College Search Path Finder

Use the following Web resources to help you with your most important research project yet – your college decision.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Adventures in Education – College planning resources, career guidance

Campus Explorer – Search for colleges by location & degree/program type, advice section and videos from real students with each college review

College Confidential – Tools for choosing, applying to, and paying for college

College Crunch – College reviews, profiles, tips for figuring out college financing & career planning advice

College Grazing – Interest surveys designed to help you think about all things college related

College View – Career information, university profiles, scholarship & financial aid help

SchoolsintheUSA.com – Review college & university programs across the U.S.

Shmoop College 101 – Guide to college and university admissions

U. S. News College Page – Search for the school that best fits you. Get details on loans, grants, and scholarships.

Unigo – Learn about colleges from the inside with student generated reviews, videos, and photos

INTERACTIVE SEARCH TOOLS

Determine which schools best meet your needs based on academics, selectivity, diversity, environment, costs, distance, etc.

College Board Matchmaker – Generate a list of colleges that match your preferences or research a college you already have in mind.

College Board LikeFind – Information to help plan, apply, and pay for college.

Princeton Review Advanced School Search – Helps navigate the complexities of college admissions.

College Toolkit – Help with every step of the college admission process.

U. S. News College Personality Quiz – Find out how your attitude toward school impacts planning for college.

Career Explorer: Find Colleges – Find your perfect college, be it near or far.

CollegeNet – Put your insights and ideas into writing to help earn scholarships.

College View – Get a list of schools to match your need perfectly.

Peterson’s College Search – Find the best colleges and universities for you.

NCES College Search – College Navigator helps find the right school for you.

Careers and Colleges Search – Tools to assist in college planning.

U. S. College Search – Find a college that matches your needs.

E-Learning Search – Search undergraduate distance learning options.

Today’s Military – Learn about opportunities available in the military

Tuition Tracker – Research college costs for more than 3,700 U.S. colleges and universities.

COMPARE YOUR SELECTIONS

Collegeboard.com – Side by Side Comparison – Compare colleges side by side.

CAREER ADVICE

Use the following sites to explore careers and majors.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Find out about hundreds of different types of jobs.

Career Explorer – Job descriptions for dozens of major career fields.

Princeton Review Choosing a Major – Help in selecting a college major.

StudentJobs.gov – Federal government jobs for students and recent graduates.

Career City: Self Assessments – Explore majors and careers based on your preferencees.

Career Explorer Aptitude Test – Find a career that matches your skills and interests.

KEEP ON SCHEDULE WITH COLLEGE DATES AND DEADLINES

These planning tools will help make sure you don’t miss important opportunities.

College Board Starting Point

American Education Services College Calendar

College Admissions Timeline – from About.com

My College Calendar – Organize college applications & important due dates

Pennsylvania Mentor Planner

DIRECTORIES

Easy access to university home pages where you’ll find background information and be able to download applications and apply online.

A-Z Directory (U.S. News)

Yahoo! Colleges and Universities

All About College

Braintrack University Index

U101

ESSAY HELP

College Admission Essay

Three Steps to a Great College Essay(College Board)

EssayEdge Admissions Essay

College Essay Tips

About.com Application Essays

FINANCIAL AID

College Board: Pay for College

FAFSA on the Web

FinAid – Award-winning site for financial aid information, advice, and tools

Scholarships

Student Guide: Financial Aid (US DOE)

Sallie Mae College Answer

RESUMES

Emurse

How To Write a Resume

Gig Tide

Razume

Resumega

Job Spice

Resume Companion

Free Resume Builder

Resunate

Purdue OWL Resumes

JobWeb

Riley Guide

College Grad.com Resumes

Riley Guide

Resumes Online