Guidance

Dan Paradis-Guidance Counselor

www.collegeboard.org One of the best overall websites for parents and students:  testing, college & career planning, applying, financial aid. www.collegeresults.org     Compare multiple schools – powerful site www.collegeprowler.com  Another great website to search for colleges. www.collegedata.com Great website to search for your perfect college www.capex.com College search and reviews, scholarships, and college admission chances. www.nationalappcenter.com Internet connection to colleges and universities in Massachusetts – now called National Application Center. www.princetonreview.com   Good site for college preparation testing: www.collegeview.com         College search and multimedia tours www.collegeexpress.com    College search engine

CAREER PLANNING TOOLS

https://masscis.intocareers.org/materials/portal/home.html Free website designed Massachusetts residents to make better-informed career and school choices. Can be used by middle and high school students. www.onetonline.org A powerful tool for career exploration and job analysis. Can be utilized by middle and high school students.

APPLICATION PROCESS

www.commonapp.org    Common Application website  - it’s a recommended form by many colleges. www.collegeboard.org A wonderful all purpose website www.collegeboard.org

COLLEGE TESTING

www.finaid.org  User-friendly guide regarding financial aid COMPARING FINANCIAL AID PACKAGES
www.act.org  The ACT test  www.collegeboard.org   SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, KHAN ACADEMY = SAT practice www.ets.org TOEFL, TOEIC, Praxis Series and GRE tests TEST PREPARATION AND INFORMATION 

satpractice.org  KHAN ACADEMY  Best site** connects to your College Board account

www.princetonreview.com www.kaplan.com www.powerprep.com www.gocollege.com www.fairtest.org NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE www.ncaaclearinghouse.net An important website for student athletes and administrators.

Resume Writing

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/resume-generator-30808.html     Free and easy to use

EMPLOYMENT

www.careerbuilder.com
www.monster.com
www.hotjobs.com
www.idealist.org

WRITE YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY

 www.collegeboard.org  In the search engine type 'essay'

VIRTUAL  COLLEGE TOURS AND GUIDES

www.campustours.com  Take virtual tours of hundreds of colleges across the country.

FINANCIAL AID

www.fafsa.gov  Used by many colleges – this will help you understand your financial eligibility – very important website

www.mefa.org  Mass Educational Financial Authority

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS www.fastweb.com www.collegeboard.org www.horacesmithfund.org www.communityfoundation.org