128 Helpful Websites

*Reviews of each coming soon. Use at your own discretion.

ATHLETICS (2)

ATHLETICS

www.ncaaclearinghouse.net — National Collegiate Athletic Association

www.universitysports.com — helps college athletes contact college coaches

CAREER – ASSESSMENTS AND RESEARCH (22)

CAREER – ASSESSMENTS AND RESEARCH

http://connection.naviance.com

www.bls.gov/oco/ — Occupational Outlook Handbook/information on specific occupations from A-Z

www.collegeboard.org/career/bin/career.pl

www.careerkey.org

www.careermag.com

www.ceoexpress.com

www.coolworks.com — connects career-minded adventurers to seasonal and full-time jobs

www.educationplanner.org

www.exploreyourfuture.org — Discover how STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are shaping most jobs today and in the future – very interactive.

www.futurestep.com

www.mapping-your-future.org

www.monster.com

www.mymajors.com — explore potential “best fit” majors

www.myfuture.com

www.nctraining.net — for students interested in healthcare and administrative/medical billing careers

www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us

www.princetonreview.com

www.review.com/career

www.salary.com

www.tryengineering.org – engineering overview, Q&A with engineers, engineering schools

www.uncw.edu/staff/career — job outlook, online assessment, “What can I do with a major in…”

www.virtualjobshadow.com — great site to explore jobs virtually COLLEGE – the college process, testing, searches, directories

COLLEGE - PROCESS, TESTING, SEARCHES, DIRECTORIES (42)

COLLEGE – PROCESS, TESTING, SEARCHES, DIRECTORIES

www.admissionsadvice.com

www.admissions.com — A Monster company with tools and tips about the admissions process

www.aias.org — offers a list of questions to pose to faculty at prospective architecture schools

www.aolatschool.com – A good college search engine that includes college reviews, three free SAT and ACT tutorials, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and a database of vocational schools.

www.cappex.com — FREE website for matching your accomplishments and interests with colleges. Worksheets for college preparation, visits, and application checklists

www.collegeacademicsupport.com – This website includes direct links to the offices of disability services at Pennsylvania colleges as well as direct links to the counseling support services at these institutions.

www.collegeboard.com — SAT, PSAT, AP information and registration
College Board AP Bulletin: Click Here 

www.collegeconfidential.com – researching schools

www.college.gov – designed by students for students, and features accounts of students who overcame challenges to going to college such as peer pressure, lack of family support, and financial barriers.

www.collegeanswer.com

www.collegeispossible.org

www.collegenews.org/theannappolisgroup.xml — information on liberal arts colleges

www.collegeplan.org

www.collegeresults.org – examines college graduation rates

www.collegeview.com

www.collegeweeklive.com – virtual college booths, live chats, and more

www.commonapp.org – used by more than 300 colleges and universities

www.compassprep.com/admissions_req_subjects.aspx — offers a list of schools that require SAT. Subject tests and their specific requirements or if they can be fulfilled by taking the ACT

www.CTCL.com — Colleges That Change Lives

www.cur.org – information on the value of undergraduate research

www.ed.gov — United States Department of Education

www.embark.com – Provides SAT and ACT prep tests as well as a scholarship search.

www.fairtest.org — schools that do not require the SAT or ACT

www.gocollege.com

www.insidehighered.com — free online publication that provides daily news and commentary about academia

www.mycollegeguide.org

www.myfuture.com

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ — information on what schools offer what major

www.number2.com – FREE online SAT and ACT preparation

www.patrac.org – provides students with instructions and resources to transfer themselves and their credits to participating colleges and universities in PA

www.pbs.org/tenstepstocollege — essential college planning guide

www.pheaamentor.org — student services for schools in PA

www.prepfactory.com – free SAT prep

www.princetonreview.com

www.school.aol.com – Provies a good college search engine, free SAT/ACT tutorials, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and good career exploration tools.

www.schoolsintheusa.com

www.secondarytransition.org – excellent resource for parents and students in special education

www.studentpaths.com

www.technicalschools.org

www.ucan-network/org/ — statistics on schools, i.e., average debt of graduating seniors, most popular degrees, freshman retention rate, transfer policies, study abroad, etc.

www.Ulinks.com

www.wiredscholar.com — assists with all aspects of college prep and selection

www.workcolleges.org – work college consortium

Y2 Academy – SAT/ACT Camp.

The SAT and ACT Residential Camp is a challenging 24 day course of study where students will learn to develop the skills they need to improve their SAT scores.  Programs are located on the campus of Bryn Mawr College and the Y2 Academy’s Upper Darby Center.  For more information contact Alison Koo at 610-352-9253, or e-mail y2academy@gmail.com

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP – INFORMATION & SEARCHES (28)

