There are also links to various websites that students, parents and or guidance counselors may have an interest in. All descriptions are taken from the sites themselves. See disclaimer below.
- http://www.collegeboard.com: The College Board is a national nonprofit membership association whose mission is to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4,200 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves over three million students and their parents, 22,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning.
- http://www.collegeispossible.com/: Thinking about college? You probably have a lot of questions: How does the application process work? What sort of college is right for me? How much will college cost? You’ve come to the right place. America’s colleges and universities have prepared this site to guide you to the books, websites, and other resources that admissions and financial aid professionals consider most helpful. With planning, preparation — and the right information — college is possible for almost every American.
- http://www.petersons.com/: Since 1966, Peterson’s has helped to connect individuals, educational institutions, and corporations through its critically acclaimed books, Websites, online products, and admissions services. Peterson’s reaches an estimated 105 million consumers annually with information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.
- http://smu.edu/alec/transition.asp: How is college different from high school? High school is a teaching environment in which you acquire facts and skills. College is a learning environment in which you take responsibility for thinking through and applying what you have learned. Understanding some of the important differences between high school and college may help you achieve a smoother transition.
- http://www.collegefreshmen.net/: New college students need access to resources on-line just as much as anywhere else. This website serves as a starting point… as a gateway to managing one’s own affairs successfully during the first year of college. And while it may not answer all of your questions, solve any of your problems, or even get you through the semester….. it should indeed point you in the right direction….
- http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/: To apply for federal student financial aid, and to apply for many state student aid programs, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information you provide on your FAFSA determines if you are eligible for financial aid.The following are several good reasons why you should consider using FAFSA on the Web:
- FAFSA on the Web is faster than applying for aid by paper. FAFSA on the Web uses skip logic based on your particular information, so you will need to answer fewer questions than on the paper application. FAFSA on the Web checks your answers before you submit your application, so there is less chance your application will be rejected because of missing or conflicting information.
- You can save application information so that it can be completed and transmitted at a later time.
- http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/2003_2004/english/index.htm: This website explains student financial aid programs the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office administers. These first few pages summarize this aid and the process involved. The rest of the publication discusses in detail what you need to know.
- http://www.black-collegian.com/: THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Online provides cutting-edge information on career resources for Black collegians. Job search strategies, graduate school opportunities, career and industry reports are abundantly explored. This site is the cyberspace partner of THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine, serving the career and self-development interests of African-American collegians throughout America since 1970.
- http://www.bls.gov/oco/: The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
- http://www.greekfest.com/index2.htm: Established in 1998, as a production of National Greek Network, Inc., Greekfest.com has become “the premier online source for information about Black Greek-Life throughout the world.” Our mission is “To provide members and friends of members of Historically Black Greek-letter Organizations (HBGLO’s) a safe, secure and free global online community where visitors can chat, network, share stories, post messages and photos, promote upcoming events and acquire quality assistance in the production, management and marketing efforts of fraternal events.”
- http://www.nphchq.org : The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Phi Psi Fraternity, Inc. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.
- http://www.blackexcel.org/100minority.htm: 100 Minority Scholarship Gateway List by Black Excel.
- http://www.hsf.net/: The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. HSF was founded in 1975 with a vision to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country.