Guidance List of Links 

Categories

Testing

Goals and Guides

Colleges and Trade Schools

College Application

Financial Aid

Careers

Military

Resources

Travel

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TESTING

ACT

 Register and prepare for the ACT.

 www.actstudent.org

 http://www.act.org

https://www.prepfactory.com/

AP Exams

Learn about AP Courses and AP Exams.

 https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

 http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/calendar/index.html

PSAT

 Learn about and prepare for the PSAT.

 http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

SAT

 Learn about and prepare for the SAT.

 sat.collegeboard.org

https://www.prepfactory.com/

SAT Prep Courses

 Tutoring and SAT Preparation Courses.

 www.chautauqua-striders.org

 Take practice questions and print practice tests.

 http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day

GOALS AND GUIDES

The College Board

 The College Board is your one-stop website for everything college and college prep! You can research the PSAT and SAT, find information about AP Courses, plan your future college, career, and life goals, and research the colleges that are right for you AND how to pay for them. Take some time and check out “The Big Future”, especially their large collection of videos and virtual tours.

 www.collegeboard.org

Mapping Your Future

Make college and career plans.

 http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/

My Road

Research colleges, majors, and careers, and learn about yourself with personality assessments and interest indicators.

 https://myroad.collegeboard.com/myroad/navigator.jsp

COLLEGES AND TRADE SCHOOLS

 College Boards

Narrow down colleges by your personal preferences and research the ones you like best!

 http://www.collegboard.org/

College Bound Net

 Designed for students with college information and fun links.

www.collegebound.net/

College View

Take virtual tours, find scholarships and financial aid information, plan your career, talk to other students, and read about making the most of college.

  http://www.collegeview.com/index.jsp

Digital Librarian

 Links related to colleges, universities, and special academic programs. Helps students conduct research to select the colleges that are right for them.

http://www.digital-librarian.com/college.html

Guide to College Success for Deaf Students

Powerpoint that provides information on student services, scholarships and financial aid for deaf or hard of hearing students, and lists other websites and resources.

www.jsu.edu/dss/docs/PowerPoints/Nuts_Bolts.ppt

New York State Independent Colleges and Universities

 Links to over 100 Private Institutions

 http://www.college-guide-nys.org/

Peterson’s College Guide

 Accredited online courses, college majors and demographics, and financial aid programs.

 www.petersons.com

Princeton Review Online

 College information and rankings.

 www.princetonreview.com

Vocational Schools

 Comprehensive list of vocational/technical schools around the country and advice on choosing the best one for you.

 http://vocationalschools.com/

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0241-choosing-vocational-school

Vocational Schools Database

 Comprehensive list of vocational/technical schools. 

 http://www.rwm.org/rwm/

The College Net

 Search engine allowing you to narrow down the college pool by region, sports, majors, tuition, etc. and provides links to college homepages for further research.

 http://www.collegenet.com/

The Collegiate Website

Colleges and scholarships.

 http://www.gocollege.com/

US News and World Report College Guide

 College information, rankings, and financial aid.

 http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

Applying to SUNY

https://www.suny.edu/student/app_suny.cfm

College Applications Online

 www.commonapp.org

 www.universalcollegeapp.com

FINANCIAL AID

 College Goal Sunday

 Find financial resources and get help with the FAFSA form.

www.collegegoalsundayusa.org/

ExPan Scholarship Search

College Board’s online database searchable by specific criteria.

https://myroad.collegeboard.com/myroad/navigator.jsp

Fast Web

Set up a personalized profile that matches your skills, abilities, interests, and demographics to over 400,000 scholarships.

http://www.fastweb.com/

Federal Student Aid

Explains the different types of financial aid, who qualifies, how to apply, and how to pay back any loans.

www.studentaid.ed.gov

Financial Aid For Specific Students

Explains the different types of financial aid available to students with disabilities, older students, athletes, veterans, and minorities.

http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/

Financial Aid Home Page

Information on scholarships, loans, and other places to find savings.

http://www.finaid.org

Higher Education Services Corporation

College and career planning, guides to grants, loans, and scholarships, financial aid applications, and loan management.

www.hesc.com

Hispanic College Fund

http://hispanicfund.org/webmail/login.php

Indian American Scholarship Fund

http://iasf.org/IASF/Home.html

Internal Revenue Service

Learn about tax benefits for college students and the parents of college students.

www.irs.gov

Minority Online Information Service

Colleges, scholarships, and resources for minority students.

www.molis.org

http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/minority.phtml

New York’s 529 College Savings Program

 Plan benefits, investments, resources, and necessary forms.

 www.nysaves.com

Next Step Magazine

 A magazine filled with great articles and information on college selection, financial aid, and making the most of your experience.

 www.nextstepu.com

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

 http://www.pheaa.org/

Sallie Mae College Answer

Information on financial planning, saving for college, managing your money during and after school, and paying back loans.

www.collegeanswer.com

Scholarships.com

www.scholarships.com

School Soup

Information on colleges, careers, scholarships, financial aid, and student loans.

www.schoolsoup.com

US Department of Education

File your FAFSA, search and apply for scholarships, and research grants.

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

http://www.free-4u.com/

CAREERS

Careerbuilder

http://www.careerbuilder.com/

Careerlab

http://www.careerlab.com/

Career Search

http://cbweb9p.collegeboard.org/career/bin/career.pl

Headhunter

http://www.headhunter.net/jobseeker/index

Jobs After High School

http://www.careerbuilder.com/Article/CB-1252-Who-is-Hiring-20-Jobs-You-Can-Get-With-a-High-School-Diploma/

Jobengine

 http://www.jobengine.com/

Jobsmart

http://www.jobsmart.org/

Monsterboard

http://www.monsterboard.com

NY Career Zone

http://www.nycareerzone.org/

O*NET

Research almost any career and find information such as job descriptions, necessary education levels, average income, and much more!

http://www.onetonline.org/

Quintessential Careers

 http://www.quintcareers.com/index.html

US Department of Labor Occupational Handbook

Job descriptions and skill requirements.

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

US News and World Report Career Guide

http://money.usnews.com/money/careers

Wall Street Journal

http://careers.wsj.com/

MILITARY

Air Force

http://www.af.mil/

Army

http://www.goarmy.com

Marines

http://www.marines.mil/

My Future

http://www.myfuture.com/

Navy

http://www.navy.com/careers.html

http://www.navy.mil/

ROTC

http://www.todaysmilitary.com/before-serving-in-the-military/rotc-programs

http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students.html

RESOURCES

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Research and apply for scholarships available to residents of Chautauqua County.

http://www.crcfonline.org/

College Preparation and Access

Helpful for students with disabilities that provides links for specific subject sites.

http://www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/college.html

Embark

 Search for schools, send inquiries, apply online, send away for over 600,000 financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and take practice SAT tests.

www.embark.com

Guidance Resources Online

Links related to colleges, careers, and financial aid.

https://www.guidanceresourcesonline.com/groWeb/login/login.xhtml

The Writing Web

Tips for writing college application essays and improving the general writing skills needed in college.

http://writing.richmond.edu/writer/

TRAVEL

http://reservations.amtrak.com

www.bestfares.com

www.cheaptickets.com

www.expedia.com

www.lowestfare.com

http://www.mapsonus.com/

http://www.mapquest.com/

www.priceline.com

www.travelocity.com