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP – INFORMATION, SEARCHES, DIRECTORIES

www.AdvancedCollegePlanningSolutions.com

www.collegeispossible.org

www.collegepeas.com/money/

www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm — great scholarship search and FAFSA tutorial

www.discusawards.com

www.facebook.com/college.gov — weekly tips, info and links

www.EDPubs.gov – order publications at this site

www.StudentAid.gov – detailed information on federal student aid for student and parents

www.fafsa.gov — Official site of the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (800-801-0576)

www.finaid.org — comprehensive financial aid resource with calculators to help evaluate financial aid packages

www.fastweb.com — free scholarship search engine

www.kaarme.com

www.meritaid.com — merit scholarships at thousands of colleges

www.nelliemae.org — financial aid information

www.pheaa.org — PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (800-692-7392)

www.pasfaa.org

www.patap.org — resource for saving for college

www.pdehighered.state.pa.us

www.petersons.com — a comprehensive guide to college preparation

www.projectonstudentdebt.org

www.scholarships.com

www.studentcollegescholarships.com/pennsylvania.html — links to scholarships offered by Pennsylvania colleges and universities

www.studentloanjustice.org

www.studentrewards.com — free scholarship search engine

www.studentaid.ed.gov/guide — in-depth information on federal student aid programs, applying for financial aid, repaying student loans, college and scholarship searches, estimating college costs, and tracking and comparing financial aid award letters

www.tuitioncoach.com – free estimate of your EFC – Expected Family Contributions for college

www.upromise.com — college savings plan

www.youtube.com/collegedotgov — advice from current college students, inspirational videos from peers, and more than 60 videos

 

BRIDGE YEAR OPPORTUNITIES (28)

BRIDGE YEAR OPPORTUNITIES

www.dynamy.org/Internship%20Year.asp — Dynamy Internship Year

www.thinkingbeyondborders.org — Thinking Beyond Borders

www.usa.afs.org — AFS Intercultural Programs

www.aspirebyapi.com — Aspire by API

www.brownledgegapyear.com — Brown Ledge Gap Year

www.carpediemeducation.com — Carpe Diem International Education

www.interimprograms.com –- Center for Interim Programs

www.ciee.org — Council on International Education Exchange

www.cityyear.org — City Year

www.elcasalbarcelona.com — El Casal

www.GapYearSouthAfrica.com — Gap Year South Africa

www.globalroutes.org — Global Routes

www.earth-studies.ca — The International School for Earth Studies (ISES)

www.leapnow.org — LEAPNOW: Transforming Education

www.lexiaintl.org — Lexia Study Abroad Programs

www.mapthegapinternational.com — Map the Gap International

www.masaisrael.org — MASA Israel Journey

www.oasp.ac.uk — Oxford Advanced Studies

www.projects-abroad.org — Projects Abroad

www.rusticpathways.com — Rustic Pathways

www.seamester.com — Sea Mester

www.ssfyi.org — SFYI International School

www.takingoff.net — Taking Off

www.travellersworldwide.com — Travellers Worldwide

www.usagapyearfairs.org

www.wheretherebedragons.com — Where There Be Dragons

www.woolman.org/woolman.html — Woolman Semester

www.youthinternational.org — Youth International

MILITARY (11)

MILITARY

www.airforce.com — United States Air Force

www.goarmy.com — United States Army

www.militarycareers.com

www.nadn.navy.mil/ — United States Naval Academy

www.usmc.mil/ — United States Marine Corps

www.usafa.af.mil — United States Air Force Academy

www.uscg.mil/ — United States Coast Guard

For information on the nomination process to the United States Service Academies contact the following elected officials:

Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA – 7th District) – 610-690-7323
Senator Pat Toomey – 610-690-7323
Senator Robert P Casey – 717-231-7540

In order to be considered for nomination, you must complete the application process by 5:00 pm on October 18, 2013.

United States Air Force Academy

College scholarship programs offered by the US Air Force include the United States Air Force Academy, Air Force Reserve Office Training Corp (AFROTC), and summer seminar and Air Force Academy sports camp.  Helpful United Stated Air Force websites include:

www.usafa.af.mil

www.AcademyAdmissions.com

www.afrotc.com

United States Air Force – Contact -Staff Sergeant Russell W. Caesar, Enlisted Accessions (EA) Recruiter – 610-352-3227 russell.caesar@us.af.mil

United States Coast Guard Academy – Admissions Officer (DE, NJ, PA)

Call 215-632-0568 or visit their recruiting office at Franklin Marketplace – 183 Franklin Mills Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

www.uscga.edu

United States Navy – Contact Juan C. Lozano, LSI, U.S. Navy Recruiter 610-803-1355

United States Marine Corps – Contact:  Staff Sergeant Mark A. Baird  U.S. Marine Corps Recruiter – 610-532-2222 mark.baird@marines.usmc.mil

United States Marine Corps NROTC Scholarship –

Applications are currently being accepted for the NROTC Scholarship, which is available to any high school senior with an excellent academic record.  This $180,000 scholarship may be applied at the following universities in Pennsylvania:

Carnegie Mellon
Drexel
Duquesne
Penn State
Temple
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Villanova
and at over 75 other colleges and universities nationwide.

SAT/ACT – INFORMATION & REGISTRATION (8)

SAT/ACT – information, registration, review

www.act.org — register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org

www.collegeboard.com — register for the SAT I (Reasoning) & SAT II (Subject) tests

www.CompassPrep.com

www.princetonreview.com

www.fairtest.org – Schools that do not require the SAT or ACT

www.kaptest.com

www.testprep.com

www.freevocabulary.com –- 500 free SAT words for practice!

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES (1)

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

www.studenteducationprograms.com

More coming soon…

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (2)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

www.unitedwaychestercounty.org

www.aidforfriends.org

More coming soon!