College Research and Resources

College Research and Resources



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 - New Trier 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.                               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              Campus Pride - LGBTQ                                     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 ADMISSION 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 INFORMATION                                          Bureau of Labor Statistics                                    Occupational Outlook Handbook                 Good career, school, loan info


FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS                                  Free Application for Federal Student Aid                                 Great scholarship search                         Illinois Student Assistance Commission                               Student loan information                                      Guide to financial aid                          Find money for college



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