College Research and Resources

College Research and Resources

COLLEGE RESEARCH

College Planning Guide

College Fly In Programs

Essay Writing Resources

Mapping Your Future

Naviance Family Connection

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Guide to career information about hundreds of occupations

Tips for Writing Your Personal Statement

Factors in the College Admissions Decision

Going to a College Fair

The GAP year - An enhancement to the educational process for students who want to explore other interests between their high school and college years

GAP year fair - Oak Park River Forest High School - January 28, 2017

Article: How Taking a Gap Year Can Shape Your Life

Applying to College as an LGBTQ Student - Human Rights Campaign

Supporting Transgender Students - Resource for College Access Professionals

Midwest Student Exchange Program - Over 100 colleges and universities in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin have opened their doors to each others' citizens at more affordable rates.

www.chronicle.com                               Chronicle of Higher Education. You have to subscribe.

www.collegeboard.com                         Excellent college search, test information, career and financial aid info

www.collegeview.com                           Good search, provides editing on essays and e-apps

www.highereducationstation.org          Comprehensive site sponsored by IACAC

www.petersons.com                              A good start for college admissions information

www.campustours.com                         Virtual tours of hundreds of campuses

https://www.campuspride.org/              Campus Pride - LGBTQ

www.CTCL.com                                   40 of the most distinctive colleges & universities, based on Loren Pope’s book: Colleges That Change Lives

www.womenscolleges.org                    A comprehensive site with information about & links to women’s colleges

www.commonapp.org                          The common application can be used to apply to many schools

www.collegequest.com                        Provided by Peterson’s

www.fiskeguide.com                            College Finder. Offers an introduction to the nation’s best and most interesting schools in handy lists and bulleted descriptions

 

COLLEGE MAJORS

www.aacsb.edu                                   Listing and standards for Business majors

www.musictherapy.org                        American Music Therapy Association

www.grammy.com                              National Association of Recording Arts

www.seaworld.org                               Provides info on programs for students who want to work with animals

www.aaf.org                                        American Advertising Association

www.aamc.org                                     Association of American Medical Colleges

 

COLLEGE ADMISSION TESTING

www.act.org                                        ACT Test Registration. Provides test taking strategies

www.collegeboard.org                        SAT & AP Test registration. Good testing information and college search.

www.kaplan.com                                 A testing company with testing services; also provide admission information

www.princetonreview.com                  Good college search

 

CAREER INFORMATION

www.bls.gov                                          Bureau of Labor Statistics

www.jobweb.org                                    Occupational Outlook Handbook

www.mappingyourfuture.org                 Good career, school, loan info

 

ATHLETICS

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Colleges that offer Bass Fishing

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

www.volunteermatch.org

https://www.asphome.org/                     Appalachia Service Project