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Websites for College Planning

The following websites are helpful in preparing for college. Visit the appropriate website for more information about testing or eligibility.

To register for the ACT online: visit their website
To register for the SAT online: visit their website
Financial Aid visit their website
NCAA Athletic Eligibility visit their website
FAFSA - Financial Aid visit their website
Homework Help visit their website
Standardized Test Help visit their website
College Toolkit.com visit their website
Achieve Alabama visit their website

Career Links

visit their website Wet Feet

Learn about requirements, career tracks, the job outlook and compensation in these careers.


visit their website Education Online Search

Education Online Search is a free college and career education portal, to help you learn about careers and the schools offering education and degrees for the fields you choose.You'll also find a directory of colleges which let you fill out a simple online form to request detailed school and financial aid information.


visit their website Career One-Stop

Access to free Career Toolbox, Jung Typology Tests, Keirsey Temperament Sorter, Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential, etc... to assess your unique skills, abitilities and interests as it relates to the world of work.


visit their website Live Career

Free career interest report and resume builder.


visit their website Grad's Guide to Getting Hired

For college seniors, the pressure to find a job rises as graduation nears. Will there be jobs available in their fields, and will they pay enough? Those who wait for the end of their graduation ceremony to prepare for the job hunt may already find themselves falling behind in the search for opportunities. This guide will assist students in building job search resources, developing a solid network, and deploying an effective search strategy that will land interviews and, most importantly, their first job out of school.


visit their website O*Net Online Career Information

A tool for career exploration and job analysis. O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!


visit their website Personality Type

Knowing your personality type can help you to discover your perfect career and much more. Find out how by taking our Fast, Accurate and Free Personality Type Assessment!


Comprehensive Guides

visit their website CampusTours,LLC

Virtual tours of various colleges, webcams, campus maps, college videos, movies and pictures.


visit their website Next Step Magazine

NextStepU Magazine and NextStepU.com help high school junior and senior students plan for their next steps in planning for college, careers and life. NextStepU is an easy, free resource for high school students, parents and school counselors that helps them find information about pursuing a career, joining the military, applying to and attending a community college or four-year college or university, finding financial aid and scholarships for college or university, finding a college match, and developing important life skills.


visit their website The College Board

Useful information about campus visits, interviews, and other parts of the college search process. Downloadable applications for over 800 colleges and a solid, comprehensive search engine. There is also an abundance of information on the SAT.


visit their website U. S. News College and Careers Center

College rankings, advice from high school counselors and financial aid experts, a comprehensive college search engine, and college links galore


College Search Sites

visit their website CollegeNet

Cool-looking site with an enormous searchable database of schools, plus links to the colleges. Search variables include state or region, majors, and tuition. The lack of a selectivity variable, however, means it may be tough to narrow the field.


visit their website College View

One of the most detailed search engines on the Net, with wide-ranging criteria that include diversity, field of study, religious affiliation, athletics, special programs, and services for disabled.


visit their website College Zone

Extensive links to colleges and universities. Advice on interviews and admission.


visit their website The Princeton Review

A good search engine with a wide array of variables, including location, academics, sports, student life and housing.