College & Career Websites
COLLEGE OR TRADE SCHOOL: SEARCH & INITIAL RESEARCH
Search - Enter criteria you want and receive schools suggested for you, SAT/ACT scores, tuition, etc.
- College Board Big Future
- College Confidential
- College Data
- College Insight
- College Kickstart
- College Navigator
- My College Options
- Super College
COLLEGE OR TRADE SCHOOL: INTENSE RESEARCH & APPLICATION PROCESS
- Individual College/Trade School Websites – Find their "Request More Information" link and complete it! This is your ultimate destination where you can compare programs, learn how to visit, go on a virtual tour, check out the college catalog and begin the application process.
- Common Application – Complete one application and apply to over 500 schools.
- Coalition Application - Complete one application and apply to over 150 top schools that promise to make college affordable if you are eligible and they accept you.
- Khan Academy - Free SAT Practice and free tutorials
- ACT - ACT Testing
- Collegeboard - SAT Testing
- Fairtest - List of colleges that are test optional
- March2Success - Prepare for ASVAB and free ACT practice session
- NOCTI - Technical skill certification
- Military - ASVAB testing for military
COLLEGE MAJORS & RANKINGS
- My Majors
- College Majors 101
- US News - best colleges, best engineering schools, 100 best jobs, etc.
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
- FAFSA - Apply for financial aid - starting October, senior year
- FAFSA Forecaster - Predict grant money you may be eligible for - any grade level
- Fast Web - Scholarship search
- Fin Aid - Understanding the financial aid process
- Going Merry - Find scholarships and financial aid
- Raise Me - Micro scholarship search
- Scholarships360 - Scholarship search
- Scholarship Monkey - Scholarship search
- Scholarship Owl - Scholarship search
- Scholly - Comprehensive scholarship search (featured on Shark Tank - $3.75 a month / $45 a year)
- Todays Military - Links to Air Force, Marines, Navy, Army, Space Force and Coast Guard
CAREER INTEREST ASSESSMENTS
- 123 Test
- Monster - Career assessments
- PA Career Zone - Interest profiler for career match assessment
- What Career is Right for Me?
CAREER RESEARCH/JOB HUNTING
- BLS - Occupational Outlook Handbook: career profiles including salary, demand, etc.
- Salary - Compare salaries for different careers based on location
- Climbtheladder - Detailed occupation information such as duties, salary, trends, and skills.
- Onetonline - Find occupations by clusters, detailed descriptions
- Indeed, Monster, Career Builder - Locat current job openings geographically
- Google - How to write a great college essay, how to ace a college interview, is an Ivy League education worth it, advantages of attending a community college, how many times should I take the SAT, how to earn a better ASVAB score, trade careers with big salaries, how old do you have to be to obtain a CDL license, great careers without college, etc.