Helpful Links

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.

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 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