Recommended References Before College
Here is a list of recommended college references, and useful websites, that will shed light on your college and career search. These are a few small steps that will have big effects on your next level of education.
Books for College Research
Counseling Recommended Books
Web Based Resources
College and IB
IB College Credit Database
College And Careers
Naviance Family Connection
College research and tracking. Requires login information from the school.
Research colleges, majors and financial aid.
An organization that connects students to colleges and opportunities. Register online for the SAT.
A guide to more than 4,600 schools.
U.S. News & World Report
Best college rankings in U.S. News and World Report, with admissions information.
Historically Black Colleges & Universities
Virtual Campus Tours
A source for college campus tours.
Go See College
A college trip planner.
The Common Application
A common application form for over 300 colleges.
Information on Louisiana’s Tuition Opportunity Program for Students
Financial Aid Guide
U.S. Dept. of Education resources on financial aid
College Scholarships and Financial Aid Page
Easy access to information on colleges, scholarships and SAT and ACT test preparation.
A database of more than 180,000 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loans.
The FAFSA Express
Download a free financial aid application.
CSS Profile On-Line
The form many private colleges require, in addition to the FAFSA, for those applying for financial aid.
A database for scholarship searches and information concerning financial aid.
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
A database for resources to explain your financial aid package and help students calculate final cost of attendance.
Black Excel: The College Help Network
A scholarship service for African-Americans
Scholarship Scam Page
Federal Trade Commission info about scholarship scams
Sallie Mae Financial Aid Information
A multi-purpose lending service which helps students secure loans. The CASHE scholarship search can be accessed through this site.
Scholarships and Financial Aid For Minorities
Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College
Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges
“No Essay” College Scholarship
United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Scholarship America Scholarships
Information about playing sports at the NCAA Division I, II, or III college level.
ACT Home Page
FAQs about ACT; strategies & sample questions.
College Board SAT Test Center
SAT preparation and practical questions.