HELPFUL WEBSITES These website resources are not affiliated with Clayton County Schools. The Clayton County School System does not endorse these agencies, or any of the products and /or services that may be associated with them. These resources are provided solely for educational and demonstrative purposes. College Searches Most colleges have their own web sites. Many of the web sites below will link you to them. www.gacollege411.org Free site helping students plan, apply, and pay for college www.usg.edu/ga-easy Eases the process of selecting & applying to GA colleges/universities www.connectedu.net Way to manage the college application process www.checkout.georgiacolleges.org Georgia Foundation for Independent College www.princetonreview.com Use Counselor-O-Matic on this website; Tips on test scores, school exploration, financial aid www.allaboutcollege.com College directory, college chat, study abroad, test prep, financial aid www.anycollege.net College search by major, state, type of school, sports www.college.us.com College information www.collegeview.com Hobsons College View–online college search service; financial aid; career ctr www.college411.org Colleges and careers, financial aid, info for minorities, info. for parents www.collegeweeklive.com College virtual fair & planning in a live, interactive environment www.CollegeBasics.com admissions tips & insider secrets about planning for college & much more www.ivysuccess.com Ivy League college searches and information www.collegesofdistinction.com Profiling America’s Best Bets in Higher Education www.makingcollegecount.com/ Making College Count www.dtae.org Dept. of Technical & Adult Education - info on GA Technical Colleges www.usnews.com Searching for colleges & financial aid (Premium Online Edition) Other Helpful Sites www.commonapp.org The Common Application: application form of 230 selective colleges & uni. www.campustours.com Virtual campus tours, campus maps, web cams, photos, videos, movies www.catholiccollegesonline.org National Catholic College Admission Association www.christiancollegementor.com Christian College Mentor www.mymajors.com My Majors – Find a college or university major www.degreesearch.com/ Degree Search www.hispaniconline.com/edu&/index.html College admission, testing, & scholarships geared toward Hispanic students www.connectforkids.org Spanish Resources on Stud. 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