ACADEMICAL STUDY INTERNET RESOURCES

Internet Resources

SPECIAL SEARCH ENGINES WITH SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

SAT and ACT Test Preparation

ACT

ACT, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides educational services to students and their parents, to high schools and colleges, and to professional associations and government agencies. They are best known for their college admissions testing program.

 

URL: http://www.act.org/

 

The College Board

The College Board offers substantive information, test-taking tips, and sage advice about both the SAT-I and SATII,

and others tests as well.

 

URL: http://cbweb1.collegeboard.org/sat/html/students/prep000.html

 

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

ETS Net is a gateway to information about college and graduate school admissions and placement tests, with links to AP, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, The Praxis Series, and TOEFL sites, as well as other educational resources. ETS Net provides sample test questions, test preparation, and test registration. It also contains information on ETS research initiatives, teacher certification, college planning, financial aid, and links to college and university sites.

 

URL: http://www.ets.org/

 

Princeton Review

Take an online SAT, check results Appendixes I 131 and analyses of previous SATs, learn test-taking tricks, and much, much more. A career inventory is linked http://cgi.review.com/birkman/birkman.cfm   to the Princeton Review for students who are thinking in that direction.

 

URL: http://www.review.com/college/

 

Testprep

PSAT and SAT Prep, sponsored by Stanford Testing Systems, Inc. When users follow the instructions for taking a prep test, Stanford Testing Systems software will diagnose weak areas and provide specific questions to strengthen scores.

 

URL: http://www.testprep.com/index.html

 

 

College Planning Internet Sites

 

College Board Online

The College Board is a national membership association of schools and colleges whose aim is to facilitate student transition to higher education. They offer information tailored to students, parents, and teachers. Users can register for  and practice for SATs. Financial aid information is available.

 

URL: http://www.collegeboard.org/

 

College Board’s new ExPAN is an information and search site where you can use a variety of criteria to find the right college.

 

URL: http://www.collegeboard.org/csearch/bin/ch01.cgi

 

 

College Choice Website

This is a comprehensive college-planning web site hosted by the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. The information is categorized in an easy-to-use format, which makes it an ideal place to start.

 

URL: http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/mm/cc/home.html

 

CollegeScape

A source of information about highly selective colleges and universities. This organization charges each college $1,500 when a student uses the online application, so the colleges listed are those that can afford to and want to pay a service fee.

 

URL: http://www.collegescape.com/

 

College and University Home Pages

This site is a link to more than 3,000 college and university home pages.

 

URL: http://www.gse.ucla.edu/mm/cc/links/schools.html

 

The Consumer Information Center in Pueblo, Colorado

An informative publication, “Preparing Your Child for College,” is available through the Internet from the electronic arm of the Government Document Distribution Center in Pueblo, Colorado.

 

URL: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov

 

Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP)

TIP’s college planning pages include a wonderful FAQ titled “Dear Admissions Guru” that answers many common

questions and a useful college search engine.

 

URL: http://www.jayi.com/ or http://www.jayi.com/ACG/ques.html

 

Go College

A commercial site that offers SAT practice tests on announced dates. They also offer simple and advanced searching for colleges that match the user’s criteria, and, for a fee, other services such as a searchable scholarship database.

 

URL: http://www.gocollege.com/

 

Kaplan Education Center

This site, sponsored by Kaplan Test Preparation, provides a great deal of information about starting the college process. PSAT, SAT, and ACT information and sample test questions are available, plus timely information on the college admissions process.

 

URL: http://www.kaplan.com/precoll/

 

Lycos

Lycos is an index that lists college home pages by geographic location.

 

URL: http://a2z.lycos.com/Education/College_Horne_Pages/

 

Petersons

Petersons is one of the most comprehensive college planning sites. They have a search engine that allows the user to type in criteria and search for colleges that match. Financial aid information is included in their extensive offerings.

 

URL: http://www.petersons.com/

 

Princeton Review

Offers a search engine that lets you type criteria and then looks for schools that match. They also have a listing of “best” schools.

