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College Research and Resources

College Research and Resources


College Application Organizer

College Planning Guide

College Fly In Programs

Essay Writing Resources

Factors in the College Admissions Decision

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

Article: How Taking a Gap Year Can Shape Your LifeApplying to College as an LGBTQ Student - Human Rights Campaign

Mapping Your Future

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.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Guide to career information about hundreds of occupations

Tips for Writing Your Personal Statement

Tips on attending a College Fair

Students With Disabilities
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
Steps to Success for Students with Learning Disabilities

College Research for LGBTQ+ Students, Campus Pride
College Guide for LGBTQ Students
Supporting Transgender Students, Resource for College Access Professionals

OTHER RESOURCES                               Chronicle of Higher Education. You have to subscribe.                         Excellent college search, test information, career and financial aid info                           Good search, provides editing on essays and e-apps          Comprehensive site sponsored by IACAC                              A good start for college admissions information                         Virtual tours of hundreds of campuses                                   40 of the most distinctive colleges & universities, based on Loren Pope’s book: Colleges That Change Lives                    A comprehensive site with information about & links to women’s colleges                          The common application can be used to apply to many schools                        Provided by Peterson’s                            College Finder. Offers an introduction to the nation’s best and most interesting schools in handy lists and bulleted descriptions


COLLEGE MAJORS                                   Listing and standards for Business majors                        American Music Therapy Association                              National Association of Recording Arts                               Provides info on programs for students who want to work with animals                                        American Advertising Association                                     Association of American Medical Colleges

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING                                        ACT Test Registration. Provides test taking strategies                        SAT & AP Test registration. Good testing information and college search.                                 A testing company with testing services; also provide admission information                  Good college search


CAREER RESEARCH                                          Bureau of Labor Statistics                                    Occupational Outlook Handbook                 Good career, school, loan info



National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Colleges that offer Bass Fishing


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES                     Appalachia Service Project