Helpful Links


Guidance List of Links


Categories

  • Testing
  • Goals and Guides
  • Colleges and Trade Schools
  • Colleges and Scholarships
  • College Application
  • Financial Aid
  • Careers
  • Military
  • Resources
  • Travel
  • Assistance
  • LGBTQ
  • Suicide Prevention

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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://apstudents.collegeboard.org/

Learn about and prepare for the PSAT.
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10


SAT
Learn about and prepare for the SAT.
sat.collegeboard.org

https://www.prepfactory.com/


SAT Prep Courses
Tutoring and SAT Preparation Courses.
http://chautauquastriders.org/

Take practice questions and print practice tests.
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/daily-practice-app


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.
https://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://roadtripnation.com/edu/careerfinder


Colleges and Trade Schools


College Boards
Narrow down colleges by your personal preferences and research the ones you like best!
https://www.collegeboard.org/

College Bound Net
Designed for students with college information and fun links.
http://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.
https://www.petersons.com/

Princeton Review Online
College information and rankings.
https://www.princetonreview.com/

Vocational Schools
Comprehensive list of vocational/technical schools around the country and advice on choosing the best one for you.
https://www.trade-schools.net/

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

Vocational Schools Database
Comprehensive list of vocational/technical schools.
https://www.rwm.org/

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.
https://www.collegenet.com/

Maia Learning
https://www.maialearning.com


Colleges and Scholarships.

http://www.gocollege.com/

U.S. News and World Report College Guide
College information, rankings, and financial aid.
https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges


College Applications

Applying to SUNY
https://www.suny.edu/attend/apply-to-suny/how-to-apply/

College Applications Online
https://www.commonapp.org/

https://www.universalcollegeapp.com/


Financial Aid

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.
https://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.
https://studentaid.gov/

Financial Aid For Specific Students
Explains the different types of financial aid available to students with disabilities, older students, athletes, veterans, and minorities.
https://www.finaid.org/otheraid/

Financial Aid Home Page
Information on scholarships, loans, and other places to find savings.
https://www.finaid.org/otheraid/

Higher Education Services Corporation
College and career planning, guides to grants, loans, and scholarships, financial aid applications, and loan management.
www.hesc.com

Indian American Scholarship Fund
https://iasf.org/IASF/Home.html

Internal Revenue Service
Learn about tax benefits for college students and the parents of college students.
https://www.irs.gov/

Minority Online Information Service
Colleges, scholarships, and resources for minority students.
http://www.molis.org/

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

New York’s 529 College Savings Program
Plan benefits, investments, resources, and necessary forms.
https://www.nysaves.org/

Next Step Magazine
A magazine filled with great articles and information on college selection, financial aid, and making the most of your experience.
https://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.
https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/

Scholarships.com
https://www.scholarships.com/

School Soup
Information on colleges, careers, scholarships, financial aid, and student loans.
http://www.schoolsoup.com/

US Department of Education
File your FAFSA, search and apply for scholarships, and research grants.
https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

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


Careers

Careerbuilder
https://www.careerbuilder.com/

Careerlab
http://www.careerlab.com/

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

Headhunter
https://www.headhunter.com/find-jobsx

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

Jobsmart
http://jobstar.org/

Monsterboard
https://www.monster.com/

O*NET
Research almost any career and find information such as job descriptions, necessary education levels, average income, and much more!
https://www.onetonline.org/

LiveCareer
https://www.livecareer.com/

US Department of Labor Occupational Handbook
Job descriptions and skill requirements.
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

US News and World Report Career Guide
https://money.usnews.com/careers

Wall Street Journal
https://guides.wsj.com/careers/


Military

Air Force
https://www.af.mil/

Army
https://www.goarmy.com/

Marines
https://www.marines.mil/

My Future
https://www.myfuture.com/

Navy
https://www.navy.mil/
https://www.navy.com/careers

ROTC
https://www.todaysmilitary.com/education-training/rotc-programs
https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students.html


Resources

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Research and apply for scholarships available to residents of Chautauqua County.
https://www.crcfonline.org/

College Preparation and Access
Helpful for students with disabilities that provides links for specific subject sites.
https://www.washington.edu/doit/resources

Counseling Resources Online
Links related to colleges, careers, and financial aid.
https://www.guidanceresources.com/groWeb/login/login.xhtml

Embark
Search for schools, send inquiries, apply online, send away for over 600,000 financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and take practice SAT tests.
https://embark.com/

The Writing Web
Tips for writing college application essays and improving the general writing skills needed in college.
https://writing.richmond.edu/writer/

Travel



Assistance

211 Assistance
211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer
1-888-696-9211
www.211wny.org


How to raise kids who can overcome anxiety
Growing up means facing new challenges -- but for some kids, uncertain situations lead to anxiety that parents often seek to soothe. Psychologist Anne Marie Albano explains how constantly rushing to fix a child's problems can perpetuate a lifelong cycle of dependence and resentment -- and shares why a healthy dose of risk helps kids cultivate lasting confidence.
TEDTALK


LGBTQ
Savvy Ally Action Parenting Handout



Suicide Prevention

Sources of Strength

A best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. 
https://sourcesofstrength.org/