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
  • LGBTQ

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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/

Maia Learning
https://www.maialearning.com/


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

Counseling 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


LGBTQ
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