Applying to College
College Board – Register for SATs, take SAT practice tests, search for colleges, apply to college — all from here!
Common Application Online – One application, one essay, 255 colleges and universities that will accept it!
LearningExpress Library – College Prep Center offers practice ACT, PSAT, SAT, and AP exams
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Click the links below to learn more about paying for college:
Connecticut Office of Higher Education – Paying for College Student Aid Guide
CHESLA (Connecticut Higher Ed. Supplemental Loan Authority)
Student Aid on the Web
Financial Aid Calculators
The Student Guide to Financial Aide: U.S. Department of Education
NCAA Guide for the Student -Athlete- – NCAA Student-Athlete eligibility and recruiting
Occupational Outlook Handbook– Complied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this handbook offers a huge collection on career information, including working conditions, earnings, required education, and more. Discover hundreds of potential careers at your fingertips!
Jobstar Central – Create the perfect resume and cover letter using the guides available here. Also, there are tons of tips on getting an awesome job, like finding “hidden” jobs and how to negotiate for a higher salary.
LearningExpress Library – Take practice tests for specific careers and access resources that will prepare you for career success, from the job search to interviewing and beyond.
Jobs for Teens HQ – Download a free job search guide, look up jobs available for ages 11-18, get resume and interview help, and learn more about labor laws and work permits.
Other job search engines:
America's Armed Services
Guide to Understanding ROTC Programs – From the website: ” The acronym stands for “Reserve Officers’ Training Corps,” and its goal is to train college students for future service in branches of the U.S. military; the Army, Air Force, and Navy each have their own ROTC programs.”
Americorps – The National Civilian Community Corps. An opportunity for 18-to-24-year olds to serve communities across the country while earning money for college.
My Future – A resource developed by the U.S. Department of Defense, this guide covers options for life after high school. Military, non-military, internships, and volunteer work are covered.
Today’s Military – Produced by the U.S. Department of Defense, this website will help you weigh the opportunities and benefits military service has to offer. Information on all the military service branches is located towards the bottom of the homepage.