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					                                                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. Achievement & Educational Opportunities
www.HBCUmentor.org                                               Historically Black Colleges & Universities – college planning, fin. aid, career
www.aicad.org                                                    Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design
http://www.ldonline.org                                          College planning for students with learning disabilities
www.wedirectyou.com/womennmr/colleges.htm                        Directory of women's colleges

www.ncaa.org                                                     NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Assn) – rules and eligibility
www.nacda.ocsn.com                                               National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
www.njcaa.org                                                    National Junior College Athletic Association

International/Study Abroad
http://edupass.com/                                              International students going to college in the US
http://www.ies-ed.com/                                           International colleges
http://www.studyabroad.com/                                      Studying Abroad
Financial Aid/Scholarships
www.gsfc.org                                                     Georgia Student Finance Commission-HOPE Scholarship, loans, grants
www.fastweb.com                                                  Fast Web – scholarship and college searches; financial aid tools
www.scholarships.com                                             Free scholarship search, financial aid resources, education loans
www.fastaid.com                                                  Fast Aid – Free scholarship search
www.finaid.org                                   Finaid! – Scholarships, loans, savings, military aid
www.fafsa.ed.gov                                 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – online application
www.ed.gov/studentaid                            Federal Student Aid – Funding your education, loans, FAFSA online
www.srnexpress.com                               SRN (Scholarship Resource Network) Express– free scholarship search
www.freescholarship.com                          Free Scholarship – scholarship search, financial aid
www.scholarshipcoach.com                         Scholarship Coach – scholarship search help
www.brokescholar.com/                            Helps students and parents with financial aid & college scholarships
www.freschinfo.com                               Fresch! – Free Scholarship search
www.nssfns.com/                                  National Scholarship Service
www.wiredscholar.com                             Planning, applying, deciding, and financing college
www.scholarships101.com                          Scholarship and financial aid information
www.collegescholarships.com                      Scholarship, financial aid, and loan information
Testing Companies/Organizations
www.act.org                                      ACT - online registration, college, career and financial aid searches
www.collegeboard.com                             PSAT, SAT, & AP info.; online registration; PROFILE application
www.kaplan.com                                   Kaplan, Inc. - test preparation (PSAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL and more)
www.ets.org                                      Educational Testing Service - online tests & test prep software for sale
www.studyworks.com                               Study Works – SAT Prep information, study aides, and classes
www.gedtest.org                                  GED Testing Service
www.fairtest.org                                 Colleges by state that do not require college entrance tests
www.number2.com                                  Free SAT, ACT, and GRE prep; Vocab builder; financial aid resource
www.thewritingspecialists.com                    Writing tests for SAT II, UC's Subject A and GRE; personal critiques
www.highschoolhub.org/hub/hub.cfm                SAT vocabulary and daily questions; high school study guides
www.doe.k12.ga.us/curriculum/testing/ghsgt.asp   Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT)
www.doe.k12.ga.us/curriculum/testing/eoct.asp    End of Course Tests (EOCT)
www.testprepreview.com                           Online GHSGT practice tests for no charge
www.USATestprep.com                              GHSGT and EOCT
www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy             AP Policies at colleges and universities
Career Information
www.bls.gov                                      Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook
www.mapping-your-future.org                      Financial strategies, career options, and college planning
www.CareersandColleges.com                       Colleges, careers, scholarships, fin. aid, loans, test prep, essays, athletics
www.myfuture.com/career/interest.html            Career Toolbox - a career interest quiz
www.careerexplorer.net/aptitude_test.asp         Career Searches and Assessments
www.adventuresineducation.org/planning/          Planning a Career
www.keirsey.com/cgi-bin/keirsey/newkts.cgi       Kiersey Temperment Sorter
www.DoWhatYouAre.com                             Myers-Briggs
www.asvabprogram.com                             ASVAB
US Military
www.cga.edu                                      US Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT
www.nadn.navy.mil                                US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD
www.usafa.af.mil                                 US Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO
www.usma.edu                                     US Military Academy at West Point, NY
www.usmma                                        US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY
www.sss.gov                                      On-line registration for United States Selective Service
Volunteer Opportunities
www.handsonatlanta.org/                          Hands on Atlanta
www.volunteermatch.org                           VolunteerMatch - match your interests to volunteer opportunities online
www.servenet.org/                                ServeNet - resource center for service and volunteering
www.americorps.org/                              Americorps

www.essayedge.com                                Essay Edge – tips on writing college essays, Admissions Essay 101
http://www.accepted.com/college/                 Do's and Don'ts and sample essays
http://world.std.com/~edit/ouch.htm              Worst Essays
www.how-to-study.com or www.howtostudy.com       How to Study – improving study skills
www.studytips.org                                Study Tips
The institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education (ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx).