Resources for Aspire Students in High School
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
www.ohcis.intocareers.org (username: csp / password: ohiocis03)
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
*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.