Resources for Aspire Students in High School

 

College Information

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

www.collegeboard.com

Center for Student Opportunity (CSO)

www.csopportunity.org

National College Access Network (NCAN)

www.collegeaccess.org 

Ohio College Access Network

www.ohiocan.org

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

http://www.campuscompare.com/

 

College Planning Information

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

http://www.hb.edu/page.cfm?p=558

KnowHow2GO

www.knowhow2go.org

First in the Family

www.firstinthefamily.org

TERI College Planning Workbook

http://tericollegeplanning.org/plan/advcoll.html

Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) – College Center

www.csocollegecenter.org

Let’s Get Ready

www.letsgetready.org

Ohio Career Information System—Can search for specific careers and colleges that match your interests

www.ohcis.intocareers.org (username: csp  / password: ohiocis03)

 

Testing Information

ACT—Register and take free practice tests

www.actstudent.org

SAT – Register and take free practice tests

www.collegeboard.com

Princeton Review – Helpful test prep questions and tips

www.princetonreview.com

Number 2 – Free Online Test Prep

www.number2.com

 

College Application Information

The Common Application

www.commonapp.org

Activity Resume Template

http://www.hb.edu/html/college.php?id=786

 

Financial Aid & Scholarships Information

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

www.cspohio.org 

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.

http://studentaid.ed.gov

FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid

www.fafsa.ed.gov

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

www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov

MSU’s Undergraduate Scholarship and Loans Search Engine

http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3undergr.htm

FastWeb—Search for scholarships

www.fastweb.com

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

http://www.questbridge.org/

 

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.

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