College Search & Admission Process – College Navigator consists primarily of the latest data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES – the National Center for Education Statistics. – College Reality Check answers the following: How much will I actually pay for my degree? Will I graduate on time? Will I make enough to repay my debt? – College Results Online (CRO) is an interactive, user-friendly Web tool designed to provide policymakers, counselors, parents, students, and others with information about college graduation rates for nearly any four-year college or university in the country. – Affordable Colleges Online has developed comprehensive lists of affordable college and online college options. Students can now earn their degrees online from many types of institutions and in a variety of formats, as well as part-time or full-time. – has created a database of schools to help students and their families learn more about their best options for higher education. – College Data has information about more than 2,000 U.S. colleges and universities. Search for colleges by the following criteria: college location, size, gender mix, type of institution, entrance difficulty, freshman satisfaction, graduation rate, cost, financial need met, student debt, merit aid, sports, student background, and academic programs. – The HEATH Resource Center at George Washington University has served as a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities since 2000. – Allen Tinkler, Kaarme website editor, is a nationally recognized consultant on college selection and transition issues for students with special needs. For all intents and purposes, all colleges must (by law) provide reasonable and justified accommodations for students with disabilities. – Universities and Colleges Admissions Service in the United Kingdom (UCAS) is the organization responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. – The Common Application membership association was established in 1975 by 15 private colleges that wished to provide a common, standardized first-year application form for use at any member institution. Today, The Common Application serves over 1 million students and school officials annually through its free online First-Year and Transfer applications. Is membership of over 500 public and private colleges and universities represents the full diversity of four-year higher education in the US and, increasingly, overseas.

College Financial Aid – National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators advises families to make the college financial aid office the first stop when considering how to pay for a college education. A college’s financial aid administrator can provide information on many topics, including:

  • The types of financial aid available to you
  • Financial aid application deadlines
  • How to accurately complete the FAFSA and other forms
  • How much aid you are qualified to receive, and when you can expect to receive it
  • Ways to make smart borrowing decisions
  • How to request an appeal of financial aid decisions – FinAid is the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web. Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site. – is a comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.

Miscellaneous – College Board SAT Homepage – ACT Homepage for Students – SAT Prep on Khan Academy is partnering with College Board to offer free access in the spring of 2015 to state-of-the-art learning tools specifically for the redesigned SAT that will be released in 2016. – The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies the academic and amateur credentials of all college-bound student-athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics. Students may register at any time, but we recommend that they register during their sophomore year. The NCAA Eligibility Center will evaluate a student’s academic credentials once the following information has been received, the student has had his/her status requested by an NCAA member institution:

  • Completed online registration
  • Fee payment
  • SAT and/or ACT test score on file from the respective testing agency
  • Transcript(s) from all schools or programs attended – The Guide to Understanding ROTC Programs website gives detailed information about types of “Reserve Officers’ Training Corps” programs, how ROTC programs work, ROTC requirements, and ROTC scholarships and financial aid. – Work Permit for Minors (Age 14-17) Work permits are not valid unless signed by the minor, the minor’s parents or legal guardian, and the minor’s employer.

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