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Going to College?

Are you planning on going to college? Are you a new or returning student? The resources below will aid you in your college search.

Prepare for College

GACollege411- Provided by the Georgia Student Finance Commission, this website provides information about how to apply for the Hope Scholarship, information about Georgia colleges and universities, and a student planner to help guide you through the application process.

College Answer- Provided by SallieMae, this website contains useful information for preparing a college, selecting a college, applying for college, and financing college.

College Board for Students- At this website, you can practice for the SAT and PSAT, plan for college, find a college, and learn how to apply and pay for college.

Campus Grotto- Provides tips on how to prepare for college, including college living, student health insurance, and advice for freshman year.

MyFuture- Find a career, learn about applying for college, and explore options in the military.

What to Bring to College- Provides a helpful list of what students should (and should not) bring to college.

Help with Entrance Exams

ACT Assessment- This website provides you with information about the ACT assessment, testing and registration dates, and tips on taking the exam.

SAT Assessment- Contains information about the SAT college entrance exam, testing dates, and how to excel on the test.

College Entrance Exams- From CliffsNotes, this website covers strategies for various sections of the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and the ELM (Entry Level Mathematics) tests.

Princeton Review- Get help preparing for all types of college and graduate school exams.

Test Prep Review- Provides free online practice tests for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and many other college and graduate school entrance exams.

Research Colleges

CollegeBound.net- Research colleges and universities, discover popular college majors, and more.

CollegeView- This database allows you to search over 3,000 two and four year schools based on your search criteria.

How to Choose the Right College- This article from NPR discusses eight helpful tips on choosing the right college.

Online Colleges- Search for accredited online colleges based on subject and degree level.

Financial Aid Information

Cappex- Uncover millions in scholarships from colleges, universities, private companies, foundations and more.

FAFSA on the Web- This is the place to start when applying for federal financial aid.

FastWeb- Find scholarships and grants. Registration is required to search for awards, but it is free to register.

FinAid!- This website provides information on various types of aid including military. It also allows you to create a profile that will search against its list of scholarships. Also has specific information for minorities.

Financial Aid Facts- Learn about the different types of financial aid available, and tips on how to write a scholarship essay.

Pell Grants- Money for college holding you back? Pell Grants are a great way to finance your schooling.

Student Aid on the Web- Provided by the U.S. Department of Education, you can find information about federal financial aid, the FAFSA, and other tools to help you locate financial aid.

Explore Careers

Occupational Outlook Handbook- This site contains detailed information on various careers including information about education requirements, pay, and long term trends for the profession.

Career One Stop- Explore occupations and careers, take a career assessment, and browse the fastest growing careers.

My Major- Take a short quiz to determine what you should major in, based on your interests.

Other Resources

Buy Textbooks- Search and purchase used textbooks for your classes from Amazon.com.

Campus Books 4 Less- This site searches the major online college bookstores for the best deals on textbooks.

College Roommate Rules- Tips for living with roommates during college.

GPA Calculator- Provides a calculator and instructions on how to calculate your GPA.

Internship Search- Find an internship by major, location, or employer.

Plagiarism- From Indiana University, this website describes what plagiarism is and how to recognize and avoid it.

U.S. Department of Education Publications- Order free publications from the U.S. Department of Education. Topics include funding education beyond high school, direct loan basics, and college preparation checklists.


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