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Helpful Resources & Student Resume Example

Below you will find some helpful information for colleges via different websites.  Also, I have attached an example of a student resume for those wanting to create one to send to colleges to better represent yourself and your high school journey.


College Search and Information Sites

Every college has its own web site; you can usually access the site by typing in the name of the college.edu (e.g. www.davidson.edu). These sites will offer information about admissions policies, curriculum, visitation policies, tour times, athletic schedules and coaches’ email addresses, etc.


www.collegeboard.com (information about testing, including online SAT registration, college planning, the college search and application process, and paying for college)

www.princetonreview.com (comprehensive site, including Counselor-o-Matic)

www.petersons.com (another comprehensive site about the college process)

www.act.org  (online ACT registration information)


www.commonapp.org (online Common Application)

www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu (Historically Black Colleges)

www.nacacnet.org (National Association of College Admissions Counseling)

www.sacac.org (Southern Association for College Admission Counseling)

www.cfnc.org (GREAT site for North Carolina residents!)

www.ctcl.com (Colleges That Change Lives)

www.educationconservancy.org (non-profit founded by admission deans and presidents to encourage more sanity & humanity in the college process

www.ncld.org (resources to help students with learning issues transition to college)


www.npda.org (information about art schools and the annual National Portfolio Days)


www.hillel.org (Jewish)

www.aucc.ca  (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada)

www.britishcouncil-usa.org (for study in the UK)
www.ucas.ac.uk  (British common application service)



www.sss.gov/ (Selective Service Registration, must be an 18 year-old male)






www.usafa.edu (United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs)

www.cga.edu (United States Coast Guard Academy)

www.usma.edu (United States Military Academy at West Point)

www.nadn.navy.mil/  (United States Naval Academy in Annapolis)

www.armyrotc.com (Army ROTC)

www.nrotc.navy.mil/ (Navy ROTC)

www.afrotc.com (Air Force ROTC)


College Athletics

www.ncaa.org (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/ (Eligibility Center for Division I, II athletes)

www.naia.org (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

www.njcaa.org (National Junior College Athletic Association)



Scholarship and Financial Aid

www.christianconnector.com (Online Christian College Scholarships)

www.cfnc.org (GREAT site for North Carolina residents!)

www.fafsa.ed.gov/  (FAFSA online)

www.finaid.org (good info on financial aid, scholarships and scams!)

www.fastweb.com (GREAT scholarship search site!)

www.fastaid.com (scholarship search service)

http://profileonline.collegeboard.com (the CSS Profile is used by some colleges in addition to the FAFSA)


Career Information

www.careerpathsonline.com (Career Paths Online)

www.career.missouri.edu  (Career Interest Game)

www.careerkey.org  (Career Key)

www.careermag.com  (Career Magazine)

www.kaptest.com  (Kaplan Careers)

www.keirsey.com (Keirsey Temperament Sorter – matches your temperament to a career)

www.umsl.edu/services/govdocs/ooh20062007 (Occupational Outlook Handbook)


Other Interesting Sites–-Summer, Study Abroad, Gap Year

www.interimprograms.com (Advice about the interim or “gap” year)



www.nols.edu (National Outdoor Leadership School)


www.afs.org (American Field Service exchange programs)

www.habitat.org (Habitat for Humanity)


www.peacecorps.org (Peace Corps)


www.thesca.org (The Student Conservation Association)

www.petersons.com (click on Summer Camps)



Subjective Guidebooks

Written to give a “feel” for the colleges; offer opinions about what is good and not-so-good about individual colleges, and rate quality of academic and social opportunities, and quality of life; these opinions can be helpful and interesting, but they are opinions of the writers and not fact.

·          The Fiske Guide to Colleges

·          (Yale) Insider’s Guide to the Colleges

·          Princeton Review’s The Best 366 Colleges

·          The Big Book of Colleges (Prowler)

·          America's Best Colleges for B Students: A College Guide for Students without Straight A's

Josh Paschal,
Sep 10, 2008, 5:30 AM
Josh Paschal,
Dec 19, 2008, 8:38 AM