College Guides

From U.S. News & World Report, September 8, 1997

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDES

American School Counselor Association
Links to college home pages and to high school home pages that offer Internet lesson plans, career tips, and other useful information. Also advice on how to write an application essay.

Net Tips
Post a question or read advice from the College Board's Ken Hartman, author of Internet Guide for College-Bound Students, which offers guidance on how to use the Web most efficiently.

Peterson's Education & Career Center
Campus news, advice on writing application essays, and an engine for college searches.

The College Board
A lot of 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.

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

College Edge
A search engine with variables such as school size but few campus life variables such as diversity. A good searchable scholarship database, for which you must register, plus articles and chat forums.

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.

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, and services for disabled students.

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

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


FINANCIAL AID

FAFSA on the Web
Interactive Web version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

FastWEB
A free, searchable scholarship database that enables you to locate sources of financial aid that are suitable for you.

Financial Aid Information Page
Rich offerings on everything from scam alerts to scholarship searches.

The Student Guide
Financial aid primer from the U.S. Department of Education, plus FAFSA links.


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