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College Admissions Help

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.schoolcounselor.org: Contains reproducible and informative articles for parents about the role of the school counselor, as well as tips and resources about school counselor ethical and legal responsibilities.

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.edupass.com: Has specific information for international students, undocumented students and other non-U.S. citizen students; college admission resources, financial aid, visas, culture, scholarships and other forms of aid; links to international student office Web sites, embassies and miscellaneous guides.

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!

Resource: ASCA School Counselor - American School Counselor Association, March/April 2006