Test Preparation / Registration:
Register for the SATs, send scores, take practice tests, and plan for college.
The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide free, personalized SAT preparation. The website provides access to 4 full SAT tests, interactive practice and diagnostic quizzes to focus your practice.
Register for the ACT’s, send scores, take practice tests, and plan for college.
Ongoing list of colleges and universities which do not require standardized testing as an admissions requirement.
Post-Secondary Searching / Planning:
Family connection site for Naviance, the LOLHS web search database. Also available via the Counseling Department’s page on the Region #18 High Website.
The famous (or infamous) US News rankings of the “best” colleges and universities can be found on this site. Comparisons of up to four colleges, includes scholarship research center with search engine matching awards to the student’s profile.
One-stop college and career planning site.
US Department of Labor, occupational information
FAFSA on the web. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online. Register with Selective Service. Search for Federal School Codes.
United States Department of Education Net Price Calculator Center. Enables you to search for any school’s Net Price Calculator and it will bring you to the calculator for that school either on their website or on the College Board site.
New website that provides a straightforward and easy to understand information about planning and paying for college.
Combines college planning and financial literacy information from five separate agencies: the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET), the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA), the Office of Higher Education, the Department of Banking and the Department of Consumer Protection. Students can get information on scholarships, loans and college savings plans.
One of the fastest and largest scholarship search engines on the Net, this site allows users to create their own personalized profiles and directs them to the best scholarship funds for their needs. Use of the site is free. There are numerous links to all forms of financial aid.
A free, comprehensive independent and objective guide to student financial aid.
United States Department of Education
One-stop site for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options and college planning.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Student loan option but the web site also offers information regarding scholarships, financial aid process and information.
Gap Year Resources:
The Gap Year Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit accreditation and standards-setting organization for gap years that is recognized as such by the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Our primary focus is on making gap years an accessible option for high school graduates.
Post Graduate Opportunities:
The Association of Boarding Schools serves college-preparatory boarding schools in the United States, Canada, and around the globe. The Association leads a domestic and international effort to promote awareness and understanding of boarding schools and to expand the applicant pool for member institutions.
Information for Student Athletes:
An excellent site where you can check to make sure you are on track to meet NCAA academic eligibility and core course requirements and get information on Division I, II, and III recruiting rules. See what the graduation rate of the athletic programs and the athletes in your sport are at the college in which you are interested.
Information on National Directory of College Athletics; includes a database of email addresses of coaches from different schools across the country
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