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Helpful College and Career Information

 

Application Information

 

Apply Texas - Provides an online web based application system for all public colleges and many private colleges across Texas.

Commonapp.org- The Common Application: application used for private universities and independent colleges. Allows you to apply to many schools using only one general application. Also takes care of letters of recommendation, transcripts, supplements, and payments.


 

COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING

 

Assist.org- using the explore majors feature can help you find which schools have the major you’re interested in.

Collegeanswer.com- useful website full of college planning tools including information on how to pay for college.

Collegeboard.org- get information on tests, find colleges, and learn about financial aid and get financial aid help. Must create a free account.

Petersons.com- Everything you need to know about the college you want to get into. College prep tools, personal statement tips, information on career schools, and paying for college. Optional free account to save searches, but you can look through all the information without an account.

Collegeview.com- a general view of colleges, plus a direct e-mail option for requesting information. A separate parent section provides helpful articles on helping your student through the application process.

Zinch.com- a collegiate matchmaking site that brings together high school students and colleges in a new and interactive way. Also matches you with scholarships. You must sign up and create a free account to access the information on the site.

Cappex.com- an interactive college match website. College search tools, paying for college information including scholarship searches and a section for parents as well. Must sign up for a free account and create a profile to access the information on the site.

Collegeresults.org- find four, five and six-year rates of any college and also get graduation statistics by gender and ethnicity.

Ucan-network.org- Explore hundreds of private colleges and universities. You can browse by institution name, state or affiliation/mission.

Collegeportraits.org- source of basic, comparable information about public colleges and institutions presented in a user-friendly format.

Campustours.com- videotours, photorealistic interactive campus maps, mobile walking tours and custom data-driven multimedia applications for higher education, nonprofit, and government agencies.

Big Future

Collegeview.com

Compendium of Texas Colleges

GoCollege.com

Collegeportraits.org- source of basic, comparable information about public colleges and institutions presented in a user-friendly format.


 

COLLEGE FAIRS AND VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS

 

CollegeWeekLive.com - Online college fair

Campustours.com- video tours, photorealistic interactive campus maps, mobile walking tours and custom data-driven multimedia applications for higher education, nonprofit and government agencies.

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


 

CAREER PLANNING

http://www.texasrealitycheck.com/

 

ADDITIONAL COLLEGE RESOURCE WEBSITES

www.collegeanswer.com

www.mapping-your-future.org

www.myroad.com

www.collegeforalltexans.com

 

Military

 

Military Academies

Air Force Academy                           www.usafs.af.mil

Coast Guard Academy                      www.uscga.edu

United States Naval Academy           www.usna.edu

United States Military Academy at West Point     www.usma.edu

Merchant Marines www.usmma.edu


Military benefits