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CSO COLLEGE CENTER
an online clearinghouse of college programs and admissions
information serving first-generation, low-income, and minority
MINNIE STEVENS PIPER FOUNDATION
This is the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation's Compendium of Texas Colleges and Scholarships. Located in San Antonio, this foundation offers college and career searches along with scholarship databases.
TEXAS COMMON APPLICATION
The is the Texas Common Application website. You can apply to any/all Texas public schools simultaneously. This is the preferred method of application for all Texas public schools.
Register online for the ACT test, one of the two nationally-recognized college entrance tests. This is also a great site to begin your college search and get information for life's transitions.
COLLEGE BOARD / SAT
Register online for the SAT I and II tests, one of the two nationally-recognized college entrance tests. This site also gives information on the PSAT, has practice SAT questions, and does a search for finding the right college for you.
Wiredscholar offers guidance on the loan process and the types of loans available, responsible borrowing, and ability to apply online. Also features scholarship and college matches to your requirements.
Helping parents and students find scholarships since 2001. We
constantly update our database to provide the most accurate scholarship
MAKING IT COUNT
part of the Monster.com family, free to students, parents, and educators
This site provides free information about many colleges, including college search and admission tips.
PETERSON'S COLLEGE GUIDE
This is the web site for Peterson's College Guide. There is a wealth of information on many colleges, practice tests, financial aid and web site links for schools.
This site provides scholarship searches, electronic applications, college search and links to financial aid information. "Virtual Plumbers" of higher education.
FINAID (FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS)
Information about student loans, federal programs and scholarship services. There is a web page specifically dedicated to revealing scholarship frauds.
A website for college-bound athletes. Good information on the college selection process for potential college athletes.
MY FUTURE / MILITARY CAREERS
Provides an overview of military educational and career benefits with links to each branch of service service.
This site has an application that provides you with a list of scholarships that you may be eligible for based on your input. College searches are also easy here.
This is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website. Start here for all financial aid! Applying on line gives you faster results!
COLLEGE IS POSSIBLE
University-based campaign to inform parents and students about accessing college. Has areas about preparing for college, choosing the right college and paying for college.
OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK
Occupational Outlook Handbook online. This huge resource outlines all careers/jobs in the US, their respective salaries, and job potentials for the future. You can research the future of your intended career or find the "hot" careers for the coming decades.
FREE SCHOLARSHIP INFO
A database of over 2,000 scholarship-awarding organizations. Updated frequently, this is a must-see sight for those needing financial aid.
Matchmaker college information. Easy to follow links subdivided by career/technical/two-year/four-year schools as well as international schools.
Do a search for a college based on the specific criteria, such as major, location, and student body profile. This site also has virtual tours for some colleges as well as tips on doing college and scholarship essays.
ADVENTURES IN EDUCATION
Excellent site to discover your career "fit" and schools that offer that training. Also has free e-newsletter service to keep you up-to-date on college planning.
Take an interest test on line and match to careers/majors; also has good search databases and on line application capabilities.
Your one-stop shop for campus virtual tours, maps, videos, movies, and pictures of your selected schools.
Videos, maps, overviews of colleges. "The Ultimate College Search".
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY
Reach community college and university web sites by searching alphabetically by name or state.
A large search engine for college scholarship information where you can put in criteria for scholarship searches that match your qualifications and interests.
WHAT WOULD I DO WITH A MAJOR IN?
Information on various college majors, what careers are related to those majors, typical courses a student would complete in that major, and what type of person would be successful in that career.
COLLEGE CHOICE CAMPUS TOURS
Gives you a candid look of college tours from a home video format. This is a cheap way to visit a far-away school and see around an hour's worth of video footage.
Gives you information about preparing, applying, and paying for college. There is also help with getting through college, career planning, military dependents, FAFSA, Texas Grant, Residency, adult education, and even forms and applications.
Online test preparation courses are totally free! By creating an account you can access a customized course that includes tutorials, and practice session that adapt to each student's ability level.
Hightlights the hot job markets by state and industry and has projections for
future employment trends
TEXAS COLLEGE MONEY
Anyone planning to attend any of the UT System schools should review this site for Financial aid.
TEXAS PRIVATE SCHOOLS
All private schools in Texas are listed. Charts make comparing private
schools easier. Easy links to private schools are offered.
TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGES/TECH SCHOOLS
All community colleges and tech schools in Texas can be easily compared at this site. For a broader
look at community/tech schools outside the state go to the home page.