CCS Resources

Main Links & webpages

College and careers

    • Pickens Technical College: A college for high school and post-secondary students
    • CollegeView: Research colleges, majors and financial aid.
    • The Common Application : The Common Application seeks to promote equity, access and integrity in the college application process and serves hundreds of colleges in the U.S. and around the world.
    • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities : Representing more than 400 colleges and universities, HACU institutions are committed to helping Hispanic students achieve postsecondary success.
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Research careers on the Department of Labor website.
    • Tribal Colleges: The National Indian Education Association is dedicated to providing educational opportunities, scholarships, and advocacy for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students throughout the U.S.
    • United Negro College Fund (UNCF): Information and links to historically black colleges and universities across the United States.
    • U.S. News & World Report: College rankings provided by U.S. News and World Report, with admissions information.
    • College in Colorado: A free website designed to help students and families plan and prepare for their future.

Financial Aid

    • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE: The CSS Profile is the form that many private colleges and universities require, in addition to the FAFSA, for those applying for financial aid.
    • FAFSA: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a required form for those seeking financial aid from colleges and universities.
    • FAFSA 4Caster: The FAFSA 4Caster provides information about financial aid options and allows students to estimate their eligibility for federal student aid.
    • Fastweb: A search tool for scholarships, loans, internships, and colleges.
    • FinAid.org: Provides comprehensive information about financial aid, and enables students to search for scholarships, loans, and other forms of aid for college.
    • Scholarship Scam Page: Provides information from the Federal Trade Commission to help students and families identify and avoid scholarship scams.


test preparation

    • College Board SAT Test Center: SAT preparation and practical questions.
    • ACT Home Page: FAQs about ACT; includes strategies & sample questions.
    • CCPT: Community College Placement Test - determines a student’s Math and English placement for college courses

college athletics

    • NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics): Information for student-athletes attending NAIA colleges.
    • NCAA: Information about playing sports at the NCAA Division I, II, or III college level.

military