Resources for Aspire Students in High School


College Information

College Board—Search for colleges, register for SATs, Tips, Test Prep, etc.

Center for Student Opportunity (CSO)

National College Access Network (NCAN) 

Ohio College Access Network

Campus Compare – Six different ways to search for colleges that suit your interests


College Planning Information

Hathaway Brown’s college page – includes activities resume templates, checklists, and financial aid info.


First in the Family

TERI College Planning Workbook

Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) – College Center

Let’s Get Ready

Ohio Career Information System—Can search for specific careers and colleges that match your interests (username: csp  / password: ohiocis03)


Testing Information

ACT—Register and take free practice tests

SAT – Register and take free practice tests

Princeton Review – Helpful test prep questions and tips

Number 2 – Free Online Test Prep


College Application Information

The Common Application

Activity Resume Template


Financial Aid & Scholarships Information

Cleveland Scholarship Program—Sign up for free texts w/ important college information 

Student Aid on the Web—Can create account to get your own personal portfolio that will manage financial aid information and info about the college process, too.

FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA4Caster – Get an early estimate of your eligibility for Financial Aid

MSU’s Undergraduate Scholarship and Loans Search Engine

FastWeb—Search for scholarships

QuestBridge—Apply for opportunity to be matched with prestigious college and full-ride scholarships


Resource Books


*These books can either be purchased or borrowed from your local library. If your branch does not have these books, request a hold so that they can be transferred to you. Every book listed below is in the CLEVNET Consortium.


Cushman, Kathleen. First in the Family: Advice about college from first-generation students. Providence,        

RI: Next Generation Press, 2005.


Fiske, Edward B. Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2009. 


Pope, Loren. Colleges that Change Lives: 40 schools that will change the way you think about colleges.

New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2006.

Shaker Heights, Ohio Girls K-12 Coed Early Childhood

19600 North Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 P: 216.932.4214
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