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College Planning Resources

Visit these Web sites for information about course requirements, choosing a college, majors and careers, applying to college and more!

The Importance of Continuing Your Education

Ten Ways School Prepares You for the Work World
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/csearch/majors_careers/45548.html

Hispanic Scholarship Fund — a variety of resources for students and families
http://www.hsf.net/Programs.aspx?id=36

Why Get a College Degree? From the College Board
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/starting-points/156.html

Why Go To College? From the University of North Texas
http://www.unt.edu/pais/howtochoose/why.htm

 

How to Prepare for Postsecondary Education

The AES Education Planner – also available en Español
http://www.educationplanner.org

The College Board: “Planning for College” section is full of useful advice and guides
http://www.collegeboard.com/plan

Mapping Your Future
http://www.mappingyourfuture.org

The Stanford Bridge Project: 10 Misconceptions About College
http://www.stanford.edu/group/bridgeproject/10+Misconceptions.pdf

Peterson’s Planning Timelines
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/planning-list-students-parents.aspx

U.S. Department of Education “Help Your Child” Series
http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/hyc.html

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Resources
http://www.hsf.net/programs.aspx?id=74


Selecting a College

The College Navigator – also available en Español
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) College Center
http://www.csocollegecenter.org/

The College Board’s College Search
http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/index.jsp

My College Options
http://www.mycollegeoptions.org/Home.aspx

Hobson’s College View Campus Life Section
http://www.collegeview.com/campuslife

Virtual online tours of college campuses
http://www.campustours.com
http://www.ecampustours.com

 

The Application Process

Associated Colleges of the Midwest Information for High School Students and Counselors
http://www.acm.edu/our_collaborations/Pre_College_Collaborations.html

College Board Academic Tracker
http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/academictracker/servlet/ACTServlet

The College Board Application Main Page
http://www.collegeboard.com/apply

CollegeData.com’s Prepare and Apply Page
http://www.collegedata.com/cs/main/main_getin_tmpl.jhtml

Hobson’s College View Application Section
http://www.collegeview.com/application

The Common Application — used by nearly 350 colleges and universities
http://www.commonapp.org

 

 


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