Post Secondary Planning Resources

Post Secondary Planning Resources
Academics

Researching Colleges
Researching Careers
Financing College
Gap Year
Transferring Colleges
For Athletes

For Students Seeking Additional/Special Support Programs

State Mandated Testing

Please note: These are NOT exhaustive lists, just a random sampling of unique opportunities and search engines.

Post Secondary Planning Comprehensive

Tools for the transition from high school to college

http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/Pages/Default.aspx

Tools for 1st generation college students

http://www.imfirst.org/

Comprehensive tools (self-assessments, college/career  matching)

http://www.act.org/profile/

“Getting In” Podcast series about the college admissions process

http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/getting_in/2015/09/getting_in_a_podcast_about_applying_to_college.html

Coalition for Access, Affordability, & Success

http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/how.html

http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/students.html



Researching Colleges

Celiac/Gluten Free Colleges

http://glutenfreetravelsite.com/glutenfreecollegereviews.php

http://www.celiaccentral.org/college/

Strong college campus Jewish communities

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14gB_U2Zxji-8AnLOcmpGqfGnWrcReMoebKjNktCFSXM/edit

http://www.hillel.org/college-guide/search#

http://theheart2heartproject.org/about/

http://issuu.com/reformjudaism/docs/college_lores

http://rjmag.org/browse/youth/

Kosher meal plans

http://theheart2heartproject.org/koshermap/

Colleges Abroad

http://www.studyinaustria.at/study_in_austria/ (study in Austria)

http://www.daad.de/aaa  (study in Germany)

https://www.daad.de/deutschland/studienangebote/international-programs/en/

http://www.educationuk.org/global/ (study in the UK)

http://www.educationinireland.com/en/ (education in Ireland)

http://www.educationau-incanada.ca/educationau-incanada/index.aspx?lang=eng (study in Canada)

https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/ (study in Australia)

http://www.studyinscotland.org/ (study in Scotland)

http://www.campusfrance.org/en/page/programs-taught-english (study in France)

http://www.studyinginswitzerland.ch/studying-in-switzerland.htm (study in Switzerland)

http://studyinpoland.pl/en/ (study in Poland)

http://www.studyinholland.co.uk/ (study in the Netherlands)

http://www.cucas.edu.cn/ (study in China)

www.aaicu.org (American universities abroad)

https://www.studyineurope.eu/ (study in Europe)

http://www.eunicas.ie/index.php/eunicas/search.html (search engine)

Performing and Visual Arts Colleges

http://guides.teenlife.com/PVA

http://www.aicad.org/

https://nasad.arts-accredit.org/directory-lists/accredited-institutions/

http://www.portfolioday.net/

Public Colleges in California (UC and CSU resources)

https://secure.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/

http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/requirements/

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

http://wiche.edu/wue

Colleges Requiring SAT Subject Tests

http://www.compassprep.com/subject-test-requirements-and-recommendations/

Colleges Requiring ACT/SAT Writing/Essay score

http://www.compassprep.com/act-writing-and-sat-essay-requirements/

Colleges w/ Video Gaming/Design

http://collegelists.pbworks.com/w/page/16119619/Video%20Gaming%20and%20Design

Colleges for Equestrians

https://www.usef.org/_iframes/colleges/search.aspx

http://www.ihsainc.com/

College That Change Lives

http://ctcl.org/


Researching Careers 

Colorado’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry

http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=3264107509398f5d1908518c8&id=7e4dd6a509&e=[UNIQID]

Matching college majors with careers

www.collegemajors101.com

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors-careers

www.mymajors.com

STEM Careers

http://stemjobs.com/

Fire Science and Public Service Careers

http://www.firescience.org/public-service-careers/

OOH - career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/



Financing College

Financial Aid Resources

StudentAid.gov


NACAC’s Paying for College Webpage


FSA ID info

StudentAid.gov/fsaid

FAFSA

FAFSA 2017-18 Worksheet


New! FAFSA Video for Students


fafsa.gov

can email questions to: studentaid@ed.gov

Federal Student Aid publications

https://www.fsapubs.gov/

Scholarship Resources for Undocumented Students

http://e4fc.org/resources/scholarshiplists.html

General affordability resources

https://lendedu.com/blog/financial-aid-scholarships-student-loans-101-course/

http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/


FAFSA Changes for 2017-18

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/fafsa-changes-17-18.pdf

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2017-18-fafsa-process-changes.png

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2017-18-fafsa-updates-students-parents.pdf

Raise Me – get scholarships from colleges for high school achievements

https://www.raise.me/

For DREAMers and DACA students

http://www.thedream.us/

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/financial-aid-and-undocumented-students.pdf

Navy ROTC


https://docs.google.com/a/stemhigh.org/presentation/d/1X2HT4cbcndtJd_Rp7XuiRzvaLgUVm6XXLOmMrzAsqw0/edit?usp=sharing


https://docs.google.com/a/stemhigh.org/document/d/1kwnnl-6OcSE95UOy16wpal6zAHlnfLlPjfWwrZUSRWc/edit?usp=sharing



Gap Year
Transferring Colleges

community college students planning to transfer

http://outreach.jkcf.org/jkcf-nacac-transfer-tips/


For Athletes

Jeffrey Durso-Finley's book

Understanding Athletic Recruiting


NCAA

http://www.ncaa.org/

NCAA Eligibility Center

http://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp

Be Recruited website (recommended by College Vale)

https://new.berecruited.com/

Website for posting film highlights

http://www.hudl.com/

NHHEAF College Planning Guide for Student Athletes

https://www.nhheaf.org/pdfs/athleticbooklet.pdf

NACAC Tips for Student Athletes & Families

http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/student/Documents/GetintheGame.pdf


For Students Seeking Additional/Special Support Programs

Campus Pride Trans Policy clearinghouse

https://www.campuspride.org/tpc/

Illinois ACAC Presentation supporting document provided by Heather Saylor (York High School, IL, CJ Jones and Zachary George (DePaul University ,IL), with outside resources from Youth Outlook.  Certainly not an exhaustive list, but a good starting point.

https://docs.google.com/a/stemhigh.org/document/d/1NUECjGr3-zzWNKuvOa-03dj1_iaoS5lwL5mYQGK1DXM/edit?usp=sharing

Achieving in Higher Education (AHEADD)

http://www.familybehavioralresources.com/aheadd.html

College Living Experience

http://experiencecle.com/



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