Going to College?
Are you planning on going to college? Are you a new or returning student? The resources below will aid you in your college search.
Prepare for College
GACollege411- Provided by the Georgia Student Finance Commission, this website provides information about how to apply for the Hope Scholarship, information about Georgia colleges and universities, and a student planner to help guide you through the application process.
College Answer- Provided by SallieMae, this website contains useful information for preparing a college, selecting a college, applying for college, and financing college.
College Board for Students- At this website, you can practice for the SAT and PSAT, plan for college, find a college, and learn how to apply and pay for college.
Campus Grotto- Provides tips on how to prepare for college, including college living, student health insurance, and advice for freshman year.
MyFuture- Find a career, learn about applying for college, and explore options in the military.
What to Bring to College- Provides a helpful list of what students should (and should not) bring to college.
Help with Entrance Exams
ACT Assessment- This website provides you with information about the ACT assessment, testing and registration dates, and tips on taking the exam.
SAT Assessment- Contains information about the SAT college entrance exam, testing dates, and how to excel on the test.
College Entrance Exams- From CliffsNotes, this website covers strategies for various sections of the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and the ELM (Entry Level Mathematics) tests.
Princeton Review- Get help preparing for all types of college and graduate school exams.
Test Prep Review- Provides free online practice tests for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and many other college and graduate school entrance exams.
CollegeBound.net- Research colleges and universities, discover popular college majors, and more.
CollegeView- This database allows you to search over 3,000 two and four year schools based on your search criteria.
How to Choose the Right College- This article from NPR discusses eight helpful tips on choosing the right college.
Online Colleges- Search for accredited online colleges based on subject and degree level.
Financial Aid Information
Cappex- Uncover millions in scholarships from colleges, universities, private companies, foundations and more.
FAFSA on the Web- This is the place to start when applying for federal financial aid.
FastWeb- Find scholarships and grants. Registration is required to search for awards, but it is free to register.
FinAid!- This website provides information on various types of aid including military. It also allows you to create a profile that will search against its list of scholarships. Also has specific information for minorities.
Financial Aid Facts- Learn about the different types of financial aid available, and tips on how to write a scholarship essay.
Pell Grants- Money for college holding you back? Pell Grants are a great way to finance your schooling.
Student Aid on the Web- Provided by the U.S. Department of Education, you can find information about federal financial aid, the FAFSA, and other tools to help you locate financial aid.
Occupational Outlook Handbook- This site contains detailed information on various careers including information about education requirements, pay, and long term trends for the profession.
Career One Stop- Explore occupations and careers, take a career assessment, and browse the fastest growing careers.
My Major- Take a short quiz to determine what you should major in, based on your interests.
Buy Textbooks- Search and purchase used textbooks for your classes from Amazon.com.
Campus Books 4 Less- This site searches the major online college bookstores for the best deals on textbooks.
College Roommate Rules- Tips for living with roommates during college.
GPA Calculator- Provides a calculator and instructions on how to calculate your GPA.
Internship Search- Find an internship by major, location, or employer.
Plagiarism- From Indiana University, this website describes what plagiarism is and how to recognize and avoid it.
U.S. Department of Education Publications- Order free publications from the U.S. Department of Education. Topics include funding education beyond high school, direct loan basics, and college preparation checklists.