up and compare awards —

College Athletics

• The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) —

• The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) —

Career Information

• ASVAB Career Exploration Program: A free, comprehensive career site developed by the Department of Defense —

• US Department of Labor: The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides job prospects and average salaries that can be used in career planning —

• Mapping Your Future: A multi-lingual toolkit for career planning —

• College Job Planning —

• Career & College Information —

• Career Key: An interest inventory program based on Dr. John Holland’s work at NC State University —

• Internship Programs: Listings of more than 7800 programs and 200,000 positions —

• Missouri Connections —


• Campus Online Tours —

• Greek Life: Learn more about fraternities and sororities —

• Selective Services —