 

URL: http://www.review.com/college/

 

The Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TGSLC)

TGSLC makes a great deal of information available to help prospective college students prepare for college. Its information includes career planning and college selection information. The Internet site is titled “Adventures in Education.”

 

URL: http://www.tgslc.org

 

US News – (school rankings by category)

 

URL: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/fair/home.htm

 

URL: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/fair/RNK_MAIN.HTM

 

Yahoo’s College Select

(information on colleges and the college-planning process)

One of the large directories of information, Yahoo has an information page on Education and additional pages with information about preparing for college and paying for college. It also provides information about College Honors Programs. .

 

URL: http://yahoo.com/Education/

 

URL: http://www.yahoo.com/Education/Higher_Education/Honors_Programs

 

 

Financial Aid

 

College Guides and Aid

A commercial site that offers some free services, some services for a fee, and an online college-planning bookstore with book reviews.

 

URL: http://www.collegeguides.com/

 

Counseling Resources

 

URL: http://www.cybercom.com/~chuck/guide.html#B

 

FastWEB

This commercial site offers an extensive searchable database of sources for financial aid, including work-study, scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants, and loans. Their services are advertised as free.

 

URL: http://www.fastweb.com/

 

URL: http://web.studentservices.com/fastweb/

 

 

 

 

 

The Financial Aid Information Page

This site is sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and has links to a wide selection of financial aid sources.

URL: http://www.finaid.org/

 

URL: http://www.cs.cmu,edu/afs/cs/user/mkant/Public/FinAid/finaid.html

 

The Illinois Student Aid Commission (ISAC)

ISAC also provides information about preparing and paying for college.

 

URL: http://www.isacl.org

 

The Student Loan Marketing Association  (Sallie Mae)

Sallie Mae is a provider of financial services and operational support for higher education, Use the address below to  access information offered by Sallie Mae on planning for college.

 

URL: http://www.salliemae.com

 

U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

Offers a student’s guide and other useful information.

 

URL: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/index.html

 

URL: http://www.ed.gov/pro~info/SFA/StudentGuide

 

US News Online

 

URL: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/?/home.htm

 

Other Useful and Interesting College-Planning Sites

 

Distance Education Clearinghouse

 

http://www.uwex.edu/disted/home.html

 

A Comprehensive List of Distance Learning Sites

 

http://talon.extramural.uiuc.edu/ramage/disted.html

 

CampusTours

A guide to virtual tours at colleges and universities around the nation.

 

URL:http://www.campustours.com/

 

Chuck Eby’s Counseling Resources

The owner of this site provides a long list of links to college planning sites categorized into Preparation, College Search and Information, College Information, and Special (e.g., historically black colleges and Business Trade & Technical Vocational Schools). Users will also find sources for study skills, financial aid information, career information, and resources for counselors and parents. The information has been kept up to date and is easy to use.

 

URL: http://www.cybercom.com/~chuck/college.html

 

 

 

Counselor-O-Matic

This service helps students select a range of appropriate schools: some that are “long shots,” some that match the student’s credentials, and some that are likely to be “safety schools.”

 

URL: http://review.com/time/counseloromatic/index.html

 

Digital Campus

Link Magazine’s Digital Campus offers plenty of articles, links, and services relevant to U.S. college students.

 

URL: http://www.linkmag.com/

 

The National Association of Secondary School Principals

Download the common application.

 

URL: http://www.nassp.org/services/commapp.htm

 

Princeton Review

RemindORama-a virtual nag! Register with this service and they will send you e-mail messages reminding you of critical college-planning dates.

 

URL: http://cgLreview.com/remind/

 

 

WWW Search Engines and Directories

World Wide Web search engines are used to search the Internet for information. They vary from one another; be sure to

read the suggestions for searching that are available at each site.

 

AltaVista- http://www.altavista.digital.com/

 

Dogpile- http://www.dogpile.com

 

Excite- http://www.excite.com

 

Lycos- http://www.lycos.com/

 

Magellan- http://www.mckinley.com/

 

SnapOnline- http://home.snap.com/

 

Webcrawler- http://www.WebCrawler.com

 

 

 

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