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College Prep Information

Helpful Websites for Students and Parents

Test Prep and College Planning

www.actstudent.org  - official ACT student website

www.collegeboard.com  - official SAT website, college searches, Big Future…. good info!!

www.CollegeForTexans.com - click on TOPCAT for test prep

www.number2.com  - good test review site

www.princetonreview.com - test prep, virtual college tours….great site!

www.campustours.com – great way to visit a college when you can’t make the trip!

www.cappex.com or www.zinch.com – college search in a social network format

www.galesites.com/menu/wic30602 - Region 9 Testing, Education and Reference Center – after clicking on the database type in - wic30602 as the password, then at bottom right click on The Family College Planning Center.

 

Application for Admission

www.ApplyTexas.org – application for all 4 year & most 2 year Texas public colleges & universities

*Look on the college website if you are planning on applying out of state or at a private college for further instructions.

www.commonapp.org – application used by 315 selective colleges and universities

 

Scholarship Searches

www.fastweb.com         www.cappex.com                     https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

                 

 

$$$$$ Financial Aid $$$$$

www.fafsa.ed.gov – you cannot submit until after October 1st of your senior year but prepare ahead by looking at the info onlineWe will have a FAFSA workshop for parents at HHS in October.  

 

*The FAFSA is the most important thing you can complete for financial aid – ALL scholarships, grants, & student loans are determined through these results!

 

www.salliemae.com – student loan / grant information                  www.texascollegemoney.org

 

Athletes

www.ncaaclearinghouse.net – you have to register your senior year if you are interested in trying to play sports at a college level – Division I or II (I will need to send a transcript so let me know if you register)

www.playnaia.org – new registration website for athletes at NAIA level schools

 

Career Planning

www.careersandcolleges.com –great place for research on colleges, major / degree info

www.cdr.state.tx.us/realitycheck - How much money do you think you will need to live on?

What kind of job will you need to support your lifestyle?  Great “reality” site to keep you grounded on real world expenses! 

www.texasworkprep.com  and www.bls.gov  - useful info about work trends, income & training

www.texasindustryprofiles.com – website about the biggest industries & growing occupations in Texas

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