Helpful Websites For Post-Secondary Planning
Register for the SATs, send scores, take practice tests, plan for college
Register for the ACTs, send scores, take practice tests, plan for college
ACT and SAT lab to help students prepare for the tests. Well-organized format. Also includes college guidance resources and information on applying for financial aid. Free diagnostic, test strategies.
Family connection site for Naviance, the LOLHS web search database.
Search for colleges and universities, graduate programs, summer opportunities, private secondary schools, and PG year programs, study abroad programs
A comprehensive education and employment guide to American colleges and universities. Includes a browsable database of nearly 100,000 college and university programs and degrees, featuring over 500 unique areas of study. Also offers career and employment resources.
The famous (or infamous)
The Connecticut Department of Higher Ed’s website to learn about postsecondary education opportunities in CT, including information about AmeriCorps, the Education and Employment Information Center, career schools, financial aid, etc.
Finding the right college using a student as athlete framework
One-stop college and career planning site
Information about 2-year, transfer, and part-time opportunities
U.S. Department of Labor, occupational information
Government services/information on the Internet
FAFSA on the web.File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online. Register with Selective Service. Search for
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.
A list of scholarships from around the country
Mega-database of college and scholarship information; easy to use, contains mostly basic information; scholarship search includes 600,000 awards
One-stop site for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options and college planning
Connecticut Student Loan Foundation; nonprofit group that helps students and parents navigate through the financial aid process start to finish; will assist with any forms necessary to obtain financial aid
INFORMATION FOR STUDENT ATHLETES
Information on National Directory of College Athletics; includes a database of email addresses of coaches from different schools across the country
An excellent site where you can check to make sure you are on track to meet academic eligibility and core course requirements and get information on Division I,II, and II 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. Link to the NCAA Clearinghouse to register for eligibility