Post Secondary Planning

College Research and Planning Sites

• The College Board – http://www.collegeboard.com

• College Prowler: Reviews by students for students – https://colleges.niche.com

• The National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC): A good resource that includes several pertinent links – http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo

• ACT: Includes test registration and test-prep information – http://www.act.org

• Peterson’s: Links to many resources – http://www.petersons.com

• US News and World Report: Be wary of the rankings, but this site provides valuable information, particularly the “school comparison” feature – http://www.usnews.com/sections/rankings

• 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 – http://www.ctclonline.com

• College View: A good source for information on all colleges – http://www.collegeview.com

• College Quest: College search functions – http://www.collegequest.com

• College Newspapers: A great way to find out what’s really going on at a campus –  http://www.studyworld.com/college_newspapers_online.htm

• 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 – http://www.wisemantech.com/guidance

• Fiske Guide Books: From the author of the reliable and popular guidebook comes a full array of college admission-related resources – http://www.fiskeguide.com

• Princeton Review: Test prep, college search, and other college-related info – http://princetonreview.com

• Mapping Your Future: A general info site that includes a sign-up for monthly email reminders and a newsletter — http://www.mappingyourfuture.org

Application Services

• The Common Application: 200+ schools accept this application. Please see your counselor for questions. — http://www.commonapp.org

• Princeton Review: Direct link to on-line applications for 700+ schools — http://www.princetonreview.com

Scholarships

http://www.scholarships.com

http://www.fastweb.com

http://www.gocollege.com

http://www.OfftoCollege.com

http://www.collegeanswer.com

http://www.embark.com

"https://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

 Scholarship Scams: A Federal Trade Commission-run site. Check up on scholarships you learn about on the web — http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/scholarship

Financial Aid

• The Financial Aid Information Page — http://www.finaid.org

• Missouri MO$T Program — http://www.missourimost.org

• Missouri Department of Higher Ed — http://www.dhe.mo.gov

• US Department of Education — http://www.ed.gov

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

• Sallie Mae: Information about loans and payment options — http://www.salliemae.com

• Comparing Financial Aid Awards: A US News and World Report product that provides helpful charts enabling you to line up and compare awards — http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html

College Athletics

• The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) — http://www.ncaa.org

• The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) — http://www.naia.org

Career Information

• ASVAB Career Exploration Program: A free, comprehensive career site developed by the Department of Defense — http://www.asvabprogram.com

• US Department of Labor: The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides job prospects and average salaries that can be used in career planning — http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm

• Mapping Your Future: A multi-lingual toolkit for career planning — http://mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/

• College Job Planning — http://www.monster.com

• Career & College Information — http://www.skill-ed.com

• Career Key: An interest inventory program based on Dr. John Holland’s work at NC State University — http://www.careerkey.org/english

• Internship Programs: Listings of more than 7800 programs and 200,000 positions — http://www.internshipprograms.com/

• Missouri Connections — http://www.missouriconnections.org

Miscellaneous

• Campus Online Tours — http://www.ecampustours.com/careerexploration.aspx

• Greek Life: Learn more about fraternities and sororities — http://greekpages.com

• Selective Services — http://www.sss.gov