Preparing for College

The 4 Steps to College: from the KnowHow2Go website

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Gain confidence in your writing abilities

Real Advice from Real Students: Watch these videos to learn more about what to expect at college

20 Questions for Your School Counselor: Make sure you ask these questions when you sit down with your guidance counselor

Test Prep

Preparing for the ACT exam: Test Prep tools from

Should You Go To College? Advice from the SallieMae Fund’s website Online SAT practice tests for no charge

My Career

Economic and Employment Projections: from the Department of Labor website. Learn whether your career will help you live the lifestyle you want

What should I do with my life? Analyze your skills with this handy guide from SkillOne and learn what occupations might be the right fit for you

 Which College Should I Go To?

National Center for Educational Statistics: Conduct a college search by state

Campus Tours Take a virtual tour of colleges and universities across the country!

CollegeBoard Plan for college, take the tests, get into college, and pay for it!

Peterson’s College search, test prep, and graduate programs…

The Princeton Review Info on schools, financial aid, applications, test preparation and more

Technical Schools Guide: Your guide to finding the right technical school for you

US College Search: Your ultimate guide to finding the right school

US News College Rankings Find the best school for you!

Guide to Online Schools Connects students with colleges and universities. Check out their scholarship resources and free online courses.

 Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid: Apply for aid, check the deadlines, check your status, and find answers to your questions about aid in English and Spanish!

Mission Possible: A Toolkit that helps you plan and pay for college from the SallieMae Fund

Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid Scholarships, loans, military aid, government financial aid, and more

 What if College is Not For Me?

Americorps: Service in the United States, along the model of the Peace Corps

Back Door Jobs: Short term job adventures

City Year: A year of structured service in urban environments

InternMatch: Exceptional website with volunteer and paid internship opportunities

National Outdoor Leadership School: Wilderness training across the country

Semester at Sea: An around-the-world cruise aboard a ship that serves as the classroom between ports

Student Conservation Association: Work outdoors, repair trails, and make a difference in the environment

Leap Now: Overseas cultural and adventure travel

Today’s Military: Careers Page

Where There Be Dragons: Focus on adventure and cultural explorations of Asia

The International Youth Initiative Program: YIP is an initiative and social leadership training for youth who want to create positive social change in the world