Where To Go and How To Get In
In addition to providing all the information you need about the PSAT and SAT, the College Board web site has tools for planning for, finding, and applying to college. It offers an interactive tool called “My Organizer” that is well worth signing up for.
ACT, Inc.: A Student Site for ACT Test Takers
Includes information about registering for the ACT, test prep, financial need estimator, and tips on college and career planning.
CSO College Center
A web site targeted at first-generation, low income, and minority students. Includes an “ask the experts” section where you can send in questions online.
A new web site by the National Ad Council and the American Council on Education with practical tips for making our way to college.
Prep for College Calendar
The National Association for College Admission Counseling explains what you can do in your high school freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years to prepare for college.
College is Possible
A list of recommended web sites, books and brochures from College Is Possible. The College Is Possible web site also offers “Paying for College,” an overview of federal grants and loans, tax benefits for college students, and other federal, state, and institutional programs.
Especially dedicated to African-American families, the website includes information about preparing for college, scholarships, historically black colleges (including virtual tours), and summer enrichment programs. There’s also a free newsletter.
The Student Guide
Available in English and Spanish, the Student Guide is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from
the U.S. Department of Education.
Financial Aid Resources
The National Association for College Admission Counseling provides this list of links to scholarships, lenders, and other resources to assist students from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Go to their “Online Resources” and then click on “financial aid.”
This free service from Monster.com allows users to search over 1.3 million scholarships worth more than $3 billion.
ScholarshipExperts.com employs a professional staff of data researchers to maintain an up-to-date database of over 2.4 million scholarships worth more than $14.7 billion.
Upward Bound National Resources:
Upward Bound National Website