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Post High School Planning

Students are encouraged to work with their parents and counselors during the college search and application process. Check out our Career Resource Center for a wealth of resources!
 
 

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The On-line College Database - The College Database has created a no-cost resource dedicated to higher education in New York. The goal of the page is to help high school students and their families research and identify campus, online and hybrid learning opportunities in the state that fit their needs.
 
The New York guide includes a complete look at the state's community colleges, public universities, private colleges, technical schools and distance learning options. College hopefuls can then find potential schools using our proprietary search tool, which allows quick and accurate searching by institution type, setting, size, city and cost. Students can also see the best colleges in New York for...
 
-  Current and future service members
-  Student-teacher ratio
-  Women in technology
-  Return on investment
 
All data used in the guide and in our search tool comes from government databases such as the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). 

 

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
(Please visit the Financial Aid/Scholarship Page for more financial aid resources)
 
Consumer Jungle-activities for students, parents, and teachers
Practical Money Skills - free resource materials for students, teachers and parents
NYSFAAA.org - resource information on paying for college and related topics for students, parents and school counselors
HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation - This site has very helpful information for parents and students at the middle or high school level who will need to finance a college education in the future.
MeritAid.Com- With more than 2,000 colleges in the country, how can students locate available merit-based scholarships? With MeritAid.com, it's easy. Available to students and parents, MeritAid.com is a free resource dedicated to helping students fint merit-based scholarship opportunities from colleges before they apply.

OTHER RESOURCES

College Career Life Planning - Hundreds of free tools for student, teachers and parents.
College Majors 101 - a great site for Juniors who are beginning to explore their future college choices.

Healthcare:

Nursing.org: provides individuals with informative and accurate information to help guide them in their educational and career decisions. Contains a guide on OB/GYN Nursing
www.bestnursingdegree.com
http://www.nursingexplorer.com/careers
http://www.nursingexplorer.com/scholarships
 

Teaching: www.educationdegree.com
TeacherCertificationDegrees.com: a site that provides related career tools for aspiring educators.

Environmental/Green Jobs: www.thinkgreendegrees.com

USCollegeSearch.org - a complete resource covering all the colleges and program offerings in the US. We have occupational guides, financial aid resources and FAQs on all the different programs.

Technical-Schools-Guide.com - a complete resource covering all the technical schools and programs in the US. We have career guides and resources to help people discover career paths that match their skill sets and life goals.

Transportation/Trucking: TopTruckingSchools.com - This site has helped thousands of potential professional drivers apply to and attend Class A CDL training to become a professional driver. We offer resources, information about a driving career, and links to schools to apply.

Apprenticeships If you like the challenge of learning a new skill, if you have good aptitude, and like to earn while you learn, a registered apprentice training program could be for you. Please see this website for more information on apprenticeable occupations. http://www.labor.state.ny.us/apprenticeship/appindex.shtm

The CollegeBoard Online: www.collegeboard.com -- This site is excellent for students, parents, educators, and counselors. Included is the latest news from the College Board, current test administrations and registration deadlines, as well as on-line score reporting, registration, and details regarding specific SAT I/IIs. Check out the SAT Question of the Day, utilize the scholarship search as well as the ExPAN College Search, or e-mail the professionals at the College Board. Information is organized and presented specifically for Student & Parents, Admissions Staff, Financial Aid Staff, Counselors, High School & College Faculty, and College Board Members.

Peterson's Education and Career Center: www.petersons.com -- At this site, access Colleges and Universities, Graduate Programs, Studying Abroad Programs, Careers & Education, Summer Programs, Private Schools, Financing Education, Executive Education, Distance Learning, Learning Adventures, Open Choices, Testing Preparation, etc.   Peterson's is an information services company that is the "leading provider" of information on educational institutions and other educational opportunities in the United States.

University and College Accountability Network: http://www.ucan-network.org/ Start Your Search for the Perfect School!
Information on hundreds of private colleges and universities at your fingertips.

http://www.collegenet.com --  This website provides over 1500 Customized Internet Admissions applications built for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program you save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form.
Common Application: http://commonapp.org/--  Download the Common Application here.
About SUNY: http://www.suny.edu/--  Access all information about the SUNY system. Visit a campus. Apply on line.
Campus Tours: www.campustours.com/ -- Visit this highly interactive site for virtual tours of college and university campuses. Locate campuses by map or alphabetical listing and experience a look at each via webcams, movies and pictures, college videos, and campus maps. This site is user-friendly as a good introduction to a number of campuses.
CollegeView: www.collegeview.com/ -- CollegeView is a terrific resource that allows students, parents, counselors and other educators to gather information essential for the college and financial aid process. Search a college/university database of over 3700 institutions, travel to colleges via the virtual tour, access applications, and apply electronically. Financial aid and scholarship information, career information, and a college chat and message board system also help to make this a highly useful site.
 
The Princeton Review:www.review.com/-- There is a wealth of   information here in categories including:  Go To College, Be A Doctor, Get A Career, Go To B-School, Be a Lawyer, Go To Grad School. There is also a discussion group set up specifically for parents, and the opportunity to take a practice SAT Online (not compatible with AOL; requires Netscape or other browser).
 
ChristianHigherEducationResourceCenter www.christianconnector.comA site for those students interested in private Christian colleges. This site provides a free Christian college information service and a $1,000 Christian scholarship drawing.
 
Historically BlackColleges and Universities: http://www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu/-- This site is for students interested in the higher education institutions whose mission has historically been the education of Black Americans. Over 100 schools located in 24 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands, HBCU's enroll more than 370,000 students.
 
Women’s College Coalition: http://www.womenscolleges.org/  - The Women’s College Coalition is a membership organization representing 68 women’s colleges accross the country and in Canada.  Peruse this website for information about the benefits of attending a women’s college, to access ranking information, summer outreach programs, and for direct links to each college.

LD Resources: http://www.ldresources.com/  -   This site provides a wealth of information for parents, students, counselors and other educators about learning disabilities.  Topic areas include: Site Info, Articles, Resources, Discussions, Newsletters, and a search component.  This extensive resource is one of the very best.

www.FirstGenerationStudent.com - provides information and resources for people who are trying to be the first in their families to go to college.