Need some tips and tricks for the college admissions process? Check out these links for articles about the admissions process in general.
- ExploringCollegeOptions.org: "Exploring College Options" has admission representatives from Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford
- CoastToCoasttour.org: "Coast to Coast College Tour" has representatives from Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, UC-Berkeley and Vanderbilt
- College Board's Guide to State Residency: The College Board website has a list of requirements for what is required to have in state residency at college.
- GoEnnounce.com: A place to share your latest education updates with your friends and family, and keep track of them for your college applications.
Are you a student who loves the arts? Whether you are a dancer, painter, singer, or anything else in the art world these links are great resources to get you into art school or department at your top school.
- MtCollegeAuditions.com: Musical Theatre College Auditions has 23 years of experience in helping aspiring actors and actresses prepare for the college audition process.
- aicad.org: The Association of Independent Colleges of art and Design connects students around the world by providing international exchange programs and a New York Residency Program.
- PortfolioDay.net: National Portfolio Day is an event for visual artists and designers to speak with many college representatives in one place. Students' have the opportunity to bring their portfolio and receive feedback before submitting it.
Are you planning on playing a sport in College? These links are filled with important steps that will help you make the team.
Wondering what to Major in? These links will help you decide.
- PayScale: A website that helps you know how much you can expect to get paid at your next job.
One of the best ways to connect with a larger number of colleges is to attend a college fair. These links give you information about the date and times of college fairs across the country.
- nacacnet.org: National Association for College Admissions Counseling. This website provides a list of all of the college fairs in the country.
Know the stats but are curious about what current students are saying? These websites have more information from students who attend the college to give you a better sense of the vibe.
- CollegeProwler.com: College Prowler provides ratings and information about colleges from the perspective of current college students.
- TheUniversityReview.com: University Review gives reviews on colleges around the country.
- The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool: Click the red link on the right side of the screen, then enter a school name and you can see all the crime data on and off campus for the past few years.
If you have recently completed your military service and are thinking about going to college, this section is for you.
- GI Bill Road Map: A roadmap to show you how to get your GI Bill benefits.
- GI Jobs: A robust site of job resources for veterans to utilize once they've finished their tour.
- Student Veterans Association: A veteran student advocacy group that offers many supports to veteran students.
- CollegeBoard CLEP Sign Up: Check out this page to register for the CLEP exam.
- Military Skills Transaltor: A great page that shows veterans how the skills they gained in the military translate to everyday life and careers.
- GI Bill Information: Learn how the government can help pay for education and housing.
Health and Safety are the most important part of college (and life). Check out these links for resources on how to stay safe and healthy.
- 211.org: 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. If you need help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.
- TeenMentalHealth.orgTeen Mental Health provides resources for understanding teen mental health for teens, families, health providers and educators.
- KidsHealth.orgKidsHealth provides information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
- ChildHelp.orgChildhelp is a non-profit that helps victims of abuse and neglect.
If you are thinking of studying outside the United States these links are a great resource for applications and programs available.
- Sea|Mester: If you're interested in a semester at sea? Sea|Mester combines hands on and traditional learning with adventure travel. Check out this link for more information.
- AustraLearn.org - study abroad in Australia, New Zealand or Fiji: A study abroad program in Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji through GlobaLinks Learning Abroad.
- ucas.com - the application site for all universities in the UK: The application site for all universities in the UK
- BritishCouncil.org - info on studying in the UK: The British Council works with students to connect them with UK in the areas of English, the Arts and Education. They are in six continents and over 100 countries.
These websites have a wealth of resources for the learning impaired.
- CIPworldwide.org - College Internship Program: CIP is a comprehensive program for students' with Aspergers ADHD and other learning disabilities.
- ThinkCollege.net - college options for people with intellectual disabilities: Think College is an organization with information about educational opportunites for students with learning disabilities.
- College-Scholarships.com: Sections on scholarships for learning disabilities
If attending a school with a religious affiliation is important to you then check out these links for more information.
- ChristianCollegeGuide.net: ChristianCollegeGuide.net is dedicated to helping college-bound students and their families in the search for Christian higher education.
- CatholicCollegesOnline.org - info on Catholic colleges and universities: The National Catholic College Admission Association (NCCAA) is a community for catholic students.
- Hillel.org - info on Jewish campus life: Hillell is a Jewish community in over 550 colleges and universities.
Testing is an important part of the college admissions process. These links have additional information about signing up, schools that require tests and preparing.
- EPrep.com - online test prep courses: ePrep is an online test prep resource.
- TestRocker.com: Testing is an important part of the college admissions process. These links have additional information about signing up, schools that require tests and preparing.
- FairTest.org: The National Center for Fair and Open testing provides a list of colleges that do not require standardized tests for admissions.
Need help with a tough class? Check out these links for different places to find a tutor to help your grades back up.
- Instaedu.com: Instaedu is a tutoring service that places students with tutors from top US colleges.
- clep.collegeboard.org - College Level Exam Program (CLEP) Prep: CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways - through general academic instructions, significant independent study or extracurricular work. CLEP exam-takers include adults just entering or returning to school, military service members and traditional college students.
- BGCA.org: The Boys and Girls Clubs of America are the perfect place to find a mentor, tutor or after school program. Head to their page to find the club nearest you.
Visiting a campus is a key part of deciding what school is right for you. However if you can't make the trip to the actual campus these websites provide virtual tours of campuses around the country.
- YouniversityTV.com: Website that helps students go on tour virtually.
- CampusTours.com: CampusTours provides video tours, campus maps and mobile walking tours so that you can tour a campus without actually being there.
- eCampusTours.com: eCampusTours allows you to visit colleges virtually and create a portfolio so you can have a better idea of what college is the best fit for you.