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College Search Resources/Links

College Planning Resources

Resources are essential to all Projects. They can be references, people, web sites, funding, or really anything else capable of or required for the completion of a project activity. Lack of proper resources, or using the wrong resources can significantly damage the possibility of Project success.

The internet can be a very valuable medium in which to locate and access resources. For example, you could use ‘Google’ to search upon the simple and accurate phrase of ‘College Planning’. The surprise though is in the results as you are presented with an astounding number… over 67,800,000 entries that meet that query.

The trick to effectively using resources is to know what resources will fit what tasks best. Quality rather than Quantity once again wins here… otherwise, you could find yourself surfing the net for weeks and possibly choosing resources that are either less helpful or even hurtful to the success of your Project.

There is a saying in the Project Management trade… Good Project planning takes advantage of Resources in order to succeed. Great Project planning makes sure you are using all the right Resources.

The following are links to various popular resources currently available on the internet that may be of help during your college planning efforts. We at Project-College utilize most of them as well as many others to assure that the student has access to all necessary resources to complete their College Planning Project. If you have any questions regarding these resources, feel free to contact us directly.

Standardized Testing:

>> CollegeBoard

... the official site of The College Board, a national nonprofit membership association whose mission is to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college and opportunity. The association is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Find study and preparation resources, dates of exams -- and register for tests online

>> ACT-SAT Prep

... the focus of this site is for college-bound high school students. General information, strategies, and practice questions for the ACT and SAT, there are also there resources and links.

>> Kaplan SAT Preparation

... As the world leader in test preparation, we provide an edge for high-achieving students seeking competitive academic and professional opportunities. Middle schoolers, college-bound teens, graduate school prospects, aspiring doctors and lawyers and English language learners rely on Kaplan to help them succeed on high-stakes exams. We offer preparation for more than 90 standardized tests for college and graduate school admissions, English language proficiency and professional licensing.


... English as a second language. At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research.Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® General and Subject Tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, and at over 9,000 locations worldwide.

Career Assessment:

>> Myers Briggs Personality Tests from Ransdell Associates

... personality and career preference tests, including Myers-Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory Tests, where you can learn more about yourself and career options. Fee-based.

>> CareerOneStop

... CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy

>> Big Five Personality Test

... while this personality assessment is not strictly career-oriented, it does provide insight that can be applied to careers. It ranks you on scales of closed-minded vs. open to new experiences; disorganized vs. conscientious; introverted vs. extraverted, disagreeable vs. agreeable, calm vs. high-strung.

>> Career Key

... it measures the strength of your six Holland personality types -- each is a combination of skills, abilities, values, and interests. These types are based on the career choice theory of Dr. John Holland, the career theory most often used by professional counselors.

College Reviews:

>> Student Reviews

... offers various information from students about colleges and processes associated with the college search process.

>> Campus Tours

... CampusTours is the worldwide leader in virtual college tours, interactive campus maps and academic multimedia, working with hundreds of colleges and universities since 1997. The CampusTours Productions division offers software to help colleges and universities develop, update and extend compelling multimedia presentations for the Web and mobile platforms and provides creative services including on-campus photography, panoramic image and video capture, and custom design, information architecture and development services.

Student Athletes:

>> NCAA Online

... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs. It is comprised of institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals committed to the best interests, education and athletics participation of student-athletes. This section of the Web site contains more details about the Association, its goals and members, and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.

Financial Aid:

>> Free Application for Federal Student Aid

... Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society.

>> Fast Web

... For nearly 15 years, FastWeb has been the leading scholarship search provider for every student, whether you’re in high school or a mother of two returning to school. One in eight high school seniors use FastWeb, and the site comes recommended by over 16,000 high schools and 3,600 colleges. FastWeb has attracted more than 34 million users and our numbers continue to grow daily.

>> Fin-Aid

... FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.


... The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is an association of over 3,000 colleges, universities, career schools, and others with an interest in student financial aid who work together to deliver sources of financial aid to students.

NASFAA doesn't provide financial aid directly to students; our members do that within their organizations. Your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college of your choice can help you with your specific situation. But we've collected the most useful financial aid information on the Web to point you in the right direction


>> Fast Web

... For nearly 15 years, FastWeb has been the leading scholarship search provider for every student, whether you’re in high school or a mother of two returning to school. One in eight high school seniors use FastWeb, and the site comes recommended by over 16,000 high schools and 3,600 colleges. FastWeb has attracted more than 34 million users and our numbers continue to grow daily.


... Since our founding in 1999, has had one goal: to help students find the money they need to get a college education. Over the last several years, we've become the largest free and independent college scholarship search and financial aid information resource on the Internet, and have been recognized by high schools, colleges, and universities nationwide. Our mission is to assist students and their families in not only finding college scholarships, but helping them explore valuable financial aid opportunities they may not have discovered otherwise.

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