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Applying to College

 

COLLEGE CHECKLIST:
Steps when applying to colleges and universities

 

COLLEGE BOUND ATHLETE:

NAIA - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 

NJCAAThe National Junior College Athletic Association. 

NCAAThe National Collegiate Athletic Association.  

NCAA ClearinghouseRegistration site for prospective student-athlete for Division 1 or Division II institution.
 

COLLEGE & CAREER PLANNING:

Advanced Placement Credit
Find colleges and universities that offer credit for AP scores.  

Common Application
An online college application used by almost 700 colleges and universities.  Fill out one application for any of these colleges. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Features hundreds of occupations.  Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics
U. S. Department of Labor Site. Extensive links to occupations and their outlook. 

Career Cruising
Students can save and view their results from the Career Matchmaker interest inventory.

Chronicle of Higher Education
How much will I actually pay for my degree?  Will I make enough to repay my debt?  A great
tool to compare colleges.

CollegeWeekLive
Makes finding the perfect college easy.  Talk with college representatives online or take a virtual tour of the campus.  An online college fair.

Open Education Database
A comprehensive online education directory which offers up-to-date, detailed program information from accreditted online colleges from well known universities.

Affordable Colleges Foundation
Recently published information on Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Kentucky
that offer online college programs, sorted by affordability.  Included are scholarship
and financial aid options.

 

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS:

Best Scholarship Search Platforms

BigFuture by CollegeBoard

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Fastweb
Free scholarship matching service. 

Guaranteed Scholarships
Listing of merit scholarship opportunities.  

KEES
Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship. 

Scholarships
Links to local, state and national scholarships.  http://www.bethlehemhigh.org

Learn about different types of  Federal Financial Aid.  

 

TESTING RESOURCES:

ACT registration and information

4 TestsFree online tests.

KAPLANSample questions and some free practice materials. 

PSAT, SAT, and ACT sample tests