Online College Sources
1- CollegeBound Network
The one-stop e-zine/portal for college prep teens! Besides smart lifestyle commentary, the site also offers resources and tools for your college search, test-taking advice, and scholarship searches.
GoCollege is dedicated to furthering educational opportunities for the youth
of America. GoCollege recognizes that the future of our country rests with
a solid education for all whom can reach out and grasp from the tree of knowledge.
Online College Applications and Free Financial Aid Search; can’t search by admissions criteria, but you can e-mail questions to colleges. There is an online application fee and entry for scholarships.
Limited college list, but there is a scholarship search (for a small fee).
Free, powerful tools for the college planning and application process. Also includes test-prep tools for the SAT and ACT.
6-Wisconsin Independent Colleges & Universities
First-stop admissions portal for the campuses and programs of Wisconsin’s private colleges and universities
A wealth of information for the next stage of your education: search for colleges and financial aid.
8-University of Wisconsin System Portal
A first-stop student guide to the campuses and programs in the UW system
9-Occupational Outlook Handbook
For hundreds of different types of jobs; tells you: training and education needed; expected job prospects and earnings; working conditions and responsibilities. Also includes job search tips, state/local tops and links.
10-Know How 2 Go (Wisconsin)
Makes a great companion to the national KnowHow2Go Web site with specific resources geared toward Wisconsin students
11-Know How 2 Go (to College)
College doesn’t just happen; you have to work to make it a reality. You know why to go to college; we’re here to tell you how. There are specific steps you need to take and this site can help you along the way. Remember, it’s never too early-or too late-to start on the road to college.
12- Common Application
The Common Application membership association was established to provide a common, standardized first-year application form for use at any of close to 300 member institutions.
13-Majors & Careers Browser
From the College Board.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) — administered by the College Board (just as AP/Advanced Placement tests are) offers tests in reasoning and subject areas; register online and search for codes for colleges to send your reports to.
The ACT — administered by “American College Testing” — is America’s most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
Preparing for a test isn’t easy, and most test takers have some sort of test anxiety as they prepare. I know standardized tests have always given me a sense of dread, even when I’m adequately prepared and know I will do well on the test. Through high school, college, and then graduate school, the tests seemed to only get more complicated and more important. Preparing for the next difficult standardized test in my immediate future became a way of life for me.