Winchester Community High School
Winchester, Indiana
 765-584-8201 x1500 / 800-215-8201

Student Resources

MOST POPULAR LINKS

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/student-loan-consolidation-guide/

The Princeton Review- All sorts of college information.

College Board- The SAT test plus all sorts of testing and college preparation information

ACT- The ACT test and other resources.

Federal Student Aid Site- Federal Student Aid site for students, parents, and counselors.

FinAid- Student aid resource site.

Students.gov- Student gateway to the U.S. Government.

US Dept. of Education- Search for student aid resources by state.

Scholarship Scams- Avoid scholarship scams - don't pay!

www.fastweb.com Scholarship matches, college resources, financial aid tips, and internship opportunities

www.ISMCollegePlanning.org Funding Your Education Wisely



PERSONALITY AND CAREER ASSESSMENT

Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide- Link your favorite subject in school to a possible career.

Life Colors Questionnaire- What Kind of Person Are You?

The Princeton Review Career Test

The Vocational Information Center

www.mynextmove.org

www.driveofyourlife.org



 

READING LISTS FOR STUDENTS

Young Adult Library Services– Outstanding books for the college bound.

College Board- 101 great books for the college bound readers.



SEARCH FOR COLLEGES
www.collegeinfo.com - Search for colleges based on your interests.

National Center for Education- Links and searches to colleges and universities.

Online Degree– Online education and degree program information.

Peterson’s– Find colleges by degree programs of interest.

www.triptocollege.org - Learn about where to start and how to go to college.




ONLINE EDUCATION LINKS

DeVry University– Technical programs that are available.

Jones University– Specializes in business and computer courses.

Kaplan University– Includes financial aid info.

University of Phoenix Online– Includes links to all campus locations.



COLLEGE RANKINGS

Top 100 National Universities - US News & World Report

College and University Rankings- A list of different ranking sites.



TWO YEAR COLLEGE RANKINGS

Community College Review– Profiles of community and junior colleges.

Axia College Online– Online education offering associate degrees.

League for Innovation in Community Colleges– International consortium of community colleges.

American Assoc. of Community Colleges

 

MILITARY CAREERS

http://www.todaysmilitary.com/- Military (general)

http://www.army.mil/- Army

http://www.navy.mil/- Navy

http://www.uscg.mil/USCG.shtm- Coast Guard

http://www.marines.com/- Marines

http://www.af.mil/- Air Force



VIRTUAL TOURS

http://www.ecampustours.com/- Virtual campus tours.

http://www.campustours.com/

http://www.campusview.com/- Collection of online view books.





WHAT ARE MY CHANCES AT THIS SCHOOL?

http://www.go4college.com/

www.collegedata.com/cs/promo/promo_calcodds_tmpl.jhtml

www.princetonreview.com/college/research/articles/find/MatchReachSafety.asp

 

TESTING CALENDARS

The SAT Calendar

The ACT Calendar

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR STUDENTS

Centers for Disease Control- Learn what you can do to enjoy college the safe and healthy way!

Healthy Minds– Great mental health resource.

Health Insurance Quotes– Student health insurance quotes and plans.



ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TESTS

Advanced Placement (AP) tests- Information about AP testing.

www.collegeboard.com/prof/counselors/apply/12.html- SAT subject test requirements at different schools.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)- About the CLEP program.

ISEE – Independent School Entrance Exam- Often used for entrance into private high schools.

PLAN test- Generally administered fall of Sophomore year.

PSAT– Practice SAT.



TEST PREP RESOURCES

http://www.testprep.com/- By Stanford Testing Systems.

http://www.act.org/- Online registration and prep for ACT.

http://www.eurekareview.com/- Eureka One on One Review, LLC.

http://www.vocabulary.com/- Fun ways to improve your vocabulary.



SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

http://www.anycollege.com - Scholarship drawings and college information.

http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com - Free access to scholarship databases.

http://www.schoolsoup.com - Scholarships and financial aid information.

http://www.collegeanswer.com -Paying for college

http://meritaid.com - Merit-based scholarships

http://www.collegescholarships.com - Match scholarships to your needs

http://www.gmsp.org - Gates Millenium Scholars Program

http://cappex.com/scholarships - Your College Decision Headquarters

http://legion.org/needalift - The American Legion Scholarships

http://www.scholarshipamerica.org - Scholarships across the nation.

http://www.scholarship.com/- Find scholarships for you.

http://www.fastweb.com/- Financial aid and scholarship search.

http://www.collegeboard.com/- College, career, and scholarship search.

http://www.tuitions.com/- Another scholarship search.

http://www.wiredscholar.com/- Sallie May site for financial aid.

http://www.collegepayway.com/- Tools for planning to pay for college.





FINANCIAL AID CALCULATORS

www.finaid.org/calculators/- Financial aid calculator.

www.act.org/fane/index.html- Calculator on the ACT website.



FINANCIAL AID LINKS

http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/- Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired).

http://www.finaid.org/- Student aid resource site.

http://www.students.gov/- Student gateway to the U.S. Government.

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/- Online FAFSA application.



FOR MINORITY, LOW INCOME, FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS

www.finaid.org/otheraid/minority.phtml- Minority aid site.

www.smart.net/~pope/hbcu/hbculist.htm- Historically black colleges.

http://www.educacionsuperior.org/

http://www.yesican.gov/- White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

http://www.yosipuedo.gov/- Spanish version of same site as above.

http://www.chciyouth.org/- English and Spanish information on planning - free publications.

http://www.hispanicfund.org/- Hispanic resource for college aid.

http://www.uncf.org/- United Negro College Fund

http://www.ubp.com/- Universal Black Pages

collegefund.org- American Indian fund

http://www.aimd.org/- American Institute for Managing Diversity

http://www.aihec.org/- American Indian Higher Education Consortium

lite.researchresearch.com/- Minority Scholarships and Fellowships

www.ed.gov/offices/OBEMLA- Department of Education/Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs

http://www.black-collegian.com/- The Black Collegian

http://www.blackexcel.org/- Black Excel: The College Help Network

http://www.hillel.org/- Jewish resource for colleges.

http://www.gmsp.org/- Gates Millennium Scholars Fund

http://www.hsf.net/- Hispanic scholarships

http://www.hacu.net/- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

http://www.jbhe.com/- Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

qemnetwork.qem.org- Quality Education for Minorities

www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/education.html- Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education



STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

http://www.ahead.org/- Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

http://www.add.org/- Attention Deficit Disorder Association

http://www.chadd.org/- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

http://www.ldanatl.org/- Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

http://www.ldresources.com/- Learning Disability Resources

http://www.ncld.org/- National Center for Learning Disabilities

http://www.fcsn.org/- Federation for Children with Special Needs

http://www.ldonline.org/- Learning Disabilities Online

http://www.nifl.gov/- National Adult Literacy & Learning Disabilities